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ADS 5th Birthday celebration

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Members of ADS were scattered across the globe during November 2014

ADS staff attended conferences in Washington, Tokyo and New Delhi, while those still in Worcester prepared for the UK Dementia Congress which took place in Brighton on 10th-12th November.

Global Dementia Legacy Event Japan, 05-07 November 2014

As a follow on to the G8 Dementia Summit held in London in December 2013, our own Professor Dawn Brooker was invited to speak at the second legacy event held in Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan. The theme of this legacy event was Prevention and Care, and Professor Brooker spoke about the importance of skilled person-centred care. Professor Brooker’s book on person-centred care was translated into Japanese in 2012 and has been influential.

While at the Summit, Professor Brooker attended an evening reception where she talked with members of the Japanese Dementia Working Group (JDWG). This is the first group in Japan of people living with dementia who have formed into the equivalent of a UK DEEP group to raise awareness and decrease stigma about dementia in Japan.

The reception followed a speech at the Summit by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who said that Japan will work out a new national strategy to boost measures for dealing with dementia, including working together to support the lives of people living with dementia. He also stated that this would include people with dementia being involved in the process of policy making, which Professor Brooker said she considered to be the first big achievement of the JDWG.

Training in Care Homes Reduces Prescription of Harmful Anti-psychotics to People with Dementia by a Third, 03 July 2014

An innovative training programme for care home staff has cut the use of inappropriate anti-psychotic drugs, which double the risk of death in people with dementia, by a third according to research commissioned by Alzheimer’s Society and launched today.

Media Portrayal of Dementia Could be Impacting Those Living with the Illness, says Professor of Psychology Wednesday, 02 July 2014

Representations of dementia in the media could be having a negative impact on those living with the illness, according to a leading psychologist.

University of Worcester to Pilot New Dementia Programme in Droitwich Spa, 27 June 2014

A Worcestershire town has been selected as the UK location to pilot a new project, implemented and evaluated by ADS in partnership with the Alzheimer's Society.

New Report Highlights Importance of Investing in Nurse Leaders to Improve Dementia Care, 20 May 2014

The Royal College of Nursing has published the results of a major year-long programme, which has seen nine NHS trusts develop innovative ways to improve dementia care in hospitals.

Happy Birthday ADS, 14 May 2014

ADS celebrated its 5th anniversary with an event at the University of Worcester Arena.