Students Present At Dementia Conference

 

Scott College was invited to attend the Plymouth International Dementia Conference 2018 attended by more than 400 delegates.

The event took place at Plymouth Guildhall on Friday 4 May 2018 and speakers included Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive of the Alzheimer’s Society, UK, Takehito Tokuda, President of Smart Aging Ltd, presenting with co-workers in Dementia from Japan and Dr Alexis Kirke, University of Plymouth, who introduced a screening of A Boat, a short fictional film addressing age and symptom clichés around dementia which will be launched at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

“This inspirational, innovative and unique conference drew on arts and social science, and offered a global perspective on the latest projects helping and empowering people with dementia,” said Mrs Carlson, Health and Social Care teacher.

“Our students presented a workshop – Dementia in Education – to 100 delegates including student visitors from China.

“This included previous project work and they also spoke about their placements within Derriford Hospital, Age UK and at local primary schools.”

Students were also privileged to meeting the CEO of the Alzheimer’s Society Jeremy Hughes.

“The students were amazing and totally engaged in the day, listening to the presentations as well as sharing their experiences to a diverse audience of people,” said Mrs Carlson.

“This work is so important as it continues to educate our young people about dementia and encourages them to be part of a friendly community.”

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