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Palliative care and Intellectual Disabilities

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are living longer than in the past and are facing the challenges of ageing.  This brings both the stigma of IDD and of ageing together, with people with IDD, and their families and caregivers, facing increasing issues and challenges of care. These include coping with dementia at an earlier age than the general population and the challenges of assessment, discussion and care of people with IDD as they age.  There is the need to face these issues and plan for the care and for facing dying and death.

About the Speaker

Professor David Oliver, Retired Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Honorary Professor at the Tizard Centre, University of Kent 

Professor David Oliver joined the Tizard Centre as an Honorary Reader in 2013, although he has been involved with the University since 1999 initially as an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Kent Institute of Medicine and Health Sciences and latterly as Honorary Reader at the Centre for Professional Practice at Medway.  

David has written and spoken widely on the palliative care of people with neurological disease, and in particular motor neurone disease.  He speaks regularly at international and national congresses. He is Chair of a task force of the European Association for Palliative Care and the European Academy of Neurology on neurological palliative care.

David has recently retired from a full-time appointment as Consultant in Palliative Medicine at the Wisdom Hospice in Rochester, where he worked for over 30 years. He has been a member of the EAPC Board and was Chair of the Guideline Development Group on Motor Neurone Disease at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. He is Trustee of the Multiple System Atrophy Trust, The Fifth Trust and the Mortimer Society.

Please note that this is a Hybrid event. We welcome colleagues to 66 Banbury Road or on line via Zoom:


This event is part of a seminar series:

Michaelmas 2023 Seminar Series | Ageing with a Disability

Convenor:  Dr Melina Malli Please note that this is a Hybrid event. We welcome colleagues to 66 Banbury Road or on line via Zoom:

Event Details

19 October 2023 14:00 - 15:00


Online & 66 Banbury Rd