The Ageing and Dementia Research Centre (ADRC) was invited to join the National Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) Innovative Approaches to Dementia Care and Support event on Wednesday 19th April in London. Dr Michelle Heward represented ADRC at the event which provided an opportunity to connect with members of the National DAA and explore innovative approaches to dementia care and support.
The event was as co-chaired by Chris Roberts who lives with dementia, his wife and carer Jayne, and Neil Mapes (CEO of the charity Dementia Adventure). Throughout the event a range of speakers presenting new initiatives including John Craig (CEO of Care City); Dr. Ben Marathappu (Co-founder of the homecare provider Cera); University of Worchester’s peer support centres; SCIE’s augmented reality; and NHS Doncaster CCG innovative approaches to commissioning.
Discussion on the day focused on how these innovations might work in practice, as well as identifying the outcomes for people affected by dementia and their families.