Salford Institute for Dementia Conference 2018
“Dementia is not an inevitable part of ageing. However, as our population ages, the number of people living with dementia is set to increase.” – Department of Health
An estimated 676,000 people in England are living with dementia. This figure is expected to double over the next 30 years as the country’s population ages, posing a serious challenge to the NHS, our social care system and society as a whole.
In partnership with The Salford Institute for Dementia, this programme is built around The Government’s “Challenge on Dementia 2020” which aims to make England the “best country in the world for dementia care, support, research and awareness” by the end of the decade.
The Salford Institute for Dementia Conference will help you to develop a greater understanding of how we can actually create a society where every person with dementia, and their carers and families, receive high quality, compassionate care from diagnosis through to end of life care. Launched in 2013, The Salford Institute for Dementia designs dementia-friendly buildings, gardens, urban spaces and transport networks where those with the condition and their carers can live with meaning and purpose. This conference will provide an opportunity for delegates to visit the University’s Dementia Hub, which aims to be an outreach centre for the public to access the latest research and ideas about living well with dementia.
Join us at the Salford Institute for Dementia Conference to hear the latest developments in dementia care and support, and examples of best practice from leading organisations across the health and social care sector. You will have the opportunity to question, discuss and debate the very latest policies, projects and emerging models of care, as well as sharing your own stories and experiences with the conference and contributing to wider thinking about dementia in England.
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Dementia is a term used to describe a collection of symptoms including memory loss, problems with reasoning, perception and communication skills. It also leads to a reduction in a person’s abilities and skills in carrying out routine activities such as washing, dressing and cooking.
The number of people estimated to be living with dementia globally is 44 million, and it is thought that this number will double by 2030. In England alone, it is estimated that around 676,000 people have dementia. This progressive condition can have a devastating effect, not just on the person who has dementia, but also on families, carers and the wider society.
Dementia is a high-level government priority for action and the care of dementia patients in a hospital setting is a major policy focus.
In England and Wales it is estimated that 1.2 million people will be living with dementia by 2040 – a 57% increase from 2016 figures, largely driven by people living longer.
Dementia causes not only disability and dependency for individuals affected by the disorder, but can also have a profoundly detrimental effect on family and other carers, who are at high risk of developing depression and anxiety disorders.
The Government has set an objective for England to be a world leader in fighting dementia and has committed to improving diagnosis, care and support, and research. The former Prime Minister’s “Challenge on Dementia 2020”, published in February 2015, set out what the Government wants to see in place by 2020.
An estimated 540,000 people in England act as primary carers for people with dementia; half of these are employed, 50,000 have needed to leave employment to meet their caring roles and 66,000 carers have cut their working hours. This results in a lower standard of living for those carers and significant costs to society in general.
Registration, Refreshments and Exhibition
Opening Remarks from Chair
Professor Anthea Innes, Director, Salford Institute for Dementia
Keynote address - “Setting the scene”
Setting the scene for the conference with a focus on post-diagnostic support, including an overview of the current policy landscape and consideration of the key challenges as we approach 2020. Will include time for questions and discussion.
In conversation … living with dementia
A panel discussion featuring people living with dementia, their carers and families, sharing their own experiences of care and support. This will include time for questions and discussion.
Helen Rochford Brennan, Chair, European Working Group of People with Dementia
Jean Tottie, Chair, Life Story Network
Refreshments & Networking and Exhibition
Breakout session 1
Delegates can choose to attend interactive workshops based on one of the following themes:
A second rotation will follow.
Breakout session 2
A second rotation of the above.
Dementia Hub visit
Lunch and Networking and Exhibition
Chair’s afternoon address – “Sharing best practice”
Introducing 5 practical case studies around the Institute’s main work streams of creativity, environment, robotics and artificial intelligence, technology, and user involvement and service improvement.
Professor Anthea Innes, Director, Salford Institute for Dementia
Case study 1 – creativity
Susanna Howard, Founder, Living Words
Case study 2 – environment
Melany Pickup, Chief Executive, Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Invited)
Case study 3 – robotics and artificial intelligence
Implementation of a companion robot on an acute inpatient Dementia ward
The presentation will explore the benefits and barriers to using Paroseal with this client group. I will offer case studies to illustrate my experiences and hopefully generate discussion amongst delegates.
Claire Jepson, Band 6 Occupational Therapist, Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
I have worked in Dementia care for the last seven years. I pride myself on being able to create moments of well being by empowering people to celebrate who they are and helping them experience a sense of achievement.
I have an art back ground and adopt a very creative approach to my work. I am passionate about educating others on best practise in Dementia care.
I facilitate carers groups to help understanding of the impact Dementia has. I run reflective practise sessions for staff to better equip them to deal with the effects of our working environment. I am about to pursue an older persons fellowship programme and look forward to the challenges this will present.
Case study 4 – technology
Tina Bilan, Programme Manager, Trent Dementia Services Development Centre (Invited)
Case study 5 – user involvement and service improvement
Akhlak Rauf MBE, Bradford Council
Questions and discussion with all case study presenters
Closing remarks from chair
Close of conference
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Benefits of attending
- The conference will bring together professionals from health and social care, academia, and the wider public, private and third sectors with those living with dementia, providing a rare chance to engage with and learn from each other
- The programme has been designed to offer maximum practical value, featuring a mix of keynote speeches, service-user presentations, and case studies from those who are doing things well
- Be inspired by examples of best practice from leading organisations across the health and social care sector
- Visit the University of Salford’s Dementia Hub, which aims to be an outreach centre for the public to access the latest research and ideas about living well with dementia
- Debate ideas to improve the experience of patients and their loved ones
- Gain new ideas, new thinking and new contacts
- Network with a wide range of organisations all dedicated to effecting real change in dementia care and support
- Benefit from the opportunity to question, discuss and debate the very latest policies, projects and emerging models of care
- Take advantage of excellent networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities
- Share you own stories and experiences with the conference and contribute to wider thinking about dementia care and support
Who should attend?
The conference is being run by Salford Institute for Dementia to meet the needs of people of all disciplines developing services, accommodation and activities for people with dementia. It should appeal to volunteers, practitioners, managers and academics in a range of occupations such as health and social care, law and planning. We expect to enable service users, carers and others affected by dementia to contribute.
Delegates who will attend this Conference will include heads of dementia care, adult services managers, business development managers, heads of commissioning, health professionals and will be drawn from health and social care services, hospices, care homes, local government and from across the voluntary and private sector.