Key Points
  • Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on People Living with Dementia and to the Future of Dementia Care
  • Creating a Dementia Workforce Fit for Purpose: Improve the Quality of Care
  • Increasing Support for Families and Carers Affected by Dementia: Incorporating families and carers voices into Dementia Care
  • Combatting Loneliness and Isolation among People Living with Dementia
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Overview
Confirmed Speakers:
  • Professor Graham Stokes, Director of Memory Care, HC-One
  • Professor Alistair Burns CBE, National Clinical Director for Dementia and Older People’s Mental Health, NHS England/NHS Improvement
  • Claire Goodchild, Chief Executive, Dementia Carers Count
  • Suzanne Mumford, Head of Nursing, Care & Dementia, Care UK
  • Paul Edwards, Director of Clinical Services, Dementia UK
  • Claire Charlton, Head of Extra Care – North, Housing 21
  • Frank van Dillen, Hogeweyk Dementia Village
  • Sarah Butchard, Clinical Psychologist, Mersey Side Care NHS FT
  • Reinhard Guss, Senior Clinical Psychologist, Specialist Older Adults Mental Health Services, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Gayle Henry, Learning and Development Officer, Dementia Services Development Centre – University of Stirling


At least 850,000* people are living with dementia in the UK, at a total cost to the economy of more than £26 billion**. Dementia has a devastating impact on not just the person living with dementia but also families, carers and wider society. Covid-19 has further exacerbated everyday challenges for people living with dementia, interrupting care, increasing loneliness and isolation, and reducing available support.

Join Westminster Insight’s Improving Dementia Care Digital Conference to explore, how integrating health and social care could drastically improve the provision of care for people living with dementia. Reviewing what next for the Dementia Challenge, you will hear from key organisations such as Dementia UK, NHS England and Dementia Carers Count on how to ensure the UK is one of the best places to live for people with dementia.

Learning from international best practice, hear from the main consultant of the Hogeweyk Dementia Village based in the Netherlands, offering a unique and holistic approach to care for residents. Working together to deliver integral care, build dementia friendly communities and understanding the vital role housing can play in the lives and wellbeing of people living with dementia.

*Alzheimer’s Society Study **Dementia UK


Agenda
Start

09:15 - 09:30
Chair’s Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Professor Graham Stokes

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09:30 - 10:00
Keynote Address: Understanding What Next for the Dementia Challenge: Helping to Improve Quality of Life for People Living with Dementia

 
  • Reviewing the progress made since the launch of the Dementia Challenge and future steps to help ensure the targets are met in the near future
  • Investing additional funding into research, infrastructure and services to help improve prevention and treatment
  • Ensuring the UK is one of the best places to live for people with dementia, by building social awareness and early intervention initiatives
09:50 – 10:00 Questions and Discussions

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Paul Edwards Director of Clinical Services, Dementia UK

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10:00 - 10:30
Keynote Address: Integrating Health and Social Care to Improve the Delivery of Care for People Living with Dementia

 
  • Exploring the new White Paper ‘Working Together to Improve Health and Social Care for all’ and how this could impact the relationship between the NHS and social care          
  • Developing collaboration between health and social care to help people living with dementia sustain independence    
  • Considering how modernising legal frameworks could help create a health and social care system fit for the future
  • Understanding new targeted improvements that could benefit people living with dementia
10:20 – 10:30 Questions and Discussions

10:30 - 11:15
Panel: Reviewing the Impact of COVID-19 on Dementia Care

 
  • Assessing the impact of COVID-19 on people with dementia, interruptions to treatments and prevention of people getting a dementia diagnosis 
  • Exploring the challenges ahead post COVID-19 to ensure improving the quality of dementia care remains a priority  
  • Considering the long-term impact of COVID-19 on people living with dementia including those living in care homes and people with early stages of dementia

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Professor Alistair Burns CBE

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11:15 - 11:30
Intermission

 

11:30 - 12:00
Developing a Multi-Agency Response to Creating Dementia Friendly Communities

 
  • Building innovative models of support that co-ordinate health and social care together with community-based support, care homes, housing and voluntary sector services         
  • Developing awareness of dementia through dementia friends to help increase diagnosis and reduce misconceptions
  • Promoting understanding of dementia across agencies and society to ensure transport facilities, public spaces and communities can support people affect by dementia to maintain their independence
11:50 - 12:00 Questions and Discussion 

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Sarah Butchard Clinical Psychologist, Mersey Side Care NHS FT

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12:00 - 12:30
Best Practice International Case Study: Supporting People Living with Dementia

 
  • Learning from the Netherlands: creating dementia friendly spaces to help develop person-centred dementia care, using the patient and family voice
  • Considering the challenge of providing dementia care throughout the pandemic and its long-term impact
  • Providing meaningful and stimulating spaces that can help boost wellbeing for people living with dementia
12:20 - 12:30 Questions and Discussions 

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Frank van Dillen Hogeweyk Dementia Village

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12:30 - 13:00
Best Practice Case Study: Adapting and Building Housing Provision to Create Dementia Friendly Environments

 
  • Understanding the vital role housing can play in the lives and wellbeing of people living with and affected by dementia '
  • Increasing dementia specialist housing to improve quality of life for people living with dementia
  • Working together to deliver dementia friendly design and appropriate housing options that can be familiar and adaptable
  • Implementing technology to help support people living with dementia live at home longer, including reminders, motion sensors and automatic lights
12:50 - 13:00 Questions and Discussion 

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Claire Charlton Head of Extra Care – North, Housing 21

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13:00 - 13:30
Intermission

 

13:30 - 14:00
Combatting Loneliness and Isolation among People Living with Dementia

 
  • Ensuring people with dementia have access to valuable activities and interaction to alleviate isolation, loneliness and boredom
  • Facilitating social connection to help reduce deterioration among people living with dementia
  • Encouraging local communities to create dementia friendly activity to ensure people living with dementia can remain a part of their community
13:50 - 14:00 Questions and Discussion

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Reinhard Guss Senior Clinical Psychologist, Specialist Older Adults Mental Health Services, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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14:00 - 14:30
Increasing Support for Families and Carers Affected by Dementia

 
  • Considering the impact of living with dementia for families and carers to ensure better support is available
  • Recognising intergenerational aspects of caring and the diversity of the role within families and social networks 
  • Ensuring services incorporate families and carers voices in dementia care including end of life care


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Claire Goodchild Chief Executive, Dementia Carers Count

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14:30 - 15:15
Panel: Creating a Dementia Workforce Fit for Purpose

 
  • Developing a workforce with knowledge and training to ensure the best care possible
  • Changing the culture among dementia workforces to improve retention, job satisfaction and performance leading to improved outcomes

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Gayle Henry Learning and Development Officer, Dementia Services Development Centre – University of Stirling

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Suzanne Mumford Head of Nursing, Care & Dementia, Care UK

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15:15 - 15:30
Chair’s Closing Remarks

 

End

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Reinhard Guss Senior Clinical Psychologist, Specialist Older Adults Mental Health Services, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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Gayle Henry Learning and Development Officer, Dementia Services Development Centre – University of Stirling

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Sarah Butchard Clinical Psychologist, Mersey Side Care NHS FT

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Claire Charlton Head of Extra Care – North, Housing 21

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Paul Edwards Director of Clinical Services, Dementia UK

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Professor Graham Stokes

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Professor Alistair Burns CBE

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Claire Goodchild Chief Executive, Dementia Carers Count

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Suzanne Mumford Head of Nursing, Care & Dementia, Care UK

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Frank van Dillen Hogeweyk Dementia Village

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Venue details

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