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Hospice Leaders Briefing
March 2019
2019 Dementia Community of Practice Update
There are still spaces available for the Community face to face event on Tuesday, 11 June 2019 at Hospice House!
Book your space here
The next Dementia ECHO will take place on Thursday, 14 March from 2-3:30pm! If you are not registered to the ECHO community of practice and would like to attend, please register below!
Register here

Dear Colleagues,  

It is with great regret that we are saying  good bye to Heather. Heather has been pivotal to keeping us all connected by leading on the bulletins and  supporting our community events. The role is currently being recruited but in the interim, please contact me with any questions or suggestions.

On behalf of us all I want to thank her for  all her energy and commitment and wish her the very best as she returns to the States.


-Marie Cooper

Articles and resources

Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Network, in collaboration with NHS England’s Dementia Policy team and NHS Improvement, has developed the Dementia Commissioning Knowhow supporting commissioners of dementia services.
The resource is intended to support CCGs and STPs endeavouring to improve dementia care services. It covers the dementia pathway and advocates a systematic, standardised approach to enhancing the processes that positively impact effective commissioning of dementia services.

Download it here
Upcoming Events
Dementia Care: Living Well as Dementia Progresses. 
18 March 2019

A new free online course for family carers of people living with dementia.

Our aim is to help carers of people with advancing dementia worldwide to feel prepared and supported towards end of life.  The course is designed for family carers, but health and social care practitioners will also find the course useful to support people with dementia and their families. 

Our three week course will help learners to: understand dementia as a progressive illness; plan for future changes and decisions; meet changing needs to ensure quality of life and comfort; and recognise their own needs and how to seek support.

Our experts (families, practitioners and researchers) share their knowledge and experiences of providing care and support for people with advanced dementia through videos, quizzes, articles, tips, polls and a forum to enable learners to share their views.  This provides an interactive learning experience.

Advanced Nurse Practitioner Julie Young, was a Dementia Nurse Specialist on the SEED project.   

Julie commented:

“Taking part in the course can enhance and clarify understanding of dementia and its’ progression.  It recognises and highlights the impact of advanced dementia for the person and the carer and issues that people can find difficult to discuss with in families and with the person with dementia.   The course offers advice on decision making and how it is helpful to plan ahead, and which professionals and organisations may be helpful with regard to this “

For further information please contact Dr Marie Poole at Newcastle University


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International Conference on Palliative Dementia Care
8-10 May 2019

Please take note of the important dates for the conference which are listed below:
  • Call for abstracts: Now open!
  • Registration opens: 19th November 2019
  • Early bird registration ends: 20th March 2019
Register here

Alzheimer's Society Annual Conference
21 – 22 May 2019

Alzheimer’s Society Annual Conference is a must attend event for anyone working in health and social care, local and national government, policy and research.
For more information
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