Three Hour Video: Alzheimer’s Disease Forum

November 16, 2018

Bermuda College hosted their Alzheimer’s Disease forum yesterday evening [Nov 15] with the Dementia Training Company sharing their knowledge, experiences and ideas to help those affected by dementia in Bermuda to live well.

Those in attendance included nurses, nursing assistants, Emergency Medical Technicians [EMTs], key stakeholders in nursing education including representatives from the Bermuda Hospitals Board, nurse dducators, Bermuda College Nurse Graduates, Lecturers from EMT Programme, Nursing Assistant Programmes, Bermuda College Counsellor, and the Programme Coordinator from Bermuda College’s Professional and Career Education [P.A.C.E.].

Bermuda College Health care students including nursing students, EMT students, and nursing assistant students which included adult part time and Career Pathways from the High Schools; Berkeley and CedarBridge. Organizations represented included Bermuda Hospitals Board: KEMH & Mid Atlantic Wellness Institute [MWI], Matilda Smith Williams Nursing Home, Lefroy House, Department of Health, and Westmeath Nursing and Residential Home.

The 3-hour live video replay is below:

A spokesperson previously said, “The Dementia Training Company was created in 2011 and is based on the Isle of Wight. The company delivers training and consultation services to organisations which provide care and support for people affected by dementia in Southampton, Hampshire & the Isle of Wight and further afield.

“The Company Directors, Sarah Mould and Tim Forester Morgan have, between them, over 50 years’ experience of working in the field of dementia care.

“This will be the Dementia Training Company’s fourth visit to Bermuda at the request of the charity ‘Action on Alzheimer’s & Dementia’ [AAD] which was established by Elizabeth Stewart. Elizabeth recognised the dire need for help and resources for those living with dementia after her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at age 67 and died 11 years later.

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“Elizabeth founded AAD as a registered charity in 2012. Her hope for the organisation is not only to provide valuable information, resources and advocacy, but also to motivate and inspire the community to improve the lives of people living with dementia in Bermuda.

“Elizabeth is a Portsmouth University graduate so working alongside Sarah and Tim brings a very local feel to an international experience.

“Sarah and Tim will be delivering a variety of events during their visit; workshops, seminars, visits to care establishments, meetings with GP’s, family carers of those with dementia and the Minster of Health for Bermuda.

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Sarah Mould said, “It is an absolute privilege to be invited to support AAD and the people of Bermuda. So much has happened around the world to improve our understanding and awareness of dementia in recent years. The opportunity to share ideas and experiences from the very best dementia care we see in the UK will, hopefully inspire those who are working so hard to improve the lives of people with dementia in Bermuda. It will be wonderful to celebrate the amazing things that AAD has achieved to support those affected by dementia on the Island.”

Tim Forester Morgan said, “Living and working on the Isle of Wight has given me a better understanding of the unique challenges of living with dementia on one our sister Islands. It’s such an amazing opportunity to return to Bermuda to continue supporting the work that the board of AAD have been doing. How fabulous to travel from one Island to another Island and to take with us and share information on the best British Dementia Care practices.”

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