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9th November 2012

Free dementia care conference to take place in Swansea: December 5

A free conference on caring for people with dementia is being held in Swansea on December 5.

The event, to be held at the city's Liberty Stadium, is aimed at providers of residential and nursing care in Wales. Keynote speakers include David Sheard (Dementia Care Matters) and David Francis (CSSIW) who will also address changes to the structure of care home registration.

  • Scroll down for the conference programme

It is being co-hosted by Care Forum Wales and the 1,000+ Lives Programme - the national improvement programme to support organisations and individuals delivering the highest quality healthcare for the people of Wales.

There will be workshops and speakers and the event should be of particular use to:

  • Health Board medicines management leads and teams
  • Clinical leads and local teams delivering Dementia Care Target 3
  • Local CSSIW Reps e.g. regulatory managers / inspectors & team leaders
  • Care home liaison nurses & CMHT managers
  • Community & care home pharmacists
  • Dementia co-ordinators

  • Please book via or fax to 01443 233334. For further information please contact or 07866 679064.
  • Programme outline

09.30                Registration & Coffee & exhibition stands

10.00 Welcome & introduction

Dr Les Rudd, Programme Manager Mental Health Targets, NLIAH 

Steven Ford, Care Forum Wales

 10.15    Learning from the 1000+Lives target & appropriate use of anti-psychotics in dementia care

Rhiannon Davies, Medicines Management Programme Support, Powys LHB

 10.30    Implementing ‘mattering’ (not drugs) works in a dementia care home

David Sheard – Dementia Care Matters

11.00    Plenary discussion

11.15    Alternative approaches to behaviour that challenges

Prof Bob Woods, Bangor Univ, BCUHB 

11.45                Tea/coffee

12.15    Parallel workshops – learning with service improvement tools

1. Mountains Care Home, Brecon, Making it Happen Jane, Stephanie, Deb, Rhi

2. Understanding Behaviour that Challenges, Bob Woods

3. Responding to challenging behaviour – an individualised approach

Dr Mike Bird, Bangor Univ 

4. Dementia awareness training resources - Kerry MacDonald, BCUHB & Karyn Davies, ABMHB

5. Gold standards for GP’s – getting their support & ownership Dr Alison Niesser  

6. David Sheard workshop (morning only)

1.15                  Lunch& exhibition stands

01.45    Regulating for better outcomes in dementia: What inspectors will be looking for:- David Francis, CSSIW.

Plenary Q/A

2.15    Parallel workshops 1-5 repeated   

03.15 What can I do next? Action Planning – Next steps 

Accessing the resources & web-ex. Planning for spread 

03.45   Close

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