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Academic Partner to the UK Dementia Congress


The School of Dementia Studies at the University of Bradford is Academic Partner to the 10th UK Dementia Congress, taking place at the International Centre in Telford 3-5 November 2015.

If you are attending this event, please come and meet us at our exhibition stand, and be sure to attend our sessions (details below).

The largest annual dementia-focused event in Europe is celebrating its 10th Birthday this year. As always the event offers an exciting mix of plenary sessions, parallel sessions, workshops, symposia, posters, early bird sessions, special events and installations.

  • Book your place and find out more at the event website
  • Download the UK Dementia Congress programme

University of Bradford staff and students will be taking part in the following sessions:

  • Tuesday 3 November
    WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION – including two University of Bradford students.

  • Wednesday 4 November
    12:00-13:10 PARALLEL SESSIONS:

    WORKSHOP: MEETING THE NEEDS OF DIVERSE ETHNIC COMMUNITIES - A workshop to consider effective approaches to developing services which meet the needs of diverse ethnic populations. The discussion will focus on the evaluation of the Alzheimer’s Society’s Information Programme for South Asian Families (IPSAF), conducted by the University of Bradford’s School of Dementia Studies.

    Presenters: Professor Jan Oyebode, Dr Sahdia Parveen, Dr Heather Blakey (University of Bradford); Mary O’Brien (Alzheimer’s Society); local partner organisations and families who participated in the programme.

    16:50-18:00 PARALLEL SESSIONS:

    QUESTION TIME PANEL - A chance to have your say, seek opinions and learn from expert discussion on pressing issues in dementia care. Panel to include: Professor Martin Prince, Professor Rose Marie Dröes, Professor Murna Downs, David Sheard, David Behan.

  • Thursday 5 November
    09:15-10:25 PARALLEL SESSIONS:

    SYMPOSIUM: CARE HOMES IMPROVING HEALTH CARE IN CARE HOMES - This discussion will focus on proactive approaches including: using telemedicine to support care home staff (Rachel Binks, Airedale Partners Vanguard); the role of the admissions process in detecting acute deterioration in residents’ health (Jenny Adams, University of Bradford); establishing care pathways for commonly occurring health conditions (Dr Catherine Powell, University of Bradford); developing optimal approaches to enhancing knowledge and skills of nursing home staff (Dr Alan Blighe, University of Bradford); and the role of partnership working with family carers. Chair: Professor Murna Downs, University of Bradford.