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 Plenary

Beau Nieuwenhuijs, Ray Fallan and Natasha Hamilton (tide) – People living with dementia and family carers

Graham Stokes – From symptoms to stories of people a person-centred understanding of behaviours that challenge others in advanced dementia

Paul Thomas, Agnes Houston MBE and Nancy McAdam (DEEP) – People living with dementia and family carers

Morning Parallel Sessions

Helen Reeves – Dementia care is everyone`s business

Ian Andrew James – Models of Distress & Challenge

Sharron Tolman & Nicola Kendall – Namaste care at home for people with advanced dementia

Yvonne Manson and Donna Sinclair – Namaste care and us – putting a Namaste care program in place in a care home

Afternoon Plenary

Stina Saunders – Dementia prevention in the 21st Century

Afternoon Parallel Sessions

Annie Pollock – Care plans – why getting outside should be included

Claire Biernacki – Delirium and dementia – cause for concern

Debjani Gangopadhyay – An interventional study to promote appropriate use of psychotropic drugs in care homes in people with dementia

Jason Corrigan Charlesworth – Assisting staff to identify and reduce episodes of distress and promote well-being

Laura Gibbons – Investigating the phenomenon of time-shifting in people with dementia

Sponsorship and Exhibition

Huge thanks to our Main Sponsor, Quality Compliance Systems!

 
 

       

 

 

The conference saw 24 exhibition stands made up of difference organisation offering a range of products and services:

Questions or Queries?

For queries regarding future events please contact Nicola Jones;
nicola@hawkerpublications.com or telephone 020 7720 2108 x 202

For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities please contact Alan Leary;
alan@hawkerpublications.com or telephone: 07912 895 484
 
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9th Scottish Caring & Dementia Congress 2017

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 / 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

Presentations Delivered at Congress 2017

Morning Plenary

Julie Christie Hammondcare Challenging Behaviour- Challenging our practice

NDCAN Jeanette Maitland Carers Resilience

SDWG Keeping Connected

Morning Parallel Sessions

Mary Marshall and Jenny Henderson Faith in Older People ; Dementia Friendly faith communities

Kainde Manji University of Stirling Exploring Neighbourhood Living with people with dementia

Karen Watchman University of Stirling; Learning Disability and Dementia

Heather Edwards and Charlene Guild Care Inspectorate Scotland Updates on Dementia Inspection Focus area

Wendy Perry and Kevin Harrison Creating Meaningful activities for people living with dementia

Kevin Harrison Creating Conversations Ltd Creating Meaningful activities

Julie Garton NHS Dumfries & Galloway Walk in my shoes

Gareth Hammond and Thomas Bohlke A model of promoting excellence Bupa

Afternoon Plenary

Rami Oksasha Care Inpsectorate New National Care Standards for Scotland

Afternoon Parallel Sessions

Jan Dewing and Fiona Kelly Queen Margaret University Wander Walking

Jacqueline Crowther Kirkwood Hospice Admiral Nurse; Improving end of life care

Jenny Henderson and Amanda McCarren A model of sensory home care

Richard Ward University of Stirling Treasured Islands;the role of care based hair salon

Lynn Flannigan Healthcare Improvement Scotland and Julie Harkess Embrace Group ; Reducing Falls in Forefaulds Care Home

Sue Northrop Dementia Friendly East Lothian Care ( Homes) in the community; bringing community to the people

Paul Duffy & Michael Collins Glasgow City Health An Advanced Dementia Carers Education group


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