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Shifting Paradigms for Dementia - Workshop 3

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Shifting paradigms for dementia: Involving people living with dementia across research, policy and practice

Wednesday 31stJanuary. 10.00am-5.00pm : The Maitlandfield House Hotel

Workshop 3. Community Empowerment and Dementia: realising the potential of people with dementia in Dementia Friendly East Lothian

The goal of this programme is to ‘shift paradigms’ within dementia, by challenging current thinking and practice through collaboration and the involvement of people with dementia. This seminar series will forge partnerships between people with dementia, communities and universities in order to promote the sustainable development of dementia friendly communities, policy and research.

Embedded within an existing dementia friendly community initiative, the third seminar in this series explores what an assets based community approach to dementia looks like in practice. People living with dementia, carer-partners, academics, service providers and policy makers will come together to explore how lived experience is affected by place and how co-production and co-design lead to innovative and sustainable solutions. It will identify concrete practical changes to implement locally in East Lothian and beyond.


Workshop chaired by: Agnes Houston MBE; Dementia Alumni

Anna Buchanan: Programme Director, Life Changes Trust

10.00-10.05am Welcome to Dementia Friendly East Lothian - Councillor Fiona O’Donnell Preston, Seton & Gosford, Cabinet Spokesperson for Health & Social Care

10.05-11.05am Living with Dementia: our priorities and issues. People living with Dementia attending a DEEP group meeting will report back their priorities and perspectives

Members of Dementia Friendly Empowerment Project & Dementia Friendly East Lothian

11.05-11.15am Comfort and coffee break

11.15-11.45am Social Health and Dementia

Professor Myrra Vernooij-Dassen. Radboud University Medical Centre Nijmegen

11.45-12.15pm Learning from the Netherlands: The Implementation and Evaluation of the Dutch Meeting Centre’s Support Programme in England, Italy and Poland.

Professor Dawn Brooker. Director of the University of Worcester Association for Dementia Studies

12.15-12.35pm Communities and Assets – food for thought.

Cormac Russell. Nurture Development & Asset-Based Community Development Institute, Northwestern University. Chicago

12.35-1.15pm Lunch

1.15-2.45pm Workshop: Building Dementia Friendly Communities

Cormac Russell

The workshop will look at what it means to live well with dementia through the lens of Asset Based Community Development (ABCD), focusing on what's strong, not what's wrong and moving beyond simplistic labels. Thinking about living well with Dementia in the context of a small community of place we will look at the six building blocks of a welcoming community and the practical means of building such a community by discovering, connecting and mobilizing community assets from inside out.

2.45-3.30pm Hopes and plans for the future: messages for the East Lothian Dementia Strategy: Reflections from our Speakers, Co-chairs & Participants

3.30-5.00pm Afternoon Tea, networking, conversation and enjoyment


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