Learnings from Alzheimer's Society conference


Earlier this year, Circle Bath's Alice Burman attended the Alzheimer's Society Annual Conference 2017 in London as part of efforts to learn more about the latest research, policy and advocacy.

Professor Sir Malcolm Grant, Chairman, NHS England (pictured above) spoke about the commitments of the NHS to dementia and the delivery of its Five Year Forward View for the health and social care system. We must ensure this plan works for people affected by dementia (including carers), Grant said, thereby helping people to live well and independently.

The conference speakers also covered the opportunities to transform the experience of care through NHS's sustainability and transformation plans –  with a priority to ensure social care, housing and hospital care are joined up.

People with dementia and carers have collaborated in developing new dementia statements: shared visions of a world that people with dementia want going forward. The statements were displayed at the conference (see photo below), outlining good care, research, independence, community and identity.

You can learn more about Dementia too by visiting www.alzheimers.org.uk. Every action counts.