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Edinburgh FAITH IN OLDER PEOPLE AND METHODIST HOMES JOINT CONFERENCE
23rd November 2016 @ 9:45 am - 5:00 pm
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.
10.15am WELCOME – Rev Dr Keith Albans MHA and Maureen O’Neill, Faith in Older People
10.30am Scottish Government Minister (TBC)
10.45am Drawing the threads together of spirituality, dementia and culture
Rev Adjunct Professor Elizabeth Mackinlay, Charles Sturt University, Australia
11.15am Coffee break
11.30am The Ageing Journey – perspectives from different faiths
Rev Dr Keith Albans, Methodist Homes
Naved Siddiqi, Consultant Woolf Institute, Cambridge
Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, New North London Synagogue
Followed by discussion
2.00pm Dementia Friendly Faith Communities
Professor Mary Marshall, Hammond Care and Faith in Older People Board Member
Jenny Henderson, Consultant and Faith in Older People Associate
2.30pm Roundtable discussions on developing dementia friendly faith communities
3.30pm Feedback and Plenary discussion
Some concessionary places available on application.
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