Topic: "Dying Well with Dementia"


Cross-Cultural Interest Group Webinar - 18th October 2022 (Tuesday)


As the population ages, so has the number of deaths that occur in old age. In New Zealand, the highest proportion of deaths is now happening to people living in residential aged care.

We are delighted to have invited Dr Michal Boyd as our guest speaker for our 18th October 2022 CCIG webinar. Dr Boyd will present the results of the 'End of life with dementia (ELDER)' research which explored the quality of end-of-life care for those living in residential aged care. The presentation will also include essential clinical considerations for older people dying with dementia, the complex nature of end-of-life care in old age and the need for an integrated gerontology/palliative care approach.

Jim Xu, our CCIG Advisory Group member, will facilitate this session.

See below for more information about the Speaker and the Webinar facilitator.

Participants can join the evening webinar via zoom.

Registration is open until 6.30 pm, 18th October 2022.

a) Webinar recordings will be available three weeks post the event.
b) PowerPoint slides will be made available three weeks post the event.
c) A certificate of attendance will be issued within two weeks after the event.


Tuesday 18th October, 2022


Presentation starts 6.30pm-8.00pm


Available as Zoom Webinar


Dr Michal Boyd

Dr Michal Boyd

Honorary Assoc. Prof., The University of Auckland, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences & Nurse Practitioner, Equinox Health Ltd.

Dr Michal Boyd is an Associate Professor with the School of Nursing and collaborates with the Department of Geriatric Medicine of the University of Auckland. She also maintains her practice as a Nurse Practitioner for Older Adults. She was the primary investigator for End of Life with Dementia Research (ELDER), funded through the MBIE National Science Challenge-Ageing Well. She has participated in many other clinically based research and evaluation studies.

Jim Xu

Jim Xu

Event MC, CCIG Advisory Group Member
CCIG Advisory Group Member; Nurse Practitioner, Community Mental Health Services for Older People, Te Whatu Ora Te Toka Tumai Auckland

Jim is a Nurse Practitioner who has specialised in the mental health of old age for over 15 years. Jim is particularly interested in dementia care. Jim advocates patient-centred care and evidence-based practice; he focuses on improving quality care for older people with mental health illnesses. Due to his own cultural background, Jim has a good understanding of cultural differences and cultural safety. Jim has a strong interest in promoting cultural safety for Asian people with mental illness.