Dementia Quality of Care: Personal- Accessible- Original
Venue: Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3WS
The prevalence of dementia continues to be the major challenge of the 21st century and ‘is set to replace cancer as Britain’s biggest killer by 2040’, according to researchers from Kings College London.
To forward the agenda on dementia, Open Forum Events are pleased to bring you the very latest conference, Dementia Quality of Care: Personal-Accessible-Original, as part of its highly successful series of insightful meetings.
With no immediate cure on the horizon, the dementia conundrum is set to intensify. With a general increase in longevity, due to better survival rates in other life-threatening illnesses, it correlates that the number of people living with dementia will continue to rise. Latest predictions are that by 2040 the figure in England and Wales will rise to 1.2 million.
Whilst scientists work tirelessly to search for the elusive cure, support services must be able to meet the rising demands. Patients with dementia are firstly people, with the same basic human rights as everyone else. Care must be personal and designed around the person, guided by the choices that they and their families/carers express. To satisfy this, not only must the provision have depth and resource, it must be equitably accessible to all that need it. With much discussion and debate about the future of social care funding and the NHS budget under inordinate pressure, originality in service design and care management can pave the way to innovative practice and provide sustainability.
The Dementia Quality of Care: Personal-Accessible-Original conference is for those who live with, work with or are affected by dementia. Delegates will be updated on the latest developments as we look to improve care and support. Once again, Open Forum Events are delighted to bring you a line up of expert speakers and contributors, who will highlight the current situation and discuss the future outlook and aspirations. The opportunity to discuss, debate and exchange examples of best practice and innovations will provide valuable insight and knowledge which can be applied to improve the quality of life for all those living with dementia.
Registration and further information is available on the conference website.