Ageing, Dementia and Promoting Access to Care

MICRA Seminar
Ageing, Dementia and Promoting Access to Care
Monday 4 November 2013
2.00pm-4.00pm, Free networking lunch from 1.00pm,
G306B, Jean McFarlane Building, the University of Manchester M13 9PL

Speakers:
Emma Ferguson-Coleman (School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Manchester)
Dr Paul Clarkson (School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Manchester)
Mark Perry (Development Worker , Stockport Dementia Care Training and EDUCATE)
Chair: Professor Chris Phillipson (Sociology and Social Gerontology, University of Manchester)
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 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.

To find out more see our website  www.manchester.ac.uk/micra
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