Planning, decision making and end-of-life care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with dementia attending primary care
Join Diane Cadet-James and Associate Professor Dina LoGiudice as they explore the best practice principles of clinical and cultural care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living with dementia and their families, carers and communities at the end-of-life.
Follow the story of Aunty Molly as she is supported by her son Frank and health service professionals through her diagnosis of dementia and management over time, including during end-of-life.
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- Identify key clinical and cultural aspects of advance care planning that may be important to consider with people who have a diagnosis of dementia and their families and carers
- Understand ways to best support end-of-life care for people living with dementia, their families, carers and communities as their condition progresses
- Recognise and locate health and other support services needed by the person living with dementia at the end-of-life
Diane Cadet-JamesProject Officer, James Cook University and Research Officer, Let’s CHAT Dementia Project and Associate
Diane is a member of the Gugu Badhun nation of the Valley of Lagoons in Northern Queensland. She has a background in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education, supporting students to reach their full potential and families to navigate the system. Diane’s other interests lie in research, working with groups and communities to ensure appropriate research protocols are in place, and assisting researchers to engage respectfully and ethically with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the research process. Currently, Diane is part of the Healthy Ageing Research Team at James Cook University, undertaking a project to better understand what healthy ageing means for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and working as a Research Officer on the Let’s CHAT Dementia project.
Associate Professor Dina LoGiudiceGeriatrician and Lead Investigator, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victorian Aboriginal Health Service and Let’s CHAT Dementia Project
Associate Professor Dina LoGiudice is a clinical researcher from the Department of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne, and Geriatrician at Royal Melbourne Hospital and Victorian Aboriginal Health Service. Her research interests involve cognitive health and healthy ageing among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and those of diverse cultural backgrounds.