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Past MBCHF meetings

Forum meetings held in 2015

25 November 2015

Una Foye (@unafoye), Mental Health Foundation

Peer support and self help research for people with dementia: Learning, findings and implications

Dr Tushna Vandrevala (@Psych_Tush), Kingston University

Providing end of life care to people with dementia in a care home: Are care home staff at risk of emotional burnout?

Lynne Phair (@lynnephair59), Independent Consultant Nurse and Expert Witness
The Sit & See Observational Tool (and see evaluation summary)

The event was chaired by Kritika Samsi

Vandrevala Foye and Phair 25nov15
Tushna Vandrevala, Una Foye and Lynne Phair at the Forum meeting in November, which drew twenty-nine attendees.

9 September 2015

Simon Pedzisi, Director of Care Services, Nightingale Hammerson: 'Dementia strategy: a person centred care approach'

Anne Topping, Head of Therapy, Nightingale Hammerson: 'Creating good design for people with dementia in a care home'; Choosing the right care home (video)

Linda Briant & Amy Semple (@amysemple76), Health Innovation Network: 'Introducing the Health Innovation Network South London'

Sara Livadeas (@saralivadeas), Strategy Director, The Orders of St John Care Trust: ‘Older People Deserve a Voice. The Orders of St John Voting Campaign’

Thirty-five people attended this meeting, which was chaired by Kritika Samsi. Among those present was Keir Yong, whose research at UCL (see 20 May below) ties in with Anne Topping's work on design in care homes. Namaste care was touched on today: see MBCHF meeting 10 September 2014 for more on this approach. Also at the meeting was Catherine Sackley, Professor of Rehabilitation at King's, lead author of a recent open access article examining the efficacy of OT among stroke survivors in care homes. The article, which reports a cluster randomised controlled trial, was discussed, with the layperson in mind, by Jill Manthorpe on Social Care Elf.

20 May 2015

Keir Yong, Dementia Research Centre, UCL Institute of Neurology: ‘Seeing what they see: Compensating for cortical visual dysfunction in Alzheimer's disease’. (Some slides have been removed for reasons of confidentiality.) And see the UCL project page.

Mark Ivory, Editor, Journal of Dementia Care: 'Dementia Care – the next 5 years’. The Social Care Workforce Research Unit (which hosts the Forum meetings) has published Mark's talk on its blog.

Julia Botsford, Co-editor: 'Dementia, Culture and Ethnicity'. We also heard from Beth Britton and Kauser Ahmed on their experience of being carers of family members who had dementia.

The event was chaired by Jen Wenborn


Around sixty people—including a number of contributors to Dementia, Culture and Ethnicity, which was launched at the meeting—attended the Forum in May. Jill Manthorpe and Jo Moriarty, both of this Unit, authored chapters in the book.

25 February 2015

Rosemary Hurtley (@360Fwd), Director, 360 Forward Ltd.: 'Relationship Activated Care: Delivering Person Centred Outcomes'
Other materials from Rosemary Hurtley: About the Elizabeth Care course; Testimonials about Elizabeth Care: Doc A; Doc B. And see: 'Care home staff need good training, not hidden cameras' (The Guardian, 20 January 2015)

Jenny Dudman, PhD student, City University London: ‘Not just a simple dressing: A practitioner inquiry exploring the complexity in residential care homes and the district nurses’ response’ 

Dr Jennifer Wenborn, University College London: 'Ladder to the Moon Culture Change Studio Engagement Programme: an evaluation' 

The event was chaired by Dr Kritika Samsi


Kritika Samsi (Chair), Jenny Dudman, Rosemary Hurtley, and Jennifer Wenborn

Kritika Samsi, Jenny Dudman, Rosemary Hurtley and Jennifer Wenborn at the meeting in the Franklin-Wilkins Building, which drew forty attendees.



MBCHF meetings in 2014

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