A selection of the tweets which emerged during the 7th UK Dementia Congress held in Brighton, 30 October-1 November 2012
Please note that the tweets below are the opinions of those who posted them and are not endorsed by the Dementia Partnerships.
Like the idea of ‘care & activity workers’ rather than ‘support workers’ #Eachstep
Fab Bupa stand at #dementiacongress great stuff, remember these?
Highlighting the central importance of knowing a persons life story to tailor interventions effectively. So important
A stunned room! Were we ready for genome science research? I think a really interesting angle for #dementiacongress
“Recognising indicators of awareness throughout the dementia journey will help maintain autonomy” inspirational Bob Woods
BobWoods on Kitwood. I’m still here but who have I become? Loss of autonomy.
virtuoso communicator & poster
Wonderful, inspiring work going on but most powerful of all, the words of those living with dementia – the real experts
Thinking about ALL the carers, paid and unpaid supporting people with dementia in own homes, care homes, hospitals, centres
What does “dementia friendly” mean? It’s about inclusion and using people’s assets. Not focusing on deficits.
Making simple models & maps of memories of places & people can be done simply with card and chat
Back from #dementiacongress and back to the business of caring for Mum. Wondering if the 2 worlds collide?
We need to enable people with dementia to connect with communities to maintain wellbeing and quality of life.
Fantastic poster from https://www.beingwithme.co.uk compassionate & mindful approach to care planning
Creativity. Fun. Ladder to the Moon. Helping people with #dementia have a life. Just like you.
Danuta Lipinska signing copies of her book Person-centred Counselling for People with #Dementia
Positive presentation by two GP leads for #dementia about the role of primary care in diagnosis and early support
We must integrate people with dementia not make them part of ghettos – Dr G Allen Power
9,000 GP surgeries have receive Worried about your memory? campaign materials – Anna Dowrick
People with #dementia ARE normal people! Such a simple message but so clear and SO true
Institutions will eat person-centred care for breakfast – Dr G Allen Power on the need for culture change in care
Sign-up your hospital to becoming dementia friendly and join the right care call to action
Over the next year to 18 months we will start to see #dementiafriendly products in UK high street banks
Larry and Cara #rempods
People with dementia may forget but at least give us a chance to be included in conversations – Trevor Jarvis
We want to become one of the world’s first #dementia friendly countries – Norman Lamb
Education isn’t just about knowledge. It’s about attitude change and challenging stigma – Dawn Brooker
The dementia care sector is crying out for disruptive ideas to challenge the status quo – David Sheard
JKP author Paul Edwards talking about @Bradford_BDG culture change project in South London care home
Where did yr last hour go? Can u believe one hour is average length of training a nurse receives on #dementia? – Gill Phillips
Online dementia prevalence calculator, coming to s west england soon
I’m not dying, I’m someone living with dementia – Christopher Devas