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Implementing the NICE 2018 guidelines for Dementia

Friday 13 July 2018
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

Implementing the NICE 2018 guidelines for Dementia

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This conference focuses on the key points of the NICE guideline Draft January 2018 for Dementia: assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers due to be published June 2018. Dementia is now the leading cause of death in England and Wales. In England it is estimated that around 676,000 people have dementia. In the whole of the UK, the number of people with dementia is estimated at 850,000. It is therefore essential that we focus on improving the way we care and support patients with Dementia. The conference will demonstrate, through national updates and practical case studies how you can improve the assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers in your service.

The Dementia: assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers NICE guideline: Draft for, January 2018 makes the following statement  “This guideline addresses how dementia should be assessed and diagnosed. It covers person-centred care and support, tailored to the specific needs of each person living with dementia. As part of this, it can help professionals to involve people living with dementia and their carers in decision-making, so they can get the care and support they need. It also addresses care coordination and staff training, and how dementia may impact on the care offered for other conditions” “Dementia also has significant costs for health and social care services. Because of this, it is important to ensure that people living with dementia can get the care and support they need, and that services provide this in an efficient and cost-effective way”

“Our analysis suggests many people with dementia are losing out on the NHS follow-up support they need and are supposed always to be offered, once they have received their diagnosis. They and their loved ones are missing precious opportunities to get help with living as well as possible with the disease. The absence of a care plan also means people with dementia are not being signposted to services that could improve their physical and mental health, and sense of wellbeing. There aren't enough good local services yet, but some great initiatives do exist”  Caroline Abrahams of Age UK

Benefits of attending; This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers
  • Understand the national context and developments
  • Learn from the lived experience of carers
  • Develop your skills in assessment, management and support for people living with dementia
  • Understand how you can ensure care is aligned with the preferences and needs of people living with dementia and those important to them
  • Explore the challenges in predicting and recognising the needs of people living with dementia and those important to them
  • Understand how to meet the psychological needs of people with dementia and their carers
  • Learn from established practice in improving the assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers
  • Explore the nursing role in supporting people with dementia and those important to them
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

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