Dementia Awareness 2015

DEMENTIA AWARENESS EVENT – 21st MAY

Our event in support of Dementia Awareness Week, “Supporting People with Learning Disabilities & Dementia at Home” held at the Four Seasons, Kings Hill Nurseries, was very well attended.

We heard a fascinating account from University of Cambridge researchers Sally Jennings, Liz Jones & Maddy Walpert of their project “Defeat Dementia in Down’s Syndrome”, which gives hope for the future and heard how practical support strategies and consistency of staff can enable a person with dementia to live well with dementia and remain in their own home.   Our own staff also contributed to this, Gail Cooper and Suzie Staite, Dr. Geoff Marston, Consultant Psychiatrist with Coventry & Warwickshire’s NHS Trust joined us to talk about the local picture, including services and resources.

Here are the presentations seen on the day.  Click on the name to view the slide show.