10th Scottish Caring & Dementia Congress
The 10th Annual Scottish Caring and Dementia Congress organised by Caring Times and the Journal of Dementia Care was held on the 19th April at the Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh and attended by over 150 people. The Congress was held on one busy day. It included two plenary sessions featuring keynote speakers of importance to all delegates, and divided into specialist parallel sessions for the rest of the day to cater for everyone’s interests.
The morning plenary chaired by Debbie Tolson, Professor at University of the West of Scotland, started with Professor Graham Stokes, Director of Memory Care Services, HC-One who talked about a person-centered understanding of behaviours that challenge others in advanced dementia. Key messages were delivered by DEEP (Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project) and tide (together in dementia everyday) organisations about people living in dementia and family carers.
The conference then continued into exhibition viewing and then onto 2 breakout sessions including session on End of life care, communication and comfort, a workshop on movement and physical activity for people living with dementia delivered by Shona Omand-Smith and Paula Bisset from the Care Inspectorate and a symposium run by Ian A. James, Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS trust Foundation Trust and Helen Moores-Poole from NHS Dumfries and Galloway.
After lunch and further exhibition viewing the delegates moved into the second plenary of the day chaired by Jim Pearson, Director of Policy & Research at Alzheimer Scotland, on the ‘Dementia prevention in the 21st century’ given by Stina Saunders, Doctoral Research Assistant at the Centre for Dementia Prevention, University of Edinburgh.
Delegates completed the day with three final parallel sessions including session on Late stages of dementia and Responding to stress and distress, sessions including on the phenomenon of ‘time-shifting’, delirium and dementia, appropriate use of psychotropic drugs in care homes in people with dementia, staff support when identifying and reducing episodes of distress and promotion of well-being chaired by Anna Jack-Waugh, University of the West Scotland.
Presentations Delivered at Congress 2018
Morning Parallel Sessions
Afternoon Parallel Sessions
Sponsorship and Exhibition
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The conference saw 24 exhibition stands made up of difference organisation offering a range of products and services:
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9th Scottish Caring & Dementia Congress 2017
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 / Clairmont / Care Inspectorate / Hammond Care / Renray Healthcare / Viewpoint / Boots Care Services / E-Cred / Your Mobility / Disclosure Scotland / University of West Scotland / Alzheimer’s Scotland / Find Signage Ltd / Dementia UK / CPI / Creative Conversations / Teal