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Job Vacancy

This great job opportunity within the Association for Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester is now open for applications via the University of Worcester on-line process with a closing date of July 5th. 

The post title is the Dementia Carers Count Professor of Family Care. Dementia Carers Count is the new branding for RSAS which reflects the organisation’s mission and purpose to support family carers of people with dementia. The advert flier gives you all the relevant information. 

If you or anyone you know is interested in this post then Professor Dawn Brooker will be happy to have an informal conversation about it. An appointment to speak to her can be made via her secretary Zuleika Sankey z.sankey@worc.ac.uk 

Karen Hope has been appointed by DCC to assist with recruitment. She can also talk to prospective candidates and provide more information about Dementia Carers Count. To arrange to talk to Karen please email karen@heds.co.uk 

Could you also please forward it to anyone who you think would be interested and circulate it through relevant networks. 

The Hennell Award 2018

Each year we hold a ‘competition’ for the Hennell Award which is funded by June Hennell MBE. It is open to anyone who has attended one of our courses and goes on to implement a positive change for people living with dementia. The link to the website is below along with a short summary. People can self-nominate or have someone nominate them.

The nomination form needs to be completed, please use sufficient detail so that the judges can make an assessment of the type of initiative, its impact on people living with dementia and whether the initiative is replicable elsewhere. Please also provide supporting information and evidence (e.g. written testimonials from other professionals and family members, copies of paperwork they have modified, specific examples of the work they have done, photographs of improved environments, resources and activities, etc.

https://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/the-hennell-award.html

Events

European Congress of Adapted Physical Activity 2018 - University of Worcester Arena

EUCAPA in Worcester, 3-5 July 2018

The Association for Dementia Studies is pleased to be working with the organising committee for European Congress of Adapted Physical Activity (EUCAPA) 2018 to include an afternoon symposium on “Physical activity, sport and dementia” on day 3 of the conference. Non-EUCAPA members are welcome to book for day 3 which has a Health and rehabilitation focus. The symposium include talks on leisure resources for people living with dementia and their families, sports-based reminiscence and physical activity for people living with dementia. Please download the symposium flyer or visit the EUCAPA website for more information and booking. A full symposium programme will be available to download shortly.

2018 DAVID JOLLEY LECTURE – Wednesday 18th July 2018

University of Worcester Arena, Hylton Road, Worcester, WR2 5JN 

CLAIRE HILTON: The Story of Barbara Robb - Her campaign, and how she set in motion improvements in mental health and older people's services, and influenced the NHS more broadly 

16:00 (registration & refreshments); Lecture: 16:30 to 17:15 followed by discussion to 17:45 

To book a free place please use the online booking system at: https://davidjolleylecture18july2018.eventbrite.co.uk 

To see further information here 

TAnDem Conference 2018: The Arts and Dementia: Impact and Implementation

Thursday 20th September 2018 at Jubilee Conference Centre, Triumph Road, Nottingham, NG8 1DH

Cost: £75

Artists, service users, carers and academics will come together to discuss the arts as a medium for leisure, care and learning in dementia. TAnDem researchers will look at how the arts can best be accessed by people living with dementia and at what approaches to evaluation are most suitable. Guest speakers will explore the wider context for the arts and dementia in the UK.

To book your place go to

Further information is here

ADS MASTERCLASS AND WORKSHOP SERIES

Just a reminder that the last 3 of our 2017-18 series of masterclasses and workshops are coming up soon and we would encourage you to book your places soon.

Person centred care - 12 June:  CANCELLED       

Music and dementia - 20 June:

Combining contextual information, demonstrations, and useful suggestions, this workshop will provide practitioners and carers with a better understanding of the practical ways that music can be successfully utilised for improving the wellbeing of both people who are living with dementia, and those who support them. 

Supporting people with dementia who also experience pain - 27 June:rescheduled from 9 May

This Masterclass will equip you with knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to improve care within your organisation. The teaching will use a variety of methods. The approach is of interactive and inclusive learning to enable you to:  

• Recognise the significance of pain and the barriers to effective pain management  

• Understand the importance of assessment and the range of assessment tools available  

• Appreciate and apply strategies for effective pain management 

We have had fantastic feedback from the participants on the masterclasses and workshops we have already held and we will be planning the 2018/19 dates shortly. 

Please forward onto others you think will be interested in this information 

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 Vacancy

This great job opportunity within the Association for Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester is now open for applications via the University of Worcester on-line process with a closing date of July 5th.

The post title is the Dementia Carers Count Professor of Family Care. Dementia Carers Count is the new branding for RSAS which reflects the organisation’s mission and purpose to support family carers of people with dementia. The advert flier gives you all the relevant information.

If you or anyone you know is interested in this post then Professor Dawn Brooker will be happy to have an informal conversation about it. An appointment to speak to her can be made via her secretary Zuleika Sankey  z.sankey@worc.ac.uk

Karen Hope has been appointed by DCC to assist with recruitment. She can also talk to prospective candidates and provide more information about Dementia Carers Count. To arrange to talk to Karen please email karen@heds.co.uk

Could you also please forward it to anyone who you think would be interested and circulate it through relevant networks.