Clinicians to discuss challenges of dementia care at hospital meeting

West Suffolk Hospital
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Dementia care at West Suffolk Hospital will be the focus of its annual members’ meeting at the end of this month.

Clinicians will discuss the numbers of people living with dementia in the county and the challenges of caring for patients with the condition in an acute hospital setting during the event on September 30.

Julie Fountain, lead nurse for dementia at the hospital, said: “The number of people with dementia is set to rise to more than one million by 2021 and is one of the biggest challenges we face today.

“This talk will enable everyone to learn more about dementia and what we’re doing at West Suffolk Hospital to support patients and their carers.”

It is one of nine special interest talks held in various towns across West Suffolk on subjects including stroke, diabetes, respiratory, eye and joint replacement services.

The meeting features talks by hospital chairman Roger Quince and chief executive Stephen Graves.

There will be displays from groups such as The Alzheimer’s Society, The Parkinson’s Society and The British Heart Foundation.

It is open to everyone and will be held at The Apex, in Bury St Edmunds, from 5.45pm to 7.30pm.