Dementia 2017: Implementing Better Care
- 20 April 2017
- 08:30 - 16:30
- The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
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.
Dementia affects our sensory perception; this affects how easily we interact with our environment. This presentation looks at sensory design challenges often faced by people with dementia and promotes solutions to enable users get the most from their interior environment.
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.
Dementia United (DU) is the 5 year Greater Manchester (GM) wide dementia strategy and support programme aligned to the ‘Dementia Living Well pathway’. The vision is to make GM ‘the best place to live in the U.K.’ if you have dementia. Dementia United builds on a history of collaboration and transformation across GM, through localities, by offering a strategy that will; celebrate and develop best practice, improve and/or change elements of dementia care that are not working well, increase independence of people with dementia and those who care for them and reduce demand and dependence on health and social care. It is designed by cross sector/locality stakeholders and people with dementia using the best available evidence for delivery of large scale change working in a whole systems approach.
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