The Bromley Dementia Action Alliance (supported by the Bromley Dementia Support Hub) is holding its second annual meeting on Tuesday 17th October 2017, showcasing recent innovations in dementia support and how Bromley is becoming a dementia-friendly community.
This free event is for family dementia carers and professionals and will be attended by the Mayor of Bromley, Cllr Kathy Bance MBE and guest speakers from the Bromley NHS Clinical Commissioning Group, local Metropolitan Police, Alzheimer’s Society, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust and Mytime Active. Topics covered will include how assistive technologies can help people with dementia to live well, how they can stay safe in their own homes and local community and how local services are supporting people with dementia who live in care homes, when they have to go into hospital.
As well as finding out about local dementia support services available at information stalls, people attending the event will also hear from a family carer, Lorraine McGlone, who cared for her husband with dementia. After his recent presentation to the United Nations (UN) Committee on Rights of Persons with Disabilities, dementia ambassador and speaker, Keith Oliver, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at 55 years old, will also be speaking about his experience of living well with dementia.
The Innovation in Dementia event will take place on Tuesday 17th October 2017, 10am to 3pm at the Great Hall, Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley BR1 3UH. There is no need to book a place at this free event – just turn up on the day.
10am – 1pm
Bromley Dementia Action Alliance
Bromley Dementia Support Hub
Lorraine McGlone – Carer
Keith Oliver – Dementia Ambassador living with dementia
Local service information stalls
Metropolitan Police – Phyllis Rooney
Alzheimer’s Society – Richard Patel
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
2 – 3pm
Bromley NHS CCG – Dr Angela Bhan
Care home and Sutton Ambulance professionals.
If you do have any queries about the event, please contact Nikki Fishman at the Bromley Dementia Support Hub (020 8315 1885, firstname.lastname@example.org).