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17 May 2018 - Dementia: Transforming the Journey - Prevention, Treatment and Quality of Life

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What: Conference - Dementia: Transforming the Journey - Prevention, Treatment and Quality of Life
Where: Hilton Hotel, Templepatrick
When: Thursday 17 May 2018
Dementia has a profound impact on the people who experience it and on their families.  With better standards of healthcare, an increasing ageing population means that the number of people living with a dementia is increasing.  Governments across the four nations have identified as a priority the need to promote greater understanding of the causes of dementia, to work to find a cure, to modify the risk factors and to improve standards of care for people living with dementia.  There is currently no cure for any type of dementia but there have recently been significant advances in our understanding of factors which contribute to prevention, together with improved diagnosis and treatment of dementia.          

The Northern Health and Social Care Trust, The Royal College of Psychiatrists in NI, The NI British Psychological Society (NIBPS) and Ulster University have brought together speakers with international reputations from across the UK and Ireland for a one day conference to present best practice on a number of themes including:                

  •     Research and innovation

  •     Prevention

  •     Diagnosis

  •     Early intervention

  •     Post diagnostic support

  •     Complex co-morbidities

  •     Practice innovation

For more details including the guest speakers see the flyer

Call for Posters - Submit by Friday 30 March 2018           

Group will have a local launch of their position statement on Psychological Dimensions of Dementia: Putting the Person at the Centre of