Round-up of the living well with Dementia conference
16 October 2014
On the afternoon of 16 October, the Dementia Health Integration Team (HIT) held an event at Gloucestershire County Cricket Club in Bristol, highlighting the range of dementia-related work being undertaken in the area. This event was intended for people living with dementia and professionals.
Jan Connett: Cross-generational working Jan co-leads the dementia friendly communities workstream of the Dementia HIT, and is a commissioner in the public health team at Bristol City Council
Dr Colm Owens: Bristol dementia wellbeing service Colm co-leads the transforming care workstream of the Dementia HIT, and is Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Director for Older People's Services at Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Dr Sarah Cullum: introducing the exhibition session Sarah co-led the Dementia HIT, and is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Senior Clinical Lecturer in Social and Community Medicine at University of Bristol and Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership (AWP)
There were 17 exhibitors at the event, allowing attendees to find out more about organisations who support people living with dementia:
Originally we planned to open the event to 200 individuals. However, within a week of advertising the event nearly all 200 tickets had been allocated. We therefore increased the number of delegates to 260, although on the day only 211 individuals attended. Of these, 100 completed our event evaluation form. Dr Jude Hancock produced an evaluation report, reviewing what people thought of the afternoon.