The Dilemma of End-of-Life Decision Making in Dementia Dotsa Bitove Wellness Academy
Join us for an AST Speaker Series event with Dr. Ron Keren.
Most people with dementia will succumb to other medical
problems such as heart disease, stroke and cancer. About 15% of people with
dementia will die following a slow "withering state.” The goals of
care for individuals with dementia should take into consideration the stage of
the disease as well as the likely treatment outcomes. Often, in later stages of
dementia, aggressive treatment of medical problems leads to unnecessary burden
and suffering. This presentation will help guide families on medical decision
making in the presence of dementia.
Dr. Keren is an associate professor of Psychiatry at the University of
Toronto, Medical Director of the Geriatric Rehabilitation Program at the
University Health Network-Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the head of
geriatric psychiatry at the University Health Network. He is the founder and
president of the Canadian Colloquium on Dementia, a non-profit corporation that
runs a biennial national conference on dementia.
COST: this event is FREE, registration is required.
Refreshments will be served.
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Address: Dotsa Bitove Wellness Academy 1929 Bayview Ave., Unit G30 Toronto, ON M4G 3E8