Monday, 3 June 2013

Today attending Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Connections conference

I will be attending the Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Connections conference on June 3rd at the Crown Plaza hotel Glasgow .I am looking forward to day of discussion and education along with meeting old friends and new friends I have met along the way 


you can get more details below 
Alzheimer Scotland’s Dementia Awareness Week conference provides a unique opportunity to hear how the integration agenda, a key priority for the Scottish Government, will impact on the lives of people with dementia, their carers, partners and families. Much has been achieved under the three years of Scotland’s first National Dementia Strategy and Alex Neil, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, will be launching the brand new National Dementia Strategy which will run 2013-2016. 
Presentations will address policy, plans and progress in the following areas:
  • Bridging the gaps between health provision, social care and other forms of support for people with dementia and their carers
  • Creative and innovative approaches to dementia care and support
  • Building and supporting community connections for people with dementia, their carers, partners and families
  • Perspectives on dementia connections from the UK and Europe

This will be a packed programme with key speakers from the field, including:
  • Angiolina Foster (Director, Health & Social Care Integration – Scottish Government)
  • Garry Coutts (Chair of the Board – NHS Highland)
  • Dr Margaret Whoriskey (Director – Joint Improvement Team)
  • Martin Sime (Chief Executive - SCVO)
  • Prof. June Andrews (Director – Dementia Services Development Centre)
  • Jean Georges (Executive Director – Alzheimer Europe) and Helga Rohra (Chair – European Dementia Working Group)
  • Scottish Dementia Working Group
  • National Dementia Carers Action Network
There will also be practical workshops addressing specific issues, such as developing the role of Allied Health Professionals in bridging the gaps between health and social care (NOW FULL), supporting inclusion and activity via the Dementia Dog project (NOW FULL) and engaging with people affected by dementia in the LGBT community (LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE – PLEASE SEE BELOW).
Providing inclusive services for LGBT people  – workshop at ‘Dementia Connections’ conference


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