FAITH IN OLDER PEOPLE AND METHODIST HOMES JOINT CONFERENCE CULTURAL DIVERSITY, FAITH AND DEMENTIA
A critical examination of the place of religious faith in supporting the well-being of people with dementia
Wednesday, 23rd November 2016: Roxburghe Hotel, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh
Registration fee £95 includes coffees/lunch
This UK wide conference provides the opportunity to consider the issues around ageing, cultures and faith from different religious and non-faith based perspectives. The conference, jointly organised by Faith in Older People (FiOP) and Methodist Homes, builds on the work of both organisations and others to highlight the needs of older people who are experiencing dementia and those who care for them.
FiOP is working collaboratively to develop guidance for Dementia Friendly Faith Communities and will be highlighting this development at the Conference with an opportunity to discuss and share the ways in which it could be implemented and further developed.
This is just the beginning and there is much to do to make a reality of the ideas to ensure the inclusion of older people with dementia so that they can continue to sustain a faith which has been a cornerstone of their lives and which will contribute to their resilience.