Dementia care experts gather in Hooton to share knowledge as part of Dementia Action Week

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A GROUP of dementia care experts met in Hooton this week as part of Dementia Action Week to share knowledge and consider ways to improve patient service.

A dozen Admiral’s Nurses and Memory Assessment Nurses from Wirral and Cheshire attended the event, which was held at the Waterworks Lane Meeting Center in Hooton.

This was the first in a series of semi-annual meetings organized by Dementia Resource Community.

Guest speakers included Northampton University Dementia Specialist Dr Alison Ward, Consultant Nurse Admiral Rachel Thompson, Lewy Body Dementia Expert, Dr Karen Harrison-Dening, Head of Research and publications for Dementia UK and NMR Senior Nursing Admiral Anne Calvert.

The event was organized by Nurse Admiral Cathrina Moore, who founded Dementia Resource Community, a non-profit affiliate of Chapel House Care in Puddington, to improve the lives of dementia patients in Wirral and Cheshire.

The Chapel House DRC works with Dementia UK to provide Admiral Nurses to a number of key partner organizations in Wirral and Cheshire.

Admiral Nurses are registered nurses with significant experience working with people with dementia. They help people with dementia stay at home longer and work in other care settings, including care homes.

Cathrina said, “The goal of Dementia Resource Community is to make a difference for people living with a diagnosis of dementia and to provide the practical advice families need.

“It was the first time we could meet and I was thrilled that so many dementia experts from across the country came to our inaugural meeting.

“As well as sharing excellence and improving knowledge, it was an opportunity to review developments in dementia care delivery and discuss our ideas for how the service could be developed.

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