Work Programme 5 recently participated in the British Society of Gerontology conference in Manchester, which was attended by researchers and interested audiences alike from all over the world took as its theme “Ageing in an unequal world: Shaping environments for the 21st Century”. Dr Faraz Ahmed and Dr Hazel Morbey presented the DEMTRAIN work at the symposium, which highlighted “the role of co-research in the development of a hospital organisational and staff survey exploring dementia training in acute hospitals”. Faraz also presented the work on the main theory underpinning the DEMTRAIN study, which is exploring the impact of dementia training in hospital setting in a presentation titled “Developing an initial programme theory for dementia training in hospitals: An experiential and consultations review exercise”. This presentation highlighted the barriers and facilitators to dementia training in hospitals.
Dr Siobhan Reilly and Dr Faraz Ahmed from the Neighbourhoods & Dementia Work Programme 5 at Lancaster presented preliminary findings on their organisational survey of dementia training in acute hospitals across England at the Alzheimer’s Europe Conference in Berlin (2-4 October 2017). This was also a great opportunity to build on developing an international profile and presence of their study. The next stage involves surveying staff members at 24 acute NHS hospitals in the New Year. The research team wish to thank Garstang Memory Café for their involvement through consultation, to help develop the staff survey tool. Please contact Faraz Ahmed (email@example.com ) for more information.
The Neighbourhoods & Dementia team at Lancaster was invited to promote two of their projects at the 2017 Town and Gown event on 7 September in Lancaster Town Hall.