The Institute of Ageing and Health works alongside other organisations to raise issues facing older people in our society. This year we are supporting the Royal College of Nursing’s Local Learning Event Programme in the West Midlands to help educate nursing staff around this important agenda. Click here for the programme of events.
Our mission is to bring health and social care professionals the most up to date information about issues affecting older people, so we are pleased to announce that we will be holding the following educational events during 2017.
The Trustees invite you to hold the following dates in your diary:
Friday 31 March 2017
Friday 28 July 2017
- Annual Institute of Ageing & Health Conference:
Friday 17 November 2017
The Masterclasses will provide a policy and professional overview of key issues affecting older people and will also have a practical element incorporated into the session so as you can think about how to take the learning back into your workplace.
Please watch this space - further details about the events will be posted as they are confirmed.
Cluttered ward layouts and poor signage in hospitals and care homes were cited as the top reasons for causing confusion and distress in people with dementia in research conducted by the King’s Fund.
Replacing reflective sanitary ware (toilets, basins etc.) and surfaces, and installing clearer signage using distinctive colours and pictures, has been shown to help dementia patients manage their condition better by helping to reduce confusion and agitation.