Creating dementia-friendly services

10 October

Conference Aston, Birmingham
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Start

October 10, 2018 - 9:30 am

End

October 10, 2018 - 3:45 pm

Address

Conference Aston - Whitehall Suite, Meeting Rooms, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET   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

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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

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

The training will take place in Birmingham City Centre:

Conference Aston Whitehall Suite, Meeting Rooms

Aston University,

The Aston Triangle,

Birmingham,

B4 7ET

Venue telephone – 0121 204 4300

New Street, Snow Hill and Moor Street train stations are all within 20 minutes walk of the venue or a 5 minute taxi journey.

Car parking and direction information

Follow this link for a downloadable map, directions and car park information:  http://www.conferenceaston.co.uk/attending-an-event/how-do-i-get-to-you/

There are pay and display car parks on-site but spaces must be booked in advance – follow the link above to do this.

 Accommodation:

 There is a hotel on-site in the Aston Business School

Follow this link for costs, details of rooms and booking information:

http://www.conferenceaston.co.uk/book-hotel-room/

£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 19 September 2018 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.