Lets talk about dementia conference
Dr Dawn Edge, Senior Lecturer & Winston Churchill Fellow, The University of Manchester & New Testament Church of God.
Friday 23 October 2015
‘Let’s talk about dementia’ was a free public event which aimed to increase knowledge and awareness of dementia and mental illness, and improve early diagnosis. Currently there are 18,000 people living with a diagnosis of dementia across Greater Manchester and a similar number who do not have a diagnosis and therefore are not accessing any support.
This event was held with the New Testament Church of God (NTCG) Old Trafford as a ‘Faith & Dementia’ conference. NTCG’s has a vision of becoming a ‘dementia-friendly’ church and supporting the wider community.
The event highlighted opportunities for participating in research and showed how these studies can increase our understanding of dementia and deliver better treatments and improved quality of life.
Let’s Talk About Dementia Conference Programme included the following:
- Is it dementia or something else? Memory Assessment/ Diagnosis and What Happens Next (Memory Assessment Team, Manchester Mental Health & Social Care NHS Trust) - 'The memory assessment centre journey in central Manchester'
- Dr Dawn Edge, Senior Lecturer & Winston Churchill Fellow - 'Improving dementia care for African Caribbean patients and their families'
- Dr Angie Parker, Research and Delivery Manager, NIHR CRN: Greater Manchester - 'Join dementia research and identifying research priorities in BME communities'
- And Keynote speaker, Professor Nigel Hooper, Director of Dementia Research, University of Manchester - 'Challenges and opportunities for dementia research'