Ageing, Dementia and Promoting Access to Care
Caring and supporting people with dementia is now a major public health issue both for the UK and world-wide. Lack of diagnosis, however, remains a major problem: there are currently 670,000 people with dementia in England but nearly half remain undiagnosed and with no access to support.
This seminar from MICRA and Dementia and Ageing Research Team (DART) will explore some of the issues involved both in overcoming barriers to effective diagnosis and maintaining support within the home and community.
The areas covered in the seminar will include: early identification of dementia in the signing Deaf community; evaluating home support for people with dementia and their carers; and raising awareness and challenging the stigma associated with dementia.
- Emma Ferguson-Coleman - School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Manchester
- Dr Paul Clarkson, Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) - School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Manchester
- Mark Perry (Development Worker , Stockport Dementia Care Training and EDUCATE)
- Chair: Professor John Keady - School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Manchester