International Conference on
Palliative Dementia Care, Belfast,
8th – 10th May 2019
Sponsors & Exhibitors
Radius has a social housing presence in all 11 council areas, serviced by a regional office network spanning Belfast, Holywood, Ballymena, Newry and Londonderry.
Playlist for Life is a music and dementia charity. Our aim is for everyone with dementia to have a unique, personal playlist – all the tunes that are most deeply attached to your memories and emotions, gathered together in one place – the soundtrack of your life.
More than 20 years of scientific research shows that listening to a personal playlist can make living with dementia easier and happier.
All Ireland Institute of Hospice & Palliative Care (AIIHPC) is a leading organisation with national and international influence driving excellence in palliative care. AIIHPC is a collaborative of 26 partner organisations including hospices, health and social care organisations, universities and charities on the island of Ireland. AIIHPC advances education, research and practice to improve the palliative care experience of people with life limiting conditions and their families.
Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity. We are here for anyone affected by dementia – wherever they are, whatever they’re going through. Everything we do is informed and inspired by them. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.
Right now we have 51 dogs/puppies working throughout Northern Ireland and a further 8 dogs to place.
Assistance Dogs Northern Ireland (ADNI) ‘Train Dogs to Transform Lives’ and this project is for children with Autism and full-time wheelchair users up to the age of 12 years old. Our dogs provide safety, independence, companionship for the individual. Whilst reducing stress levels for parents/ guardians.
Our biggest challenge has been sourcing volunteer foster carers of our ADNI puppies. This role requires a 24/7 commitment to care for and train the puppy which could be up 18 months for a wheel chair user. Then when the training is finished hand the dog back for placement with a family. We at ADNI would like to thank all our volunteers. We really appreciate all your hard work.
Our aim is to continue providing assistance dogs not only for autism, full-time wheelchair users, but for hospices, courts, prisons and schools.
Clare McComish: Arts Care Artist in Residence, N.I. Hospice
Arts Care Northern Ireland (NI) founded 199 is a unique World Leading Arts and Health Charity Partnering with all NI Health, Social Care Trusts and Northern Ireland Hospice.
Arts Care engages 19 Artists-in-Residence, Clown-Doctors Team, multi-skilled Project Artists facilitating/coordinating creative engagement and performances. Belief in Benefits of Creativity to Well-Being, Arts Care makes all art forms accessible to all citizens within health, social care; outreaching to wider communities across urban/rural disadvantaged and remote areas.
The Commissioner is an independent champion for older people, who safeguards and promotes their interests.
Eddie Lynch was appointed as Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland in June 2016. The role of Commissioner for Older People was established under the Commissioner for Older People Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 which was enacted by the Northern Ireland Assembly on 25 January 2011.
The Commissioner’s office (COPNI) is set up as a non-departmental public body. Both the Commissioner and his office are sponsored by the Department for Communities but are operationally independent.”
Hospice UK is the national charity for hospice and palliative care. We work to ensure all adults and children living with a terminal or life-shortening illness receive the care and support they need, when they need it.
We believe that everyone, no matter who they are, where they are or why they are ill, should receive the best possible care at the end of their life. Our mission is to transform the way society cares for the dying and those around them.
HSCNI are developing My care record to enable patients and patient representatives to have access to some information that is held within their NIECR (Northern Ireland Electronic Care Record). Patients can provide their consent to enable representatives to see the content available on my care record. The first group of users targeted for enrolment are patients with a diagnosis of Dementia. It is hoped that my care record will be made available to other patient cohorts in the near future.
This application has been established to provide support for patients to assist them in the self-management of care, information management and easier transactions with their clinicians.
Phase 1 (Available now)
- Health Library ( materials relating to their condition)
- Shared Files
- Circle of Care( details of individual involved in their care)
Phase 2 Available August 2019
- Goals ( individual agreed targets)
- Documents( eg discharge letters)
Phase 3 Available October 2019
- Medications( what to take , when, and for how long)
Laboratory Results( e.g. blood results)
Life & Time is a charity which aims to provide a responsive End of Life Care service for Adults between the hours of 11pm and 8am to the Warrenpoint, Burren, and Rostrevor community, regardless of underlying condition.
This service offers support to patients and their families at home during the end stages of life by means of an on-call rota of nurses (residing in the local community) who can provide rapid access to symptom control and support.
Lenny White is the UK and Irelands first dementia friendly barber offering a pop up barber shop for men in who find it difficult or impossible to get to the barber shop anymore.
Moorings Mediquip UK Ltd are a leading supplier to the healthcare industry in UK and Ireland.
The Company is the exclusive distributor in the UK and Ireland for a large range of products – depending on location it includes Seating, Sensory Equipment, Walkers and Standers, Trikes, Buggies, Wheelchairs and Sleep Systems.
With over 2500 students, the Queen’s School of Nursing & Midwifery is in the ‘Global Top Fifty’ in the 2018 QS World University Rankings. The school offers a range of courses for registered nurses and midwives, and is the largest provider of pre-registration nursing and midwifery courses in Northern Ireland.
The School has internationally recognised research expertise in Maternal and Child Health and Chronic Illness and Palliative Care, and developing expertise in Education and Practice.
DR.VR is a virtual reality distraction therapy solution to support pain relief, anxiety/stress and improving the patient experience. An out of the box solution, it has been designed to be simple and straightforward to implement even for those with no previous virtual reality experience. DR.VR can be applied pre-treatment, during or post-treatment and collects data on the efficacy of each use. It is in active use at a number of healthcare sites throughout the UK supporting patients in a palliative care setting. Closed loop, all content is created and managed by Rescape to effectively and safely engage patients across the spectrum.
We are a university with a national and international reputation for excellence, innovation and regional engagement, making a major contribution to the economic, social and cultural development of Northern Ireland.
Our core business activities are teaching and learning, widening access to education, research and innovation and technology and knowledge transfer. Nursing at Ulster University is ranked 33rd in the World and 6th in UK (QS World Rankings 2018). With our innovative teaching and vibrant research culture, Ulster University is the best place to study nursing.
Ulster University’s international reputation for research excellence has received worldwide recognition. International experts have judged Ulster University as being in the top 25% of UK universities for world-leading research based on research power, and 72% of our research activity is judged to be world-leading and internationally excellent.
The Institute of Nurisng and Health Research at Ulster University has confirmed its place as an international centre of excellence in nursing and health research in the United Kingdom. The 2014 REF results show that 96% of our research was judged to be of international excellence or world leading.
COUNTDOWN TO ICPDC