“The UK Dementia Congress is the largest annual multi‐disciplinary dementia‐focused event and exhibition in the UK”
The largest event is a quantitative measure. But for many of us the Dementia Congress is also a wonderful gathering of friends and new friends – people coming together fired by a common purpose. It was lovely to see so many #dementiachallengers gathered together, many of us getting the opportunity to present at the 2-and-a-bit day event.
We were looking forward to our Early Bird Pecha Kucha presentation to kick off the main conference.
We started with an important debate.
You can link to Andrea Sutcliffe’s’s own blog about it here.
I am hoping to bring an important perspective to this. My 92 year old Mum (a.k.a @Gills_Mum) who has just moved into an Assisted Living Facility, has been chatting about the issue of poor care and the role of the media with her fellow residents. It would be very interesting to know their take on things.
This time last week I published a very hard-hitting and important guest blog by Hilary Marmot. It has struck chords with many people and is very relevant to this debate, finding the precarious line between process and external regulation and trusting people to exercise reasonable common sense. Battling for person-centred, joined up care.
So this week I am taking the opportunity to lighten things up and put together a visual story, reflecting on my personal highlights.
I was very sad that my friend Ken Howard was unable to come to Brighton and I had promised to tell him all about it. Ken, who is living with younger onset dementia, struggles with reading and writing so I found a different medium to share the story and pick out a few bits that I thought Ken would particularly enjoy.
It is built in an App called ‘Steller’ and allows you to flip through pages of visuals. I must ask the Steller people how to find the html code to embed it properly.