With Great Thanks to NHS Scotland and SG for the kind invite to host one of the ‘On the Couch’ sessions at Integration Hub 24 June between 12.40 – 13.30. And participate in breakout sessions both days
“What does integration mean for people living with dementia?” I am very honored to be participating in sessions both days at the NHS Scotland annual conference #NHSScot15
The sessions provides delegates with an opportunity to learn directly from people living with dementia and from carers about what is important to them in maintaining a good quality of life at home;and how integration can help improve experience of care and support, Delegates will hear about the latest developments around person-centred indicators of quality of care for people with dementia and their carers. This will be followed by facilitated group discussions in which past and current experiences of people with dementia and carers of people with dementia will be shared,
(Our Director Irene Oldfather will be chairing a session with Jim Pearson from Alzheimer Scotland called)
Myself and fellow carers will be encouraged to share expectations and hopes about the benefits integration will bring in the quality of home-based care and support. Discussions will be captured and learning from the group sessions can help inform future commissioning, service design and service delivery decisions.
I will also be ‘on the couch’ at the conference during lunchtime at the event on . talking about my own experiences of caring for my mum Joan,
sharing information about the project and what people living with dementia and their families and carers have told us. I will also be taking questions (and pledges!) so if you’re heading to the conference, please do come along to the couch for a chat about the love stories of caring and the Make a Difference pledge campaign. The couch area will be at the Integration Hub – you’ll find it here: