Dementia Scotland 2016
A Human Rights Based Approach to Care
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Dementia Scotland 2016
A Human Rights Based Approach to Care
14th of September 2016
Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

Dementia Scotland 2016

08:15-09:00 Registration & Networking
09:00-10:05 1st Morning Plenary
09:00 Chair`s Joint Opening Address
Agnes Houston MBE (confirmed)
Churchill Fellow, DAI Board Member
Dr Sue Northrop (confirmed)
Vice Chair, British Psychological Society Scotland Committee
09:10 Keynote Address - Current Progress on Improving Dementia Care & Support
Gillian Barclay (confirmed)
Head of Dementia Innovations Unit, The Scottish Government
  • Progress and impact of Scotland’s National Dementia Strategies
  • Post-diagnostic support
09:25 Recent Progress towards Dementia Prevention
Professor Craig Ritchie (confirmed)
Director, University of Edinburgh Centre for Dementia Prevention
  • Outline the knowledge requirements for personalised prevention strategies for dementia
  • Highlight key global projects being led from Scotland
09:45 Human Rights Based approach to Dementia Care
Irene Oldfather (confirmed)
Director, Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE)

The session will cover the challenges and opportunities around:

  • Agreeing a Charter of Rights
  • Embedding Rights
  • Implementing Rights
10:05-10:20 Morning Q&A Panel Debate 1
10:20-10:30 Comfort Break
10:30-11:30 2nd Morning Plenary
10:30 Standards of Care for Dementia in Scotland
Claire Sweeney (confirmed)
Director of Quality Assurance, Healthcare Improvement Scotland
10:50 Improving Care and Support: NES and the SSSC Promoting Excellence Workforce Development Programme
Caroline Lamb (confirmed)
Chief Executive, NHS Education for Scotland

This presentation will provide an overview of the Promoting Excellence Framework and subsequent workforce development plan for the health and social services, outlining how this supports a human rights approach to practice. Some specific national education initiatives will be described, alongside plans for the future to continue to support implementation of Scotland’s next dementia strategy. 

11:10 Promoting Excellence in Dementia Care and Support in Care Homes
Kevin Mitchell (confirmed)
Executive Director of Scrutiny and Assurance, The Care Inspectorate
  • Policy context
  • Focussing on dementia care during inspections
  • Capturing the experiences of  people who use services through observation
  • What does good practice look like ?
11:30-11:45 Morning Q&A Panel Debate 2
11:45-12:10 Coffee & Networking
12:10-12:35 Case Study 1
12:10 An epidemiological study of preclinical Alzheimer’s disease
Dr Fergus Daly (confirmed)
Biostatistics Team Lead, Frontier Science Scotland
  • Identifying informative measurement variables
  • An international standard for data presentation and analysis
12:35-13:00 Case Study 2
12:35 Developing Admiral Nurse 1:2:1 clinics to support communities and organisations
Ian Weatherhead (confirmed)
Senior Admiral Nurse, Dementia UK
  • How Admiral Nurse 1:2:1 clinics offer the opportunity to reach rural communities.
  • Admiral Nurse 1:2:1 clinics can support employers become more dementia aware by providing specialist clinics in the workplace for employees.
13:00-14:00 Lunch in the Network Surgery
14:00-15:10 1st Afternoon Plenary
14:05 Chair`s Joint Introduction to the Afternoon
Agnes Houston MBE (confirmed)
Churchill Fellow, DAI Board Member
Dr Sue Northrop (confirmed)
Vice Chair, British Psychological Society Scotland Committee
14:15 Keynote Address - Making human rights in dementia real: the potential and the reality
Dr Donald Macaskill (confirmed)
Chief Executive, Scottish Care

This brief session will explore the potential for human rights to become a core component of the whole dementia pathway, from personal choice to commissioning support; from quality of care to the ethics of decision making

14:30 An interdisciplinary approach to tackling dementia
Dr Frank Gunn-Moore (confirmed)
Executive Committee Member, Alzheimer`s Research UK - Scotland Network Centre
  • Biology, chemistry and physics is what is needed to solve dementia issues
  • How to find a drug target
14:50 Investing in Dementia Research
Professor John Starr (confirmed)
Director, Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Research Centre
  • Financial investment - a portfolio for prevention, cure and care
  • Human investment - training dementia researchers for the future
15:10-15:25 Afternoon Q&A Panel Debate 1
15:25-15:35 Comfort Break
15:35-16:05 2nd Afternoon Plenary
15:35 Improving Skills Development for the Healthcare Support Workforce
Gillian Aitchison (confirmed)
Country Director - Scotland, Skills For Health
15:55 A One Stop Guide to Dementia
Professor June Andrews OBE (confirmed)
Professor Emeritus, University of Stirling
  • Research based evidence about dementia that is accessible and easy to understand
  • Simple ideas that are easy to implement, which makes a difference for people with dementia and their carers
16:15 Seeing dementia through a different spectrum
Agnes Houston MBE (confirmed)
Churchill Fellow, DAI Board Member
16:35-16:50 Afternoon Q&A Panel Debate 2
16:50-16:55 Conference Close & Chairs Closing Remarks
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