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Dementia: Quality of Care 2015

April 21, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

In February 2014, Open Forum Events held their first Dementia: Quality of Care conference. Attracting over 150 delegates from across health, social care, and the wider public, private and third sectors, as well as people living with dementia, their carers and families, this innovative and inspirational event focused on key stages in the dementia pathway using best practice case studies and personal stories to shine a light on the way forward for dementia care and support. Proper integration across services, truly personalised care, real engagement and empathy were major themes of the day.

Designed to appeal to all areas, including hospitals, care homes, local authorities, carers and families, Dementia: Quality of Care 2015 will focus on best practice in compassionate dementia care and support. The programme will cover diagnosis through to end of life care, including hospitals, community settings and care homes.

Open Forum Events’ Dementia: Quality of Care 2015 conference offers a unique opportunity to hear directly from people living with dementia and their families about their experiences of the health and social care system.

Topics being discussed:

  • Where are we with diagnosis?
  • Dementia care in the acute setting
  • How are communities working together around the person, their family and carers?
  • End of life care
  • How is the care system ensuring high quality of life across the board?
  • Bringing everything together and the way forward

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Alexis May, Director, Open Forum Events
  • Professor David Jolley, Consultant Psychiatrist and Honorary reader, PSSRU, University Of Manchester
  • Sarah Reed, Dementia Communications Specialist
  • Sue Clarke, Operations Manager Greater Manchester, Alzheimers Society
  • Rachel Thompson, Professional and Practice Development Lead for Admiral Nursing, Dementia UK
  • Melany Pickup, Chief Executive, Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Amy Dalrymple, Head of Policy, Alzheimer Scotland
  • Pat Jones-Greenhalgh, National Dementia Lead, ADASS
  • Annie Stevenson, My Home Life
  • Suzy Webster, Carer
  • Dr Jacqueline Crowther, Research Associate, University of Liverpool
  • Ray Carver, Carers’ Call to Action

The conference will bring together professionals from health and social care, academia, and the wider public, private and third sectors with those living with dementia, providing a rare chance to engage with and learn from each other. Please click here for more details and to register your place.

Should you encounter any problems when trying to register your place(s), please contact Jonathan Smith on (0161) 376 9007 and he will be able to help with the registration through an alternative way as places are limited due to the high number of bookings.


April 21, 2015
8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Manchester Conference Centre
78 Sackville St
Manchester, M1 3NJ
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