At the recent conference ‘Dementia - Keeping it in Mind’, organised by Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, SPECAL Practitioners Lynne Kentish and Kay Lynn were invited to raise awareness of our work. Lynne and Kay have both undergone training with the Contented Dementia Trust at Burford. Kay, a practising Community Mental Health Nurse in the North West of England, said, ”There was a lot of interest at our stand. The overriding message coming from the delegates we met was that whilst research and diagnosis are clearly important, there is a significant gap in how conventional services understand and manage dementia in a variety of settings. The SPECAL method effectively fills that gap, and gives professionals and family carers the highly practical skills they need to promote lifelong well being!”
It was a very positive and worthwhile day and special thanks to the lovely lady - a fellow Scot - who doggedly helped to fix our broken display stand. That level of determination will certainly raise the quality of care for those living with dementia!