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Dementia – Running Great Activities CANCELLED
In Northern Ireland it is estimated there are currently 21,000 people living with dementia it is predicted that his figure will increase to 60,000 by 2051. This increase is the result of the rapidly growing numbers of older people in the population. People are living longer. The number of people in Northern Ireland aged 100years and older has increased by 60% in the past 10 years. Most older people are well, but our risk of developing dementia increases with age so learning about dementia and how to best respond to someone with dementia is essential for everyone in society but particularly health & social care staff and family carers. Improved understanding of dementia should improve the quality of the health and social care interaction as well as care received by a person living with dementia. This short course will highlight what is meant by the term dementia, understanding conditions that cause dementia, know why receiving a diagnosis is important, recognise that each individual is unique, as well as touching on issues such as communication, behaviour, stress and distress. The workshop supports the outcomes of the Dementia Learning & Development Framework. It will be delivered by Dr Una Lynch from Sonrisa Solutions Ltd., qualified nurse, midwife and health visitor for over thirty years who has worked in academia, policy and practice and is a senior associate with the University of Stirling’s Dementia Services Development Centre.
Tutor: Una Lynch
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Organising to Win
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The day will also orientate participants to NMC regulation and explain Fitness to Practice proceedings. It is targeted at nurses and midwives. It will be delivered by Dr Jane Wright who has a background in Nurse Education and currently advises and represents professionals who come to the attention of their professional regulator
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