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The RSAS is looking for dementia carers

The RSAS is creating a National Dementia Carers Centre and is in the process of designing and piloting some innovative residential programmes for carers. They need carers to help with some market research and then later in the year and during 2018/19 to attend their programmes. Each programme runs for three consecutive days ( 2 nights away from home). The programmes are free at this stage, so all accommodation and food is paid for in addition of course to the actual attendance at the programme. The Association for Dementia Studies will be collaborating to design a robust evaluation of the pilot programmes.

Do you know of any individual carers or ready-formed carers groups who might be interested in helping with the market research and/or with piloting the programmes? If so, please contact Hazel May, Dementia Carers Services Lead for the Royal Surgical Aid Society.           

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In this article, Professor Dawn Brooker writes for us on the challenges and achievements of 30 years of dementia care. What has changed and what still remains to be done?

Events

2018-18 Masterclass and Workshop series - designed to address current issues in providing exemplary dementia care

Each 1-day event will run from 10:00 to 16:00 with registration from 9:30. Lunch & refreshments will be provided. The cost will be £150 with an early bird rate of £125 for bookings made up to 6 weeks in advance.

Each Half-day event will run from 10:00 to 13:00 with registration from 9:30. Refreshments will be provided. The cost will be £80 with an early bird rate of £65 for bookings made up to 6 weeks in advance.

More information on the content of each event and the learning outcomes can be found here: www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-masterclasses.html

Certificates of attendance will be provided. 

One day Masterclasses

End of Life in Dementia Care 7 December 2017

Supporting People living with Dementia and Frailty 18 January 2018

Truth-telling, best interests and risk in dementia care: Applying the Mental Capacity Act to real life 26 March 2018

Dementia and Pain – Underdiagnosed and undertreated 9 May 2018 

Intimacy and Sexuality in the context of people living with dementia in a care setting 3 July 2018

One day Workshops

Person Centred Care and Dementia 23 November 2017

Dementia Friendly Design 20 April 2018

Half day workshop

Music and Dementia 20 June 2018

TO BOOK YOUR PLACE

Each event can be booked online here.

If you have any questions or require further information ahead of that please email dementia@worc.ac.uk 

To commission the delivery of one of more of the Masterclasses and/or Workshops to a group of your staff at alocation of your choice this too can bearranged please email dementia@worc.ac.uk 

For more information about a number of events planned for the next few months please see the Seminars and Conferences page. 

Job Vacancies

None at present