The Talking Mortality Podcast

Dementia - A Realistic Conversation

June 21, 2019 Dr Calvin J. Lightbody Season 1 Episode 5
The Talking Mortality Podcast
Dementia - A Realistic Conversation
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The Talking Mortality Podcast
Dementia - A Realistic Conversation
Jun 21, 2019 Season 1 Episode 5
Dr Calvin J. Lightbody

What is dementia? If someone has dementia, what is their prognosis and outlook for the future? What happens when a patient no longer has the capacity to make decisions about their own healthcare? What about dementia care at the end of life?
In this episode Dr Calvin Lightbody discusses these issues with Dr Gillian Docherty who is a consultant in old age psychiatry. They also discuss powers of attorney, anticipatory care plans and palliative care for dementia patients.

Show Notes

What is dementia? If someone has dementia, what is their prognosis and outlook for the future? What happens when a patient no longer has the capacity to make decisions about their own healthcare? What about dementia care at the end of life?
In this episode Dr Calvin Lightbody discusses these issues with Dr Gillian Docherty who is a consultant in old age psychiatry. They also discuss powers of attorney, anticipatory care plans and palliative care for dementia patients.