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News and Updates from todays Implementing the NICE 2018 guidelines for Dementia conference

NICE guideline update: Dementia assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers
Dr Karen Harrison-Dening
, Head of Research and Publications, Dementia UK
Member, NICE guideline for Dementia assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers
Karen has over 40 years’ experience in nursing with over 30 of those being in dementia care in a variety of settings and contexts. For the past 13 years she has worked with the charity, Dementia UK, initially as a Consultant admiral Nurse then the Director of Admiral Nursing and more recently has become the Head of Research and Publications for Admiral Nursing and Dementia UK.  She gained a PhD at University College London focusing on advance care planning and end of life care in dementia.   She holds honorary academic research fellowships at several Universities, such as, Nottingham, Liverpool and De Montfort, Leicester where she is an Honorary Professor of Dementia Care. Her research interests are dementia, palliative and end of life care and advance care planning.

Changing the culture of Dementia services
Ian Donaghy
, Author of Dear Dementia
Ian Donaghy’s  infectious enthusiasm & humorous empathetic approach have made him a popular conference speaker all over the UK.  Barbara Pointon MBE describes him as “Highly entertaining & deeply thought-provoking”.
During a 20 year career teaching young people with learning difficulties Ian was seconded by the Home Office to set up inclusion units in schools for vulnerable students focusing on the individual, celebrating what they can do to raise their aspirations.
Ian took his “focus on the individual” into the world of care in 2009 and quickly used his innovative teaching & learning styles to win Care Trainer of the Year at the British Care Awards.
Ian delivers bespoke learning from for clients as diverse as Yorkshire Ambulance Service, Wilf Ward Family Trust, Mind, local authorities, large care providers, the NHS & has recently hosted the CQC’s Leadership Conference in Westminster.

Person centred dementia care are we there yet?
Prof Dawn Brooker,
Director, The Association for Dementia Services
Pre event abstract
The policy narrative around dementia has shifted from one that encapsulated dementia as “the death that leaves the body behind” to one that suggests we should be “Living Well with Dementia”. This is a relatively recent shift. There is much within the popular press and service provision that suggests that people living with dementia, particularly in the later stages, are not treated as full persons or as valued citizens. Person centred approaches to care that aim to maintain personhood, identity and sense of self are an important counterbalance to this. In this talk I reflect on the changes that have taken place and how we can continue our quest to deliver care that supports personhood. 
Full power point presentation

Promoting wellbeing in a dementia care assessment and treatment unit: The award winning garden at Logandene
Michael Henderson
, Health Service Manager, Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
I have been in my present post since May 2017. I am the responsible manager for Older Adult Services in HPFT, this includes a mix of community and in patient services (6 acute and long term wards).
Prior to joining HPFT I was Deputy Director for Older Adult Services in East London NHS Foundation Trust.
I have worked in health and social care of older people since I was 17 years of age, initially is residential care, then as a social worker, and since 2003 as a health service manager.
Pre event abstract
HPFT has invested heavily in providing a therapeutic environment for service users with dementia with challenging and distressing behaviour. The design was coproduced with staff, service users and carers.
The result is an award winning pleasant environment that is highly appreciated by all, and resulted in improved outcomes for service users.
Full power point presentation

A National View on Dementia
Xanthe Townend
, Programme Lead, IAPT and Dementia, NHS England 
Full powerpoint presentation

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