BIRMINGHAM, England, October 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
UK First Cross Sector International Dementia Conference
"tomorrow's nurses will see an increase in the number of patients living with dementia, how do they best prepare?"
Taking place 3 - 4 November 2015 at the Vox (the new centre at the NEC Birmingham), the conference will tackle a range of issues surrounding dementia in home care, at hospital and in care homes.
This conference will be profiled at the UK's first cross sector International Dementia Conference. This conference will also welcome dementia experts from across the world, as well as from different industries to learn and share ideas on the best solutions to tackle this global issue.
Dementia is the word used to describe the symptoms of a range of diseases including Alzheimer's disease and vascular disease. The number of people affected is set to double in the next twenty years just because of the ageing population.
Professor June Andrews, Director, Stirling University's Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) and a leader in developing this exclusive conference comments: "Nurses will find themselves in the center of this society change, they will be working at the forefront dealing with the day to day issues of home care, care homes and hospitals relating to people living with dementia, and it is important that our future nurses are prepared."
The International Dementia Conference has been established by DSDC as an interactive, educational platform to drive understanding. It will take place alongside the dedicated Care & Dementia Show, therefore also offering practical support. Organisers are specifically inviting student nurses to participate.
60 concurrent session presentations will address topics ranging from: Dementia friendly communities, dementia in the acute hospital, attitudes and best practice when supporting and caring for people living with dementia.
Professor Andrews concludes:
"This is a conference for everyone who wants to know how to better serve and care for those affected by dementia. Best practice ideas will be shared and trends revealed that will help student nurses preparing for their future jobs." The conference programme will also feature a series of individual talks, panel discussions and practical case studies highlighting the recent trends such as the use of mindfulness for mental wellbeing, how to become dementia friendly, dementia friends for student nurses, art and dementia to the use of appropriate language and signage.
For further information regarding attending the International Dementia Conference, please visit http://www.internationaldementiaconference.co.uk.
Notes to editors
International Dementia Conference (http://www.internationaldementiaconference.co.uk)
Running at The Vox, Birmingham 3-4 November 2015, the International Dementia Conference will bring together leading figures from around the globe and from a variety of different industry backgrounds to learn and share ideas on the best ways to tackle dementia as a global issue. Created for everyone involved in supporting people with dementia and their carers, both in the UK and internationally, the conference runs concurrently with Care & Dementia Show 2015, the largest health and social care exhibition in the UK.
Care & Dementia Show (http://www.careshow.co.uk)
Care & Dementia Show is the biggest trade event in the UK for the care and dementia sector and takes place at the NEC, Birmingham on 3-4 November 2015. The show features dedicated suppliers, best practice ideas and technology showcases as well as providing education, products and services for those owning or running any organisation involved in the care of older people and/or affected by dementia. These include proprietors, directors and managers of care homes, nursing homes, domiciliary care agencies, sheltered accommodation, learning disability homes, local authorities, specialist care units, private hospitals and construction companies.
Dementia Services Development Centre is an international centre of knowledge and expertise dedicated to improving the lives of people with Dementia, drawing on research and practice from across the world, to provide a comprehensive, up-to-date resource on all aspects of Dementia. Based at the University of Stirling, DSDC works with individuals and organizations to improve the design of care environments, to make communities Dementia-friendly, to influence policy and to improve services for people with Dementia. 2015 - the DSDC's 25th anniversary year - is marked by the Dementia Festival of Ideas which will explore the meaning of Dementia to us all, looking at the subject from as many different angles as possible and as creatively it deserves.
SOURCE International Dementia Conference