Dementia 2017: Implementing Better Care
- 20 April 2017
- 08:30 - 16:30
- The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
“We need all NHS funded care to be as good as the best, from diagnosis through to after care, and both in and outside the hospitals.” Simon Stevens, Chief Executive Officer, NHS England
Dementia is a growing challenge and one of the most important health and care issues facing the world. In England alone it is estimated that around 676,000 people have dementia. The likelihood of developing dementia roughly doubles every five years after the age of 65. As the population ages and people live for longer the economic cost associated with the disease is set to triple by 2040. There current cost, £23 billion a year, is more than the cost of cancer, heart disease and stroke.
In the Five Year Forward View NHS England made a commitment to provide consistent and improved care for people with dementia and their carers across England. Since then, there has been a significant improvement in the proportion of patients being assessed for dementia on admission to hospital and an increase in the national dementia diagnosis rate.
Featured on the 2020 Challenge on Dementia Implementation Plan, NHS England launched the “Well Pathway for Dementia, a 5-year transformation implementation plan focused on five areas from the patient journey: preventing, diagnosing, living, supporting and dying well. This national framework is aiming to act as a vehicle to deliver the commitment to make measurable improvement in the quality of care and support for people with dementia and to increase public awareness.
Dementia 2017: Managing Demand, Improving Care will provide you with the opportunity to explore through practical sessions from leading organisations how we can work together to drive improvement for patients and make England the best country in the world to live with dementia.
Dementia currently costs £26 billion a year to the UK. An annual cost of £32,250 per person with dementia. For the General Election this June, the Conservative manifesto announced the aim to increase the means-tested floor at which elderly population will start paying for their care to £100,000, open the controversies for whether people would be forced to sell their homes to pay for their care.
With an estimation of 125 years as the time that a person would have to save to pay their bill for dementia care, how are we going to pay for these services? How we are going to manage demand with an increasing elderly population? Dementia 2017: Managing Demand, Improving Care will provide you with the opportunity to discuss the current practice and future directions in dementia, including the controversies raised from the Conservative manifesto proposal, a key challenge facing care and key providers.
Dr Charles Alessi, Senior Advisor and Lead for Dementia at Public Health England will share with you the progress on the Dementia Intelligence Network as well as the importance of prevention and early intervention with an increasing population of individuals willing to take care of themselves.
This conference will include interactive sessions and case studies to support carers, healthcare professionals and the wider public sector to deliver advances in care along the whole dementia pathway. Interactive conversations with people living with dementia and their carers will give you a better understanding of their needs and their experiences with the health care system.
Group discussions with the different care service providers will show you how working in partnership could improve care and develop actions to keep people healthier and active into their old age. A breakout with clinical care professionals will discuss how to ensure high standards of care and support for those with dementia and their families along the different stages of the patient journey.
Dementia 2017: Managing Demand, Improving Care will help you to develop a greater understanding of how people with dementia can get the support they need every day of the year, whether that be at home, in residential care, hospital or in the wider community. Join us to explore how we can ensure a high and consistent quality of care and access to mental health and dementia services.
The pathway recognises the need to standardise timeliness of diagnosis and access to NICE recommended treatment when needed. It also acknowledges the need for ongoing access to good quality post-diagnostic support once a diagnosis has been made.
Peter Mittler is Emeritus Professor of Special Needs Education at the University of Manchester. He trained as a clinical psychologist, and devoted his career to championing the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to education and citizenship. He is a former President of Inclusion International, a UN consultant on disability and education and is active in promoting the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
He was diagnosed with ‘early, very mild Alzheimer’s’ in 2006
Delegates can choose between 2 group discussions that will run concurrently:
With an estimated doubling of the number of over-85s by 2030 and currently no cure for dementia, it is imperative to focus on improving the quality of life for people with dementia, their carers and families. We need to make sure that the dementia care people receive is appropriate, person-centred and of high quality, with the right support available at the right time and appropriate to a person’s needs.
This discussion group will focus on the challenges of providing a co-produced, integrated and coordinated approach to supporting people with dementia and their carers/families.
The ambition of Public Health England’s Dementia Intelligence Network (DIN) is to work across all organisations involved in the care and support of people who have dementia, providing data and intelligence that complements the NICE dementia pathway and supports improved outcomes for people with dementia and their carers.
George lives with early onset dementia. He campaigns to improve the support people get in the early and middle stages of the disease, as there is currently very little and in particularly wants to develop peer support and dementia companions (as in the Shropshire model).
CQC is building partnerships with national organisations and engaging with community groups to increase access to the experiences of people with dementia. CQC have promoted inspections to local dementia groups to get feedback about services, and will continue to explore ways of hearing from a range of people living with dementia, encouraging contributions from local dementia groups, volunteers and carers.
Namaste Care approach is a programme designed to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia by creating safe and relaxing spaces whilst providing a broad spectrum of person-centred activities that include sensory stimulation and advocate a more holistic approach to care.
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