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Dementia: Quality of Care 2015

April 21, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Manchester Conference Centre

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Dementia_Quality-of-Care-2015In February 2014, Open Forum Events held our first Dementia: Quality of Care conference. Attracting over 150 delegates from across health, social care, and the wider public, private and third sectors, as well as people living with dementia, their carers and families, this innovative and inspirational event focused on key stages in the dementia pathway using best practice case studies and personal stories to shine a light on the way forward for dementia care and support. Proper integration across services, truly personalised care, real engagement and empathy were major themes of the day.

So where are we a year on? The news is still full of stories about low diagnosis rates, a lack of funding for quality care, and so on. Policy papers are full of talk of patient engagement and involvement, and integration of health and social care. But is this actually making a difference to the people at the centre of things? At Dementia: Quality of Care 2015, we will examine the current state of affairs and establish how things need to change.

This event has been designed to bring sectors and systems together to look at the bigger picture of dementia care and support, focused on the whole person perspective and the whole community perspective. People with dementia, their carers and families will be actively involved in every session, as well as professionals offering practical examples of excellent work being done and how it might be adapted and adopted by others. The conference will provide a rare chance to engage with and learn from each other. Delegates will have the opportunity to listen, digest, debate and then reflect on information that will make a difference to their professional or personal lives.

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There are currently 800,000 people living with dementia in the UK, costing society over £23bn per annum – twice the cost of cancer. With this number predicted to rise to over one million people by 2021, there is no denying the extent of the problem and the need for committed focus on tackling the issues. The government has recognised that poor diagnosis, along with low levels of understanding and awareness of dementia, have contributed to a national crisis.

The main focus for government to date has been investment in research and developing a reputation as an international leader in dementia. This will hopefully transform the lives of many people in the future, but does not account for those living with dementia now. How can we improve the quality of care and quality of life now? How can we improve dementia diagnosis rates now? What can be done to address the funding gap for social care? How can we ensure the high quality of dementia care and support that is offered and experienced across the health and social care system? This conference will look at the main steps on the dementia care pathway, from diagnosis right through to end of life, offering insight from patients and carers as to what the system is like for them and inspiration from leaders as to how to make things better.

Designed to appeal to all areas, including hospitals, care homes, local authorities, carers and families, Dementia: Quality of Care 2015 will focus on best practice in compassionate dementia care and support. The programme will cover diagnosis through to end of life care, including hospitals, community settings and care homes.

This event has been designed to bring sectors and systems together to look at the bigger picture of dementia care and support, focused on the whole person perspective and the whole community perspective. People with dementia, their carers and families will be actively involved in every session, as well as professionals offering practical examples of excellent work being done and how it might be adapted and adopted by others. The conference will provide a rare chance to engage with and learn from each other. Delegates will have the opportunity to listen, digest, debate and then reflect on information that will make a difference to their professional or personal lives.

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Open Forum Events’ Dementia: Quality of Care 2015 conference offers a unique opportunity to hear directly from people living with dementia and their families about their experiences of the health and social care system, including:

• Diagnosis and post-diagnostic support

• Care in the community

• The care home system

• Hospital care

• End of life

The conference will bring together professionals from health and social care, academia, and the wider public, private and third sectors with those living with dementia, providing a rare chance to engage with and learn from each other.

The programme has been designed to offer maximum practical value, featuring a mix of keynote speeches, service-user presentations, and case studies from those who are doing things well. Please see Terms and Conditions.

Alzheimer’s Society

Alzheimers_logo_col_resized[1]Alzheimer’s Society is the UK ‘s leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. We provide information and support to people with any form of dementia and their carers, through our publications, National Dementia Helpline, website, and more than 2,000 local services. We campaign for better quality of life for people with dementia and greater understanding of dementia, and support health and social care professionals by delivering high quality education and training.  We also fund innovative medical and social research into the cause, cure, care and prevention of dementia.


Key Care & Support

New Key Care Logo (2)Key Care & Support is one of the fastest growing Health Care agencies in the UK, providing high calibre staff and exceptional service 24/7, 365 days of the year.

Our Management team have over 60 years of experience providing and delivering Healthcare in the following areas:
•NHS Trusts
•CCGs (Formally PCTs)
•Private Hospitals
•Nursing and Residential Homes
•Mental Health Services
•Learning Disability Services
•Substance Misuse Services
•Care at Home
•Acquired Brain Injuries (ABI)
•Prisons and Secure Units
•Community Nursing
•Children’s Services


The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH)

RSPH LogoThe Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) is an independent, multi-disciplinary charity organisation, dedicated to the improvement of the public’s health and wellbeing. We help inform policy and practice, working to educate, empower and support communities and individuals to live healthily.

In 2014 RSPH joined forces with Alzheimer’s Society to create a new qualification, Understanding Dementia, designed to raise standards in dementia care focusing on a ‘person centred approach’, putting compassionate care at the heart of the training.


Amano Connect

Amano-Connect-Logo-HorizontalAmano Connect forms part of Amano Technologies Ltd. Amano Technologies is one of the only accredited DSA equipment supplier in the South West providing assistive technology to help students in higher education.

Amano Connect SMARTcare – easy to use technology to help people stay independent, safe and connected at home.

Our SMARTcare range includes: Easy to use mobiles, personal alarms, 24/7 Telecare, GPS locators, smoke sensors and fall detectors as well as remote monitoring which provides reassurance for family members.

We are also members of the Telecare Services Association and Plymouth Council’s ‘Support with Confidence’ scheme.


Kingsley Healthcare

KINGSLEY LOGOKingsley Healthcare provides high quality residential, nursing, specialised Dementia Care and Learning Disability services across the UK. ‘Care home designer award’, ‘The Gold standard framework in care homes’, ‘Investors in People Silver Award’ are few examples that demonstrate our commitment to providing excellent care.

The experience of individuals living at all Kingsley homes is that of love, achievement, well-being, encouragement and fulfilment. Our unique person-centred approach to care and ‘WINGS framework’ have made this is a reality! ‘WINGS’ is an industry pioneering and exclusive culture change programme in Dementia care services in care homes, which was invented by Kingsley Healthcare.

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SensorCare Systems Ltd

SensorCareT-V1Mobility is an important part of everyone’s quality of life. However for the vulnerable, vacating a bed or chair unassisted can mean that unnecessary risks and dangers exist. Using the latest technology the SensorCare Falls Prevention Systems provide an early warning that alerts the carer that mobilisation is being initiated, thus enabling appropriate attention to be given.


Find Signage

Find LogoSpecialists in dementia friendly environments, we provide innovative products proven to increase independence and confidence.  Find products help reduce the number of slips, trips and falls by 70%, lower levels of agitation and challenging behaviour by 60% and reduce incontinence incidents by 50%.  Products range from LED lighting, signage, high visibility toilet seats, handrails, clocks, crockery and  variety of orientation, activity and menu boards.  Dementia friendly ward and bed boards are a new addition to the extensive range, as introduced at Wythenshawe Hospital to support Trust strategy regarding the aging population and their open and honest approach to care.


Riverside ECHG

RiversideECHG - RGB jpegRiverside is one of the leading registered providers of social housing in the UK, providing support and affordable housing to people of all ages and circumstances throughout England.

The housing association is actively investing millions of pounds in building new dementia-friendly housing developments for over 55s and using new technology to provide an additional tier of support for tenants living in their own homes.

Our aim is to enable independence and security for older people, whilst supporting them to lead active lives in their local community.



logoAsquith Hall nursing Home is a 53 bedded specialist provision specifically for challenging behaviour, mental health and Dementia. We also have in the Casicare group a 40 bedded EMI residential Home known as Pennine lodge in the Todmorden area. We provide care for residents aged 40years of age upwards and is truly person centered and providing, bespoke packages of care offering value for money to purchasers. We have specialist nurses, skilled care staff, activity therapists, alongside staff trained in complimentary treatments. Our model of care is unique but based on traditional values and principles of caring for people as individuals.


Toby Churchill Abilia, Cognitive Support

tcl-abiliaTime can be confusing; most terms used about time are abstract: moment, soon, later. Others assume context: evening, weekend. Terms that are exact may be hard to understand without a reference point: minutes, hours.

Abilia have years’ experience assisting people with products which give structure life day to day.

To plan and manage routine tasks is important to maintain independence. Those who feel challenged relating to time can be frustrated as are those when memory is failing.

There are a number of products that can offer cognitive support in daily living regardless of a person’s age or underlying problem.


Alexis May, Director, Open Forum Events

Alexis May photoAlexis is Director of Open Forum Events, a conference and digital media company that exists to develop and promote new thinking and practical solutions in delivering quality, affordable public services and economic prosperity.

Having worked in the public sector events industry for over five years, Alexis has developed a keen interest in public policy, and health and social care in particular. During this time, he has also developed a sense of frustration about the slow pace of change in public services. Through Open Forum Events, he is keen to actually make things happen, rather than simply reporting on the current state of affairs.


Professor David Jolley, Consultant Psychiatrist and Honorary Reader, PSSRU, University of Manchester

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David is presently Consultant Psychiatrist and Honorary Reader at the PSSRU at the University of Manchester, Honorary Consultant at Willow Wood Hospice and Gnosall Medical Centre.

He was previously Chairman of the Section (now Faculty) of Old Age Psychiatry, RCPsych Medical Director and Professor of Old Age Psychiatry at Wolverhampton from 1995-2003, and Consultant Psychiatrist in South Manchester from 1975-95.

He has produced publications and delivered presentations on a wide range of topics in old age.

The service at Willow Wood won Help the Hospices’ innovation prize 2013; the Gnosall service won the Department of Health prize for innovations in dementia care 2013.

Daphne Wallace, Ambassador, Alzheimer’s Society

Daphne Wallace photoDaphne Wallace worked in psychiatry in the NHS from 1966 to 2000. From 1969 to 1974 she worked in learning disability services in Durham, before moving to Yorkshire in 1974 where she worked in addictions, general psychiatry and old age psychiatry.

She was Consultant Psychiatrist for Older People in Leeds from 1979, setting up a service for older people with mental health problems and fighting for resources, particularly for those with dementia. She retired in 2000, also working in private practice, (mostly psychotherapy) from 1992 to March 2007.

Daphne was a Medical Member of the Mental Health Review Tribunal from 1996 until May 2013, and a Member of the External Reference Group for the National Dementia Strategy and Co-Chair of the Implementation Reference Group

She was an Alzheimer’s Society Member at the Leeds Branch until 2000, a National Trustee from 1994 to 2006, and committee member of the Craven Branch from 2000. She is a Former Member of the Research Network and Member of the Living with Dementia Group, and an Ambassador for the Society.

Daphne was the UK Representative on the Alzheimer Europe Working Group for People with Dementia from its inception in 2012 until autumn 2014.

She has been a member of the Dementia Group of the Christian Council on Ageing since 1990 and chair from 1996 to 2007, and is also a Member of Médecine de la Personne International and British Group – concerned with whole person medicine.

She is involved with a variety of research projects to do with improving care for those with dementia and their families.

Daphne was diagnosed with very early Small Vessel Vascular Dementia in 2005.

Amy Dalrymple, Head of Policy, Alzheimer Scotland

Amy Dalrymple photoAs Alzheimer Scotland’s Head of Policy, Amy is responsible driving the strategic development of Alzheimer Scotland’s public policy activities across the organisation, at regional and national level, to grow the organisation’s policy impact for the benefit of people with dementia, their families and carers.  Amy’s work focuses on human rights based dementia policy development and campaigning, emphasising involvement of people with dementia and carers in the policy making process.

Amy has fifteen years wide ranging experience in policy development and implementation, project management and public affairs, gained in the public, private and voluntary sectors.  This includes policy and campaigning roles in health, equalities, employability, business and democracy fields.

Pat Jones-Greenhalgh, Executive Director Of Communities and Wellbeing and ADASS National Lead for Dementia

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With over 40 years’ experience of working within the care profession as a practitioner and manager, Pat is extremely passionate about the delivery of high quality person centred care, especially within the world of dementia, which for many years has been overlooked.

Her present role is Executive Director of Communities & Wellbeing at Bury Council, with managerial responsibilities across a health and social care economy including the Public Health commissioning role.  Her role also includes Parks, Leisure, Countryside, Highways, Transport and Waste Management.

She also has responsibility for corporate policy and performance and strategic housing.

She is the Deputy Chair of the Health & Well-Being Board in Bury and a member of the Clinical Commissioning Governing Body.

Within her ADASS capacity, Pat is the Chair of the Greater Manchester ADASS Group, Secretary to the North West Region ADASS Group and ADASS National Lead for Dementia. Within her national dementia role, she is the Joint Chair for the National Dementia Intelligence Network, she is a proactive member of the PHE Dementia Programme Board and the PM’s Progress Review Group.

Larry Gardiner, Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) Coproduction Network

Larry Gardiner photoLarry Gardiner was born in 1952 and has been investigated for memory disorders following a series of transient ischaemic attacks or TIAs. He is now making a good recovery from a more serious stroke that left him with temporary loss of both language  and mobility. His consultants have shown him a picture of the infarct in his brain that caused a complete left side collapse and loss of the use of his arm and leg. Clinicians subsequently referred for a series of detailed and thorough assessments and investigations because of impairments, deficits and behaviours that made it impossible to continue with his demanding and responsible job.

A baseline evaluation and repeated assessments over a period of time have resulted in a description of mild cognitive impairment. Although the most prevalent types of dementia have been excluded it has not been possible to rule out incipient dementia of a less common type at this stage because some significant deterioration in functioning is evident. His lead consultant says that it is most unusual for a person to present with symptoms that do not fit a defined pattern. The prevalence of dementia increases with increasing age. Larry was therefore also first referred for psychiatric evaluation to investigate for more common functional disorders like depression or anxiety that are often found to produce memory disorders in people of working age. Young onset memory disorders are comparatively rare; because of this tentative diagnoses are not uncommon.

Larry is now part of the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) coproduction network. Professionals, care givers, people who use services and individuals with a range of lived experiences work alongside each other with equal status and shared decision making to produce  and deliver very highly regarded services and materials. SCIE has been commissioned by NICE to coproduce a range of materials and guidance for professionals across the health and social care sector. Larry has recently been invited to celebrate the launch of an advocacy resource pack in connection with the government’s Care Act at the House of Lords.
He has also been asked to contribute to a series of SCIE Leadership Round Table events for chief executives and directors in businesses, public sector and voluntary sector organisations. Prior to this he served as a non executive director and as a charity trustee with Oxfordshire Advocacy.

Individuals who experience memory disorder symptoms at an early age are frequently working full time, have family responsibilities, they often have mortgages and other financial commitments in addition to being able to pursue a full range of other interests. Family members and loved ones struggle to understand the changes in behaviour which can drastically impact on relationships and which can also precipitate a catastrophic and disorderly collapse of their entire situation. Larry had three school age children at home when he lost his job. He subsequently lost his home, his savings and eventually his marriage collapsed too. He now lives alone in sheltered accommodation and has a personal care assistant to provide essential support.

Suzy Webster, Carer

Suzy Webster photo 2Suzy lives in a multi-generational house with her husband, Dad, two young children and her Mum who is 67 years old and lives with dementia.

Suzy brings this care experience to her work for Age Cymru on the My Home Life Programme and Age UK as an Expert by Experience Dementia specialist.

Suzy is also a volunteer co-facilitator for a local Alzheimer’s Society Singing for the Brain group.


Annie Stevenson, My Home Life

Annie Stevenson photoAnnie Stevenson has worked for 30 years in social policy and practice in care in the statutory and independent sectors. She is a qualified social worker, (specialising in dementia at a teaching hospital early in her career) and a national expert and campaigner for quality care and quality of life for older people. She co-founded and co-produced the My Home Life Programme when a Policy Lead on Care at Help the Aged.  She was Head of Older People’s Services at SCIE and now cares for her father (100) and mother (90) with running her own consultancy called Integration In Care. She has recently worked for CQC, Age UK, Carers UK and implementing My Home Life in several councils, especially the London Borough of Southwark. She specialises in breaking down silo working in the field,  making connections and challenging ageism in the system.

Sarah Reed, Dementia Communications Specialist

Sarah Reed photoWith a background in visual communications, Sarah Reed, founder of The Bright Grey, is a dementia communications specialist with over two decades’ experience working with older people and the care organisations that represent them. The Bright Grey is a multi-faceted creative agency responding to the growing awareness of the need for better communication across the generations.

At the heart of REAL Communication is a set of behavioural values and approach that form the basis of good quality care of older people with dementia and these remain core values of The Bright Grey.

Sarah founded Many Happy Returns in 2008, providing Chatterbox 1940s and 1950s memory trigger cards to help people connect and communicate better across the generations. She is a strategic project developer for MY Home Life and Norfolk & Suffolk Dementia Alliance and an Expert by Experience for Care Quality Commission.

Ray Carver, Carer

Ray Carver photoRay was a health visitor, midwife and nursing leader and had to stop work to care for her husband Dave who has had frontotemporal dementia for the past 17 years. Dave is now in a nursing home.

Ray is passionate about sharing her experience of being a family carer in the hope that it will improve services for others similarly affected. She supports the Carers Call to Action and believes it is time for real change.



Rachel Thompson, Professional & Practice Development Lead for Admiral Nursing, Dementia UK

Rachel%20ThompsonRachel is currently working as the Professional & Practice Development Lead for Admiral Nursing with Dementia UK. She was the Dementia Project Lead with the Royal College of Nursing, from 2010- 2014 and facilitated a UK wide project on improving dementia care in hospital settings.

Rachel has worked as nurse for over 25 years across a range of settings. She specialised in dementia care as an Admiral Nurse from 1999 – 2006. She has also been the chair of the Higher Education for Dementia Network (HEDN) since 2003.

Rachel has been involved in delivering education & training, supporting practice development projects and has published a number of articles on education and best practice in dementia. She also co-authored a book; Pulsford & Thompson (2013) Dementia; Support for Family & Friends.


Melany Pickup, Chief Executive, Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Melany Pickup photoMelany Pickup was appointed as chief executive of the Trust in February 2011. Mel qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1990. After a number of clinical roles, she worked in management before moving back into a professional nursing leadership role.In 1998, Mel became the deputy director of nursing at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Trust and was appointed director of nursing and quality at Rotherham General Hospitals NHS Trust in 2001.

Mel then moved to Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust in 2003 to take up the post of director of nursing and governance, a role in which  she later became director of operations and deputy chief executive. Mel was chief executive of The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust from January 2007 prior to her appointment with Warrington and Halton Hospitals.

Sue Clarke, Operations Manager Greater Manchester, Alzheimer’s Society

Sue Clarke photoSue has a background of 30 years’ experience working in Health and Social Care. For the last 10 years she has been at the forefront of driving the dementia agenda across Greater Manchester. A keen advocate for improving public and patient experience within communities and health and social care environments, she has played an instrumental part in improving the lives of people living with dementia. Her current role at Alzheimer’s Society involves influencing commissioning decisions and working with local government to raise awareness of the growing numbers, poor diagnosis rates and increasing financial burden of dementia.



Zoe Harris, Founder, Care Charts UK

Zoe Harris photoZoe Harris is the founder and director of the not-for-profit social enterprise Care Charts UK, which she set up in the light of her husband’s experience with dementia. Zoe works with UK care homes, community and acute hospitals, developing tools to help staff build relationships with residents / patients, and empowering them to provide empathic and dignified care. Zoe’s work has won a number of awards, including the Great British Care Award for Innovation in 2013 and she was included on Nesta  / Observer’s list of New Radicals 2014 as well as HSJ’s list of Top Innovators 2014.



Gill Phillips, Creator, Whose Shoes

Gill Phillips photoGill Phillips is the creator of the award-winning Whose Shoes?® concept and tools: a multi-perspective approach to transforming health and social care services, putting the person in the centre in order to shape services in a truly holistic way. This includes collaboration with Think Local, Act Personal (TLAP), a sector-led coalition, spanning 30 leading health and care organisations in the UK.

A First Class Honours graduate, (Bristol University) and with 35 years experience in the sector, Gill is a perceptive thinker, skilled at highlighting barriers and inconsistencies in policy and practice and devising innovative ways to engage people and help them move forward.

Gill gives lively, challenging talks and workshops and is a champion of the full involvement of experts by experience. She recently delivered a Whose Shoes? tour of Australia in partnership with Kate Swaffer, living with younger onset dementia and Chair of the Australian Dementia Advisory Committee, as well as speaking at major health-related conferences in Malta, Paris and Puerto Rico . She is the UK / European Associate of the Dementia Alliance International.

Dr Jacqueline Crowther, Project Manager: Dementia Buddy Volunteer Scheme, East Cheshire Hospice

Jacqueline Crowther photoJacqueline Crowther is a Registered Mental Health Nurse, an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Liverpool and Project Manager of a Dementia “Buddy” Volunteer scheme.

She has a strong clinical background working with people with dementia and the range of carers who support them in a variety of contexts and environments across the disease trajectory, including end of life. She has co-ordinated dementia research projects within Higher Education Institutions, completed her own dementia research projects for undergraduate and post graduate studies and completed her PhD in End of Life Care and dementia at the University of Liverpool in 2012. Jacqueline was instrumental in the development and implementation of the innovative Dementia End of Life Care Practice Development Team in Cheshire and was the Dementia Lead on a yearlong project with  Hospice UK and Hope for Home exploring the role of hospice in dementia care resulting in the recent launch of a resource for hospices to support hospice enabled dementia care. She has recently been appointed as Project Manager for the Dementia “Buddy” Volunteer scheme at East Cheshire Hospice in Macclesfield. A yearlong project developing and introducing a new volunteer service to be based within the hospice day service supporting people with dementia and their carers.

Lorraine Burgess, Macmillan Dementia Nurse Consultant, The Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Lorraine Burgess photoLorraine is a dual qualified nurse who has worked passionately in the care of older people with and without the condition of dementia for the past 34 years.  Over the years she has obtained several qualifications in both gerontology and dementia care including several post graduate qualifications.

Her previous roles include working in various older person settings both in the hospital and community and she is proud to have been a pioneer in becoming the first Mental health Dementia Nurse Specialist in the UK to have been employed by an acute hospital trust in Manchester from 2001 – 2010. Here she was involved in transforming services for people with dementia across the Trust  whilst also devising and implementing training programmes to enhance the care for people with dementia.  In addition to this role she liaised clinically with Professor Alistair Burns in his Liaison Consultant Role at the hospital.

Lorraine has also worked as one of three  Admiral Nurses’  working within the City of  Manchester. In this role she supported carers of people with dementia whilst also  delivering alongside other health care professionals Post Diagnostic support/education groups to people with dementia and their carers. Within her role as Admiral Nurse she was also fundamental in developing and running a health promotion activity dementia café  and a social dementia group in a public house to encourage social inclusion and engagement for men in particular affected by dementia.  Lorraine later became a manager in developing a later life liaison service in a Manchester hospital but left this to take up her current role working as the first Macmillan Dementia Nurse Consultant.  She works at the Christie NHS Foundation Trust  and in Central Manchester alongside people with dementia and their carers affected by cancer and dementia. This role is a joint partnership role between The Christie hospital, Macmillan and Central Manchester Foundation Trust and looks at those patients with complex care needs particularly around issues regarding palliative care.

Lorraine has written several publications relating to dementia in the acute setting and was involved in the National  DOH Project “Lets Respect” looking at improving the mental health needs of older care people in an acute setting.   She also recently appeared on national television and radio after winning the prestigious title of Nurse of the Year for her work over the years in working with older people and dementia.

Ann Regan, Specialist Nurse in Dementia for End of Life, Willow Wood Hospice

AJR photo (1)Ann qualified as a Registered General Nurse (RGN) in South Manchester in 1987 and as an Registered Mental Nurse (RMN) at Stockport in 1991. Ann has nursed in the fields of elderly care, acquired brain injury, Marie Curie Nursing, neuro-rehabilitation and older people’s mental health. She completed a post graduate diploma in dementia studies with Stirling University in 2011 and was part of a team on a Kings Fund Enhancing the Healing Environment project , from 2009 – 2012, where the team developed a roof terrace for patients with dementia on the hospital’s second floor to gain free access to outdoor space. The roof terrace was officially opened in June 2012. Since July 2012 Ann has worked as a specialist nurse in dementia for end of life, developing and leading the dementia service based at Willow Wood Hospice in Tameside, Lancashire, visiting people with dementia wherever they are living to bring the skills of the hospice out to them.

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  • Carers
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  • Charity Leads/Third Sector Organisations
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