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Experts Brought Together at Major Dementia Conference

March 21, 2011 11:59 AM

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Experts Brought Together at Major Dementia Conference

A major conference on dementia organised by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) is to be held on 24 March 2011 in Glasgow City Chambers.

The Dementia Convention: ‘Doing Things Differently Together’ will bring together specialists from across NHSGGC and key partners from local authorities, the voluntary sector and private providers to examine dementia care.

The event will focus on recognising and promoting examples of good practice in existing care, whilst also identifying opportunities for further development.

Jill Carson, NHSGGC’s Planning Manager for Older People's Mental Health Services, said: “We know there is excellent work going on right now to support people with dementia and their carers however this conference provides an exciting opportunity to identify what more we can achieve through working together across all sectors and agencies involved in dementia care.”

The aim of the conference is to develop an agreed Action Plan to support service improvements for people with dementia and their carers.

Among the speakers attending the conference will be chief executive Henry Simmons from Alzheimer Scotland and the Duchess of Hamilton, whose husband the Duke of Hamilton, was diagnosed with dementia in 2005. Following his untimely death last year, the Duchess has continued to support Alzheimer Scotland.

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For more information contact the NHSGGC press office tel: 0141 201 4429 or email: [email protected]


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