Preparing Student Nurses To A Profession Where Dementia Becomes More & More Central To Their Future Job


“tomorrow’s nurses will see an increase in the number of patients living with dementia, how do they best prepare?

Taking place 3 – 4 November 2015 at the Vox (the new centre at the NEC Birmingham), the conference will tackle a range of issues surrounding dementia in home care, at hospital and in care homes .

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: “Nurses will find themselves in the center of this society change, they will be working at the forefront dealing with the day to day issues of home care, care homes and hospitals relating to people living with dementia, and it is important that our future nurses are prepared”

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 student nurses to participate.

60 concurrent session presentations will address topics ranging from: Dementia friendly communities, dementia in the acute hospital, attitudes and best practice when supporting and caring for people living with dementia.

Professor Andrews concludes:

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 student nurses preparing for their future jobs.”

The conference programme will also feature a series of individual talks, panel discussions and practical case studies highlighting the recent trends such as the use of mindfulness for mental wellbeing, how to become dementia friendly, dementia friends for student nurses, art and dementia to the use of appropriate language and signage.

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