Home Instead Westminster attend Dementia Action Alliance Conference

The Dementia Action Alliance held a conference to discuss “Innovative Approaches to Dementia Care and Support” on 19th April 2017 in central London. The day brought together many very interesting speakers to talk more about what is happening in the way of the works for the support of those living with Dementia. We were able to learn more about the ways we can all help to develop the tools that are being looked at and give feedback on how to improve.

It was a day of discussion and learning for everyone who attended as well as the organisers. It is great to see conferences carried out in this way to develop improvement at every stage with support of a wide variety of supporters.

 

Speakers included:

John Craig, CEO, Care City

Dr Mahiben Maruthappu, Co-founder Cera

It was a fantastic interactive afternoon trialling and learning about the new approaches and work being done to support those living with Dementia. There were members sharing their innovative approaches from the following:

Tim Parry, Alzheimer’s Research

Dawn Brooker, Association of Dementia Studies: University of Worcester

Dave Anderson, SCIE

Wayne Goddard, NHS Doncaster CCG and DMBC

The Dementia Action Alliance also have an amazing approach to providing inclusively and representation of members who have been diagnosed with Dementia. This really allows the discussion and feedback to have great insight to the impact these innovations could have.

Following the conference, it was great to hear back from others how they were going to implement some of these changes into their working days. At Home Instead we are excited to introduce the use of the ‘walk through Dementia’ app designed by Alzheimer’s Research UK to our training with the building relationships module as one of the scenarios we are able to discuss further.

A group of Home Instead CAREGivers talking
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home