|Prof Gail Mountain|
Tuesday, 21 July 2015
Prof Gail Mountain presents work on Post diagnostic support by Memory Services across Yorkshire and Humber at the ‘Ahead of the Game in Dementia’ event
Prof Gail Mountain and Olubukola Otesile (University of Sheffield) attended an event organised by the Yorkshire and the Humber Strategic Clinical Networks in Leeds on the 25th of June 2015. This event was titled ‘Ahead of the game in dementia’ and was aimed at providing an opportunity to share good practice in dementia care across Yorkshire and the Humber. This event attracted over 200 delegates from the CCGs, Councils, NHS trusts, Universities, other statutory agencies and voluntary organisations.
Prof Mountain’s presentation was around the provision of psychosocial interventions in post dementia diagnosis which showcased results from an audit of memory services giving a snapshot of the interventions being provided and planned across the region as well as a range of evidence based interventions for people with dementia and their carers from literature.
There were other workshops covering: education and training, Carer support, Dementia friendly communities, Accessing peer support, Improving the whole patient pathway and End of life care.
The highlight of the day was hearing personal everyday experiences of a person diagnosed with dementia and a carer.
Written by Olubukola Otesile