Dementia 2017: Implementing Better Care
- 20 April 2017
- 08:30 - 16:30
- The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
The UK is committed to leading the way in the fight against dementia. Following the high profile Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia 2020 the implementation plan was published in March 2016. It represents the collective thoughts of key stakeholders, including people with dementia and carers, and sets out a clear blueprint for the next four years. The plan states priority actions across four core themes of risk reduction, health and care, awareness and social action, and research.
The Government’s mandate to NHS England 2016-17 also makes a clear commitment to make measurable improvement in the quality of care and support for people with dementia. The challenge goes wider than the NHS with the aim to increase public awareness to make the UK the most dementia friendly society in the world by 2020.
Dementia: Quality of 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.
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.
Reflections from a person living with dementia and their experiences of the health and
social care system
While national diagnosis rates have improved in recent years, there is still significant
variation across the country. What is actually working and how can it be replicated?
How integrated care is transforming the way health and social care is delivered for people
Both the NHS Five Year Forward View and the Prime Minister’s challenge acknowledge the
huge role carers play, but what more can be done to support them?
The Dementia Care Framework is built round the individual experience of care for a
Resident with dementia. In this presentation I describe our approach to the challenge of
getting this experience right for each person by working with residents, their family and
supporting our Staff
What support needs to be in place, both for the person with dementia and their family, to
live well at home?
How are communities building a high level of public awareness and understanding so that
people with dementia and their carers are encouraged to seek help and are properly
Swimming is the most popular participation sport in England and each year thousands of
children and adults learn how to swim with the ASA Learn to Swim Framework. Swimming
has numerous health and social benefits and the ASA works to encourage everyone to take
advantage of these regardless of age, gender, background or level of ability.
Professional and personal examples of opportunities for people living with dementia and
their carers to enjoy themselves
Research on diagnosis of dementia through voice and language. The research involves
measuring voice and language in ongoing conversations with people with dementia, using
Many Happy Returns cards.
Building on the experience, evidence and learnings from transforming mental health
services across the UK, Healios Founder discusses impact of digital therapeutics in
With no known cure for dementia it’s important to find a way to help and support people
living with dementia to have the best quality of life possible. Part of the work in the Nesta
Health Lab involves collating some of the most exciting things happening in the world of
ageing on their Living Map of Innovators.
How can we ensure that the best services and innovation currently delivered in some parts
of the country are delivered everywhere so there is more consistency of access, standards
and less variation?
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