Creating dementia-friendly services

02 July

College Court Conference Centre, Leicester
PRICE

Speakers

Start

July 2, 2019 - 9:30 am

End

July 2, 2019 - 3:45 pm

Address

College Court Conference Centre, Knighton Road, Leicester LE2 3UF   View map






With increasing life expectancy, the number of older people with dementia is set to rise. Many older people with dementia find themselves enjoying a poor quality of life over which they have no influence. Typically, people with dementia experience increasing isolation, barriers to involvement in the wider community, and increased reliance on other people. Those from Minority Ethnic, Gypsy and Traveller communities experience an even greater dislocation as their clearest memories reflect their early culture and life experiences, but their surroundings do not.

How can this trajectory be altered in a positive way, which goes beyond ‘dementia awareness’?

All organisations which work with older people, their families and carers have the ability to turn their service from dementia-insensitive to dementia-friendly. Creating dementia-friendly services will share research and practice based findings, and the experiences of initiatives which have taken a fresh approach to dementia.

This training day will examine:

  • A different way of thinking about memory loss which challenges contemporary notions of people with dementia and how we view them
  • Dementia through a social model of disability, which focuses on the barriers which disable and disempower people with dementia and their family carers.
  • The experience of memory loss for people with dementia and their families and carers, including the different experiences of older Minority Ethnic people
  • How memory loss impacts communication and behaviour
  • The importance and value of assessment and diagnosis.
  • Skills needed to communicate with people who have memory loss
  • Ways of connecting with, supporting and empowering people with memory loss (and their families)
  • Specific concerns – and approaches – to people with dementia from Ethnic Minority, Gypsy and Traveller communities
  • Case study – Cuimhne: The Irish Memory Loss Alliance – a whole community approach to dementia
  • Case Study: The Brent Dementia Peer Support Project – led by people living with dementia for people living with dementia

 

 

 

 

The training will take place in Leicester:

College Court Conference Centre

Knighton Road

Leicester

LE2 3UF

Venue telephone – 0116 244 9669

https://collegecourt.co.uk/

Arriving by train

College Court is 1.4 miles from Leicester train station.  A taxi from the station should cost approximately £6.00.

Arriving by car

College Court is conveniently located within easy reach of the M1 and M69 motorways. Please use the postcode  LE2 3TQ or Knighton Road, Leicester when using a SatNav device.

College Court offers ample complimentary car parking spaces, including designated disabled bays. Access is available from Knighton Road and barriers control access to and from the car park.

Bus information

There are a number of excellent bus services around College Court, operated by Arriva Midland. You can catch numbers 44 and 44A between Leicester City centre and Knighton approximately every 10 minutes Monday to Friday, and every 15 minutes on Saturdays.

In addition, services 80 and 80A run past the front of College Court, along Knighton Road between Leicester City centre, the University of Leicester and the Oadby Halls of Residence.

There are two bus stops closely located to College Court, one at the end of Queens Road, opposite the front of College Court and the second on Carisbrooke Road, at the rear of the overflow car park.

Agenda (subject to change)

9.30 – 10.00

Registration and coffee

10.00 – 10.10

Welcome and introduction

10.10 – 11.10

What is dementia and how does it affect the person?

11.10 – 11.30

Coffee Break

11.30 – 12.30

The experience of dementia for the person and family carers

12.30 – 1.20

Lunch

1.20 – 2.20

Understanding communication and behaviour and responding sensitively

2.20 – 2.35

Quick Break

2.35 – 3.45

Creating dementia-friendly social and physical environments

3.45

Final questions and close of training

Within the above sessions the facilitator will examine:

  • A different way of thinking about memory loss which challenges contemporary notions of people with dementia and how we view them
  • Dementia through a social model of disability, which focuses on the barriers which disable and disempower people and with dementia and their family carers.
  • The experience of memory loss for people with dementia and their families and carers, including the different experiences of older Minority Ethnic people
  • How memory loss impacts communication and behaviour
  • The importance and value of assessment and diagnosis.
  • Skills needed to communicate with people who have memory loss
  • Ways of connecting with, supporting and empowering people with memory loss (and their families)
  • Specific concerns – and approaches – to people with dementia from Ethnic Minority. Gypsy and Traveller communities
  • Case study – Cuimhne: The Irish Memory Loss Alliance – a whole community approach to dementia
  • Case Study: The Brent Dementia Peer Support Project – led by people living with dementia for people living with dementia

Dr Mary Tilki trained as a nurse and later moved into researching health and social care at the Middlesex University. Her particular area of expertise is ethnic health and old age inequalities, and she is a co-founder of Cuimhne, the Irish Memory Loss Alliance.

 

 

Who should attend

  • Adult social services
  • Senior care professionals
  • Health professionals
  • Housing services
  • Library and leisure facilities staff (including entertainment such as theatres and music venues)
  • Specialist services for older people eg Age UK
  • Community services for older people
  • Citizens advice bureaux, Victim Support and other advocacy organisations
  • BME specialist services

£130 + VAT per place

A *team deal discount is available when you book 3 or 5 places together

*3 places (3rd place half price) £325 +VAT

*5 places  (5th place free) £520 + VAT

Please ring 0115 9163104 for further information.

The delegate rate includes an information pack, lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

 

Booking Terms and Conditions

Cancellations received up to and including 11th June 2019 will be refunded in full less an administration fee of 25%. Cancellations received after this date will be liable for payment in full.  Team deals are non-cancellable, but substitute delegates will be accepted.

The full invoice amount will remain payable if you fail to attend the event, however, substitute delegates will be accepted up until, and including, the day of the event.

CANCELLATIONS SHOULD BE MADE IN WRITING TO conferences@ccclimited.org.uk AND WILL BE ACKNOWLEDGED BY RETURN.

 

Confirmation of booking:

Your booking will be confirmed by email where possible (and by fax or post otherwise), and you will be provided with directions to the venue and details on nearby hotel accommodation. If you do not receive such acknowledgement, please contact Central Conference Consultants Ltd on 0115 916 3104.