The Dementia Carer Voices team was honoured to be represented at NHS Education for Scotland’s Promoting Excellence event by Irene Oldfather, Programme Director, and Graeme Morrison, Prescription for Excellence Inclusion Officer. The event, titled ‘Shifting the Paradigm in Dementia Care and Support’, was held at the Beardmore Hotel, Clydebank, on 2 December 2014, and was aimed at educators, students and third sector representatives.
The day was made up of key note addresses, discussions, and workshop sessions. In the morning Graeme attended a workshop delivered by members of the Scottish Dementia Working Group, which showcased the meaningful involvement of people with dementia in the education of health and social services workers. Irene Oldfather further explored this theme of ‘Listening to the experts’ in one of the afternoon sessions, speaking about the key role that people living with dementia, and those affected by it, play in driving improvements.
Graeme attended the ‘Make a difference’ stand between sessions, distributing literature and explaining the story behind the campaign. Thank you to all who took time to visit the stand, and especially those who took time to pledge to make a difference to the experiences of people with dementia and their carers.
A big thank you is extended to Susanne Forrest, NHS Education for Scotland, for the invite.
I pledge to be more aware of the carers and taking the time to ask about the carers and how they are managing, signposting them to aids wherever possible – Max Lim
I pledge to always take time to ensure the person and their carers have understood – Elizabeth Morrison
My pledge is to always treat dementia sufferers with the respect and dignity they deserve – Nicole Henderson
I pledge to have a clearer idea of how to implement carers rights/the core principles and the carers strategy into my social work practice – Kirsty McKinna
I will spread the word about EPIC and encourage use of the module (After completing it myself) – Julie Smith
Thank you Team Dementia Carer Voices 🙂