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8th UK Dementia Congress


Bradford Dementia Group is proud to be the Academic Sponsor of the 8th UK Dementia Congress - a major national conference.

The conference is being held at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham from the 5-7th November 2013.

Reduced conference rate for students enrolled on our dementia studies courses

If you are a student enrolled on a University of Bradford dementia studies degree course or module you are entitled to a 60% reduction on the conference delegate rate. Please contact Steven Knowles at or 020 7720 2108 ext. 214.

Come and visit our stand or join us at one of our sessions:

Wednesday 6th November

8.30 – 9.15 Early Bird Session on ‘Participatory video in long-term care for people with dementia’ by Dr Andrea Capstick.

11.30 – 12.40, Parallel Sessions on Changing the Culture of Care

- ‘Transforming the quality of care within patient services’ by Paul Edwards and Maria Scurfield-Walton with Aileen Beatty and Jill Common from Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust.

- ‘A multi component intervention to achieve and embed culture change in care homes’ by Tanya Little with Emma Hanson, Head of Strategic Planning, Kent County Council.

14.40 – 15.50, Parallel Sessions on Staff Development

- ‘Workforce development in a tough economic climate’ by Jo Crossland with Claire Tester, Rotherham Council.

- ‘Developing nurses to lead change in person-centred dementia care’ by Paul Edwards with Bridget Turner, Nightingale Hammerson.

- ‘Effective learning through online and distance approaches’ by Dr Sarah Jane Smith, Jo Crossland and Dr Claire Surr.

14.40 – 15.50, Parallel Sessions Question Time Panel

Paul Edwards will be on the Question Time Panel during the day’s final Parallel Sessions.

Thursday 7th November

09.15 – 10.25, Parallel Sessions on Quality of Life in Care Homes

- ‘Tuneable lighting replicating natural daylight’ by Dr Louise Johnson and Dr Claire Surr.

- Symposium on Fronto-temporal dementia. Professor Jan Oyebode will chair this symposium on considering ways in which person and family-centred practice is possible in fronto-temporal dementias.

11.00 – 11.50, Plenary Session on Facing a Better Future.

Paul Edwards will chair this session about how we deal with the darker side of care culture.

12.00 – 13.10 Parallel Session on Care Homes and Hospital Admissions

Professor Murna Downs will chair this session on reducing avoidable hospital admissions from care homes.

We will also be displaying the following posters about our work:

‘Designing a data warehouse for Dementia Care Mapping (DCM): a doctoral study’ by Shehla Khalid.

‘The Essentials workbook for family and friends’ by Jan Robins.

‘A theoretical evidence base for object based reminiscence work with older adults’ by Rosemary Bradley and Dr Sarah Jane Smith

Further details about the conference are available Dementia Congress (external link)

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