The Ageing & Dementia Research Centre (ADRC)’s Professor Jane Murphy and Joanne Holmes presented their dementia care and nutrition research findings at the National 12th UK Dementia Congress on 8th and 9th November 2017.
The outputs of the research are a toolkit of education and training for nursing and care staff (http://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/nutrition-dementia). To date the research evaluation (using a combination of questionnaire and interviews) has demonstrated highly positive feedback that includes ways to change practice to improve person-centred nutritional care. At the conference there were a wide range of presentations with focus on topics including aspects of training, delivery of care, seldom heard voices, design and technology, human rights aimed at carers and across care homes, hospitals, home care and migrant communities.
Health Education England (HEE) also had a poster presentation that highlighted the work the ADRC have undertaken using DEALTS 2 (Dementia Education And Learning Through Simulation 2) programme as a train the trainer programme to all 13 HEE regions across England.