Monday 22 October 2018
Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
6 CPD Points
Dementia is a common, chronic, irreversible condition that predominantly affects older people, intefering with the patient’s cognitive functions, social interactions and behaviour.
Although our understanding of its basic pathophysiology has significantly increased over the past few years, dementia remains essentially incurable. It is not rapidly fatal and many patients survive several years after the diagnosis is made. During this time the patients’ cognitive functions slowly deteriorate and the patient becomes difficult to manage.
In the absence of effective medication to treat dementia, relatives and caregivers have to adjust and be prepared to meet an increasing burden of care for the patient. With no option but to witness the gradual deterioration of their loved one, this exerts a tremendous psycho-social, as well as economic burden on the patient, relatives, caregivers and the community.
This event is perfect for clinicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals providing care to patients with dementia, and administrators of nursing homes and similar institutions where patients with dementia are admitted.
Relatives of patients with dementia will also find the academic programme useful; to better understand and appreciate the impact of the dementia on their loved ones’ impaired cognitive functions and aberrant behaviour. This understanding will provide caregivers the means of avoiding some aberrant behaviours.
Registration, tea and coffee
Introduction and welcome
Professor Ronald Hamdy, President, Geriatric & Gerontology Section, The Royal Society of Medicine
Chair: Professor Ronald Hamdy, President, Geriatric & Gerontology Section, Royal Society of Medicine
The many faces of dementia
Professor Ronald Hamdy
Pharmacologic management of dementia: Medication to discontinue and medication to prescribe
Professor Robert Howard, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, University College London
Reframing dementia Care in hospitals
Ms Jo James, Lead Nurse, Dementia, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Tea and coffee break
Is managing their behaviour or responding to the needs of patients with dementia the best way to intervene?
Professor Graham Stokes, Director of Memory Care Services, HC-One
Dementia, loneliness, depression and suicide
Professor Jill Manthorpe, King's College London
Dedicated dementia clinics and telecare clinics
Dr Kevin Doughty, Visiting Professor in Digital Transformation of Care Services, University of Cumbria
Screening for dementia: Preventing cognitive decline
Dr Stephen Orleans-Foli, Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Lead, West London Mental Health NHS Trust
Care management supporting families affected by dementia
Dr Karen Harrison Dening, Head of Research and Publications, Dementia UK (Admiral Nursing)
Pain and distress in people with dementia towards the end of life: Challenges and potential solutions
Dr Nathan Davies, Senior Research Fellow, University College London and Dr Liz Sampson, Clinical Reader, University College London and North Middlesex University Hospital
Tea and coffee break
The impact of spirituality and religion on the care of patients with dementia
Mr Conrad C. Daly and Reverend Canon Alistair Macdonald-Radcliff
Close of meeting
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