Focus On Care For Residents In Care Homes At UK’s First Cross Sector International Dementia Conference

International Dementia Conference LogoTaking place 3 – 4 November 2015 at the Vox (the new centre at the NEC Birmingham), the conference will tackle a range of issues facing care homes relating to residents with dementia from areas such as patient centred dementia practice, dementia training to create sustainable attitude change for care staff.

This conference will be profiled at the UK’s first cross sector International Dementia Conference.  This conference will also welcome dementia experts from across the world, as well as from different industries to learn and share ideas on the best solutions to tackle this global issue.

Dementia is the word used to describe the symptoms of a range of diseases including Alzheimer’s disease and vascular disease.  The number of people affected is set to double in the next twenty years just because of the ageing population.

Professor June Andrews, Director, Stirling University’s Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) and a leader in developing this exclusive conference comments: “Care homes play a pivotal role ensuring residents with dementia can live their life to the full, it is therefore important to learn from international experiences and gaining insights in how to put ideas into practice within your own setting.”

The International Dementia Conference has been established by DSDC as an interactive, educational platform to drive understanding.  It will take place alongside the dedicated Care & Dementia Show, therefore also offering practical support. Organisers are specifically inviting care home providers, care home managers, care home designers, architects, nurses and occupational therapists.

60 concurrent session presentations will address topics ranging from assistive technology, case finding, meaningful activity, end of life care through to design, environment, staff education, attitudes, language and support and many more valuable areas for dementia discussion and debate.

Professor Andrews concludes:

This is a conference for everyone who wants to know how to better serve and care for those affected by dementia. Best practice ideas will be shared and trends revealed that will help many sectors prepare to confront this increasingly important subject.”

The conference programme will also feature a series of individual talks, panel discussions and practical case studies highlighting the recent trends related to Best Practice in Care Homes; Inspection and Regulation; Training and Regulation; Law and Ethics; and Art and Culture; Housing; Financing Old Age; Living with Dementia; Research and Design; Care at Home; Families, Faith and Communities.

For further information regarding attending the International Dementia Conference, please visit http://www.internationaldementiaconference.co.uk.

 

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