‘How to support someone with dementia’ is a three hour educational event from the Dementia Health Integration Team, featuring a range of speakers and audience interaction.
The afternoon will be split into two parts.
‘Real life with dementia’ training for carers presented by Dr Maria-Paloma Sequeiros, Older Adults Psychiatrist for the South Gloucestershire Complex Interventions Team, Cheryl Buckley, Community Psychiatric Nurse for the South Gloucestershire Complex Interventions Team, and Beth Tovey, Dementia Day Opportunities Manager for South Gloucestershire. This session will last 40 minutes, with 30 minutes dedicated to time for questions.
Following this there will be a 30 minute break for refreshments and networking.
Four talks from Sharon Parsons, Dementia Care Trainer, Occupational Therapist, and co-lead of the education workstream for the Dementia HIT, Dr Hazel Boyd, User Interface Engineer with Designability, Liz Freeman, WE Care and Repair, and Carmen Arnaiz, The Care Forum. This session will explore supporting someone living with dementia in a hospital environment, assistive devices and technology, along with tips about choosing and using technology, as well as non-tech approaches. The session will last 40 minutes, with 30 minutes dedicated to time for questions.
The event will be taking place at 1.30-4.30pm, on Thursday 14th September, at BAWA Ballroom, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG.
It costs £5 to attend this event.
The Dementia Health Integration Team (HIT) is a team of professionals who are all working together to transform care for people affected by dementia through comprehensive research, integrating and improving care services and support, and by creating dementia-friendly communities.