Salford Institute for Dementia

Knowledge sharing

The Salford Institute for Dementia is committed to impacting on the experience of living with dementia through research, innovation, education and engagement. This is supported by collaboration regionally, nationally and internationally.

Collaborating regionally

Institute colleagues have been collaborating with partner organisations through the Salford Dementia Action Alliance, the Greater Manchester Dementia Research Consortium and the Greater Manchester Active and Healthy Ageing Coalition.

As part of our collaboration with the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University we are hosting the annual Dementia Research Showcase event on the 17th May, 2017.

Members of the Greater Manchester Dementia Research Consortium

Members of the Greater Manchester Dementia Research Consortium

Collaborating with health and social care partners

University of Salford’s 50th Anniversary celebration

As part of the University of Salford’s 50th Anniversary celebration there will be an evening event on the 16th May which will include a panel discussion with Dr John Zeisel from the USA and Professor Anthea Innes, Maxine Powers and people with dementia and their family members who are part of the Institute’s DementiaAssociatesteam.

The Salford Institute for Dementia is committed to listening to and collaborating with people whose lives are affected by dementia and those who work to make a positive difference to living with dementia.

The event, held within Dementia Awareness Week, will provide people with the opportunity to explore health, wellbeing and society through the lens of a person living with dementia and will consider

  • The challenges of collaboration in a joined up health and social care environment.
  • Innovating in health and social care in the light of a longer living population and a reduced funding context.
  • Creating inclusive communities that foster wellbeing for all.

Salford University 50 Year Logo

Collaborating through Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Empowered Conversations KTP logo

The Empowered Conversations knowledge transfer partnership that involves Institute colleagues including Dr Tracey Williamson who are working with Six Degrees Social Enterprise have appointed a new member of staff to the project, the new role is funded by the Big lottery. The new role has been developed in order to undertake an evaluation of the impact of the Empowered Conversations programme. Empowered Conversations is a communication training programme for carers and those who provide services for people living with dementia.

Connecting with The Christie

Monika Sharma

Dr Monika Sharma

Colleagues from the Institute met with nursing and estates staff at The Christie hospital, Greater Manchester to explore how the hospital could further develop its dementia friendly approach with a particular focus on the built environment and wayfinding. The Institute team include Dr Ann Johnson (DementiaAssociate)and Dr Monika Sharma (Built Environment).

Collaborating with international partners

Florence Nightingale Foundation Leadership Scholarship

Florence Nightingale Foundation Logo

Natalie Yates-Bolton recently completed a Florence Nightingale Foundation Leadership scholarship visit to HammondCare, Australia. The purpose of the visit was to explore the leadership approach of this innovative dementia care provider in Australia. Through spending time with a range of leaders in the organisation the impact of a values based approach to leadership was explored. Salford Institute for Dementia has previously connected with HammondCare through a range of institute seminars and workshops.

Collaborating through public involvement

Public engagement event: dementia research

Gemma Lace-Costigan

Dr Gemma Lace-Costigan

On the 17th May, 2017 the Salford Institute for Dementia is hosting a dementia research public engagement event sponsored by Alzheimer’s Research UK. This event has been organised by Dr Gemma Lace-Costigan and Professor Anthea Innes from the University of Salford supported by an organising committee comprising colleagues from the Universities of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan, Lancaster, and Liverpool John Moores.

Launch of the new Salford Institute for Dementia Hub

Anthea Innes

Professor Anthea Innes

As part of the growth of the Salford Institute for Dementia there is now a new hub space for the Institute team to connect with partner organisations which is on the Allerton Campus of the University of Salford. The development of the hub has been led by Professor Anthea Innes and Dr Monika Sharma. The new hub will also be the new venue for the Salford Institute for Dementia monthly dementia café, SIDS café, and our new Good Life club for people living with dementia in the local area.

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