As well as embracing Promoting Excellence the Care Inspectorate has invested in a wide programme of collaborative work to improve awareness of dementia.
This includes raising awareness of the common difficulties that people may encounter and the supports that can be accessed to live well for as long as possible. This is how a new resource to improve continence for people living with dementia and other long term conditions came to be developed.
Care Inspectorate Health Improvement Adviser, Jacqui Dennis and Dementia Consultant, Heather Edwards travelled to the Alzheimer Europe conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia to showcase the new resource Care about continence: Promoting continence for people with dementia and long term conditions.
The theme of the Alzheimer Europe conference in September 2015 was ‘Research and policy into practice’, which is central to the Care Inspectorate’s approach.
Jacqui and Heather presented the care about continence resource in a session to an audience from across the world. They were bowled over by the response which acknowledged that continence care for older people with dementia should be at the forefront of providing good care.
Archie Noone from the Scottish Dementia Working Group was unable to travel to the conference however part of the presentation featured filmed clips of Archie talking about continence and also in his starring role as “Noone…Archie Noone”. In this short video, Archie explains why he wanted to make this James Bond parody about continence and the importance of talking and laughing about it, to take away any embarrassment.
Watch the video