Further presentations from specialist architects, nurses and occupational therapists as well as dementia experts from housing, local authorities and care homes
Taking place 3 – 4 November 2015 at Vox Birmingham, the UK’s first cross sector International Dementia Conference will bring together leading figures from across the world and from a variety of different industry backgrounds to learn and share ideas on the best solutions to tackle this global issue.
These professional experts will be joined by specialist architects and planners, nurses and occupational therapists as well as specialists in dementia from sectors including housing, local authorities and care homes. 45 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.
The International Dementia Conference has been established by Stirling University’s Dementia Services Development Centre, as an interactive, educational platform to drive understanding. Running alongside the dedicated Care & Dementia Show (www.careshow.co.uk), it will also offer practical support. Organisers are specifically inviting decision makers from housing providers and associations; architects, designers and town planners; local authorities; social workers; GPs, CCGs and NHS professionals including occupational therapists, doctors and nurses.
Professor June Andrews, Director, Dementia Services Development Centre, University of Stirling and a leader in developing this exclusive conference comments:
“This is a conference for everyone who want 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 will be addressed by Dame Joan Bakewell as well as plenary speakers from France, Germany, Luxembourg, Spain, Hong Kong, the USA and the UK.
The International Dementia Conference runs alongside and in partnership with the Care & Dementia Show offering all conference delegates the opportunity to meet inspirational providers of products and services for those working in dementia care today. A prestigious awards ceremony will take place on the evening of 3 November.
The conference programme will also feature a series of individual talks, panel discussions and practical case studies highlighting the recent trends related to Financing Old Age; Living with Dementia; Research and Design; Care at Home; Best Practice in Care Homes; Families, Faith and Communities; Inspection and Regulation; Training and Regulation; Law and Ethics; and Art and Culture.
For further information regarding attending the International Dementia Conference, please visit www.internationaldementiaconference.co.uk.