9th Scottish Caring & Dementia Congress
The Scottish Caring Dementia Conference in association with Alzheimer’s Scotland, Alzheimer’s Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice, University of the West of Scotland and Scottish Care was held on the 19th April at the Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh and attended by over 200 people.
The morning plenary chaired by Jim Pearson, Director of Policy & Research at Alzheimer Scotland, started with Julie Christie, Dementia Centre UK region manager, HammondCare, who gave an overview of the organisation’s work in Australia and the UK. The Scottish Dementia Working Group talked about their project on using iPads to enhance their communication and campaign effectiveness. Jeanette Maitland of Scotland’s National Dementia Carers Action Network (NDCAN) gave an engaging presentation on the group’s priorities for the year and their project to develop qualities of resilience in carers of people with dementia.
The conference then continued into exhibition viewing and then onto four breakout sessions including session on Community connections for care homes, staff development and training, a SWOT analysis of the care home sector and a symposium run by the Care Inspectorate.
After lunch and further exhibition viewing the delegates moved into the second plenary of the day chaired by Professor Graham Jackson, University of the West of Scotland on the ‘New National Care Standards for Scotland’ given by Rami Okasha, Executive Director of Strategy and Improvement at the Care Inspectorate.
Delegates completed the day with four final breakout sessions on quality of life in care homes, ‘wander-walking’ in care settings, early support for people living with dementia, home support for carers and people living with advanced dementia.
The conference saw 17 exhibition stands made up of difference organisation offering a range of products and services:
- Danfloor Ltd
- Care Inspectorate
- Hammond Care
- Renray Healthcare
- Boots Care Services
- Your Mobility
- Disclosure Scotland
- University of West Scotland
- Alzheimer’s Scotland
- Find Signage Ltd
- Dementia UK
- Creative Conversations
Presentations Delivered at Congress 2017
Morning Parallel Sessions
Afternoon Parallel Sessions
The 2018 conference will take place in April at the Murrayfield Stadium, the call for papers will be circulated in September 2017. If you would like to receive information on this conference and other conferences please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities please contact Caroline Bowern:
or telephone: 020 7720 2108 ext 203