AcTo Dementia researchers Phil Joddrell and Professor Arlene Astell attended the UK Dementia Congress in Brighton last week.
Phil presented an overview of the project in a session on technology and the arts in dementia care, whilst Arlene discussed this work, as well as many other experiences from her career, in the plenary Tom Kitwood Memorial Address, titled ‘Innovating in long-term care: the triumphs and challenges of trying to change practice’. Arlene also contributed as a panel member for the opening debate, ‘Should we welcome a future of robots, avatars and digital technology in dementia care?’, and presented a workshop on Adaptive Interaction.
This was the 11th UK Dementia Congress which is an annual event organised by the Journal of Dementia Care, and incorporates the National Dementia Care Awards supported by the Alzheimer’s Society.
From the official congress website:
The 11th UK Dementia Congress is the largest annual multi-disciplinary dementia-focused event and exhibition in the UK and is the best opportunity for professionals to learn from and be inspired by others’ experience, make connections and build bridges towards best practice in their own localities.