Spread Phase – Advance Care Planning for people living with dementia and their family caregivers

Community-led Advance Care Planning

For the past two years, we have been working with partners and people living with dementia to tailor, evaluate and refine our evidence-based advance care planning programs for people living with early stages of dementia and their family/friend caregivers. Evaluation results from the pilot and implementation phases showed that the dementia-tailored programs are engaging and effective.

The advance care planning programs are:

  1. guided group conversation event to help participants explore their values, beliefs, and wishes for future health care and personal care. This is an important part of the advance care planning process.  
  2. two-part information session to teach participants about the steps of advance care planning, and offer information and resources to help them get started. 

Offering training, resources and ongoing support

In the Fall of 2021, we will be offering FREE training, tools and ongoing coaching for community organizations interested in offering the advance care planning programs for:

  • older adults,
  • people living with early stages of dementia, and/or
  • family/friends caregivers of people living with dementia.

Eligible organizations

To be eligible for this opportunity, partner organizations must:

  • be non-profit (or willing to offer these programs not-for-profit), and
  • offer these programs either in person or online at no or nominal costs to British Columbians.
  • participate in a short evaluation survey in the Spring of 2022 to share with us how the training and toolkits have been used.


Thank you for your interest. The Fall 2021 training sessions have been filled.

If you would like to be notified regarding future training offered by BC Centre for Palliative Care, please subscribe to our newsletter: https://www.bc-cpc.ca/centrepoint/

For questions about the project, contact the project manager, Kathy Sheng at KathySheng@bc-cpc.ca.

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