Our new DIGITAL HUB are a series of FREE webinars – packed with useful advice and practical tips and you’ll also have the opportunity to put your own questions to the carefully selected experts and specialists.
 All webinars are free to attend for public and professionals who can use them as part of their CPD. cpdcertifiedlogo_80x80px
 Register for sessions below and if you miss any of the webinars, don’t worry, you can watch the recording anytime. The recordings will be available for 30 days from broadcast.

AUTUMN WEBINARS

Join us for another series of informative and insightful presentations on wide range of subjects.

WHAT EXPERIENCES& BENEFITS DO INTERACTIVE TABLE/FLOOR PROJECTIONS OFFER PEOPLE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA?

Thursday 1st December 11:00 – 12:00

Anna C. Park, Care & Education Consultant for OM Interactive

What experiences & benefits do interactive table/floor projections offer people living with dementia?
Becoming a familiar sight in care homes across the UK, Anna will draw on recent independent research into the use of the Dementia Care Award winning Mobii Magic Surface and share findings about its daily impact on people living with dementia. She’ll explain why motion-activation (rather than touchscreen technology) is more responsive and discuss the wider benefits for staff & family members, providing them with moments of joy and helping them to still see the person behind the dementia. Presentation and Q&A.

LEGAL RIGHTS AND DEMENTIA

Wednesday 2nd December 11:00 – 12:00

Sam Cox Knowledge Officer (Legal and Welfare Rights), Alzheimer’s Society

Legal rights and dementia.
A look into some of the frequent rights issues that people affected by dementia have experienced and reported to us. Looking at these matters through a legal lens the presenter will show the legal rights that people have and how to get these matters addressed. Presentation and Q&A.

‘AUTUMN SERIES’ WEBINAR RECORDINGS

 If you missed any of the ‘Autumn Webinar’ series, you can register and watch the recordings. Available for 30 days from broadcast.

UNDERSTANDING LEWY BODY DEMENTIA; HOW DOES IT DIFFER?

Wednesday 25th November 11:00 – 12:00

Rachel Thompson, Consultant Admiral Nurse, Lewy body dementia

Understanding Lewy body dementia; how does if differ?
This session will provide an overview of Lewy body dementia; including recognising common symptoms, getting a diagnosis and understanding treatments. The difference between this and other types of dementia will also be highlighted. Some of the challenges experienced by families affected by Lewy body dementia will be discussed along with possible solutions and accessing support. Presentation and Q&A.

HOW TO SOURCE, HIRE AND RETAIN PERMANENT CARE WORKERS IN A COVID-19 CRISIS

Tuesday 24th November 11:00 – 12:00

Scott Sherriden, Founder & Managing Director, The Care Hub

How to source, hire and retain permanent care workers in a COVID-19 Crisis.
If you own or run a Residential Care / Nursing Home and you need to reduce your agency costs or you’re a Domiciliary/Home Care provider who can’t take advantage of local contract opportunities to grow, then this is the perfect session for you. This fast-paced and informative session is aimed at Owners, Directors and Senior Managers who are struggling with their permanent recruitment needs and are actively looking for a solution. Presentation and Q&A.

USING CARE PLANNING TECHNOLOGY TO MANAGE COVID AND INFECTION RISK

Thursday 19th November 11:00 – 12:00

Carl Jonas and Brendan O’Neill – Electronic Care Planning Specialists, Standex Systems

Using Care Planning Technology to manage COVID and infection Risk.
Our in-house registered nurse & care planning team at Standex ePlan have developed the COVID and infection care plans & risk assessment tools to assist care homes in monitoring service user’s needs, we will show you how to implement these in your service and discuss how to keep service users families and third parties such as CQC, Local authority and multidisciplinary teams up to date with the care being provided in the service. Presentation and Q&A.

RISK FACTORS FOR DEMENTIA – AND HOW TO REDUCE THEM

Wednesday 18th November 11:00 – 12:00

Simon Wheeler, Knowledge Officer (Health and Well-being), Alzheimer’s Society

Risk factors for dementia – and how to reduce them.
New recommendations for reducing the risk of dementia have recently been published by the Lancet Commission. Some risks, such as increasing age, can’t be changed. Some can be but only with concerted efforts by government and society as a whole. Others can be reduced through individuals making informed choices. I provide an overview of the major risk factors, including how individuals can take positive steps to reduce their own risk. Presentation and Q&A.

LIVING WITH DEMENTIA: A LEGAL SURGERY

Tuesday 17th November 11:00 – 12:00

Lynsey Harrison, Partner and Head of Contentious Private Client and Clare King, Legal Director and Head of Court of Protection, Clarion Solicitors

Living with Dementia: A Legal Surgery.
Lynsey Harrison and Clare King from Clarion Solicitors have over 30 years of experience between them in acting for clients who are living with dementia and their families. This legal surgery will cover key issues that arise when a person is living with dementia. From powers of attorney and Court of Protection applications to what to do if a dispute arises, Clare and Lynsey will walk through the issues and there will be plenty of time for questions. Presentation and Q&A.

PREVIOUS WEBINARS

SURVIVING OR THRIVING? RESILIENCE IN FAMILY CARE

Sue Jones, Consultant Admiral Nurse

Surviving or thriving? Resilience in family care.
This webinar looks at the concept of resilience, as described by friends and family members who are supporting someone with dementia. It explores how the role of the Admiral Nurse can support resilient caring. Presentation and Q&A.

TOP TIPS FOR COMMUNICATING WITH PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA

Angelo Makri, Knowledge Officer (Wellbeing), Alzheimer’s Society

Top tips for communicating with people with dementia.
A presentation aimed at carers, family members and friends of people with dementia, as well as health and social care professionals. Communication is an increasing issue for carers, people living with dementia and health and social care staff. But do you know how to engage and communicate effectively with people living with dementia? Presentation and Q&A.

MANAGING BEHAVIOURAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SYMPTOMS OF DEMENTIA

Dr Simon Adelman MRCPsych MSc PhD, Consultant Psychiatrist, Halcyon Doctors

Managing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.
Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia occur in up to 90% of people. They cause distress, institutionalisation and early death. The talk will outline the common symptoms, and discuss assessment and management. Presentation and Q&A.

LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS WHEN DIAGNOSED WITH DEMENTIA

Andrew Robertson, Managing Director, McClure Solicitors

Legal considerations when diagnosed with Dementia.
McClure Solicitors will talk about advice and support your Solicitor can offer to help clients diagnosed with Dementia, including Wills, Powers of Attorney, Trusts, Deputyship, Council Tax, Funerals, and Probate. Presentation and Q&A.

OUT AND ABOUT WITH DEMENTIA ADVENTURE

Debbie Anderson, Project Coordinator – Training, Research, Consultancy, Dementia Adventure

Out and About with Dementia Adventure.
Getting outdoors and engaging with the natural environment is good for all of us. Evidence shows it can also be hugely beneficial for people living with dementia. Things may have changed recently, but the importance of connection to nature and access to green space remains just as important. Dementia Adventure is a multi-award winning charity that has been supporting people to access nature for over 11 years by providing supported dementia holidays and training. Join us on this webinar, where we will share some of the research which may help you to live better with dementia. We also consider the new developments our inspiring charity has made to support individuals and organisations at this time and into the future. Presentation and Q&A.

PREVENTION OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE – UNDERSTANDING HOW THIS MAY BE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE INTRODUCTION OF NEW MEDICATIONS

Dr Emer MacSweeney, CEO and Consultant Neuroradiologist at Re:Cognition Health

Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease –  understanding how this may be possible through the introduction of new medications.
Recent results from international clinical trials testing new medications, designed to slow down or ideally stop progression of  Alzheimer’s symptoms,  may be on the market sooner than previously expected. Understand how these medications work and  the opportunities  available, to access, today, tomorrow’s treatments,  designed  to prevent the progression of symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Presentation and Q&A.

ALZHEIMER’S AND GUM DISEASE: CLINICAL TRIALS IN 2020

Dr Stuart Ratcliffe, Chief Scientific Officer and Megan Young, Patient Engagement Coordinator, St. Pancras Clinical Research

Alzheimer’s and Gum Disease: Clinical Trials in 2020.
This session will explore what it’s like to take part in clinical trials for Alzheimer’s disease, and will focus on an exciting new clinical trial investigating the link between bacteria in the gums and Alzheimer’s disease. Presentation and Q&A.

Free Digital Guides

Guide_Safe At Home2Making a person with dementia safe at home. This guide covers important aspects like reducing the risk of falls and making domestic appliances safe, as well as other general advice sourced from experts.
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Guide_Improving RelationshipImproving your relationship. This guide has been compiled to help you enjoy the best possible relationship with a person living with dementia. It will enable you to communicate more clearly, so you can meet their needs.
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How to find financial help and support as a carer. This guide explains how to seek the practical, financial and emotional help and support you need to be a good carer.
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The benefits of exercise. A healthier carer makes a good carer and is also beneficial for those living with a diagnosis of dementia. This guide explores the significant benefits of being active and how to get started.
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Improving the eating habits of a person with dementia. This guide explains how appetite and eating habits can change in a person with dementia, and what you can do to make sure they follow the healthiest diet possible.
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Choosing the right care home. If you are caring for a person with dementia, you may have come to the reluctant conclusion that it is no longer safe for them to be left alone.
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Coping with challenging behaviour. This exclusive guide contains practical tips on coping with challenging behaviour. We hope you find it useful and you’re able to apply some of the advice here to your own situation.
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20 things every dementia carers should know. This guide contains 20 useful things every carer should know about dementia – which we hope you will find a useful resource when providing care for a loved one.
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