Why Use Facilitated Case Conferencing for people with advanced dementia

Case conferences that are well targeted, organised, conducted and documented can:

  • Ensure family understanding of the progressive nature of dementia and the need for a palliative approach to care in the advanced stages 
  • Increase understanding of the goals of care and best management approaches
  • Build respect between staff and families that acknowledges their different contributions to care of the person with dementia and help them work together as a team
  • Ensure that care decisions are based on best available evidence and what the person would have wanted for him/herself if (s)he were able to choose
  • Enhance comfort and dignity as the person approaches the end of life.

Last updated 02 September 2015