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Supporting People with Cancer and Dementia

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Supporting People with Cancer and Dementia

Insights and Innovations. Exploring the support needs of people with cancer and dementia, including how caregivers can be supported, and discussing research and clinical priorities for improving care. 

When: Wednesday 30th March 2022

9.30am – 3.45pm

Where: Online

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Session 1 – Identification of need

Introduction by Chair: Prof Jackie Bridges, University of Southampton

Prof Claire Surr, Leeds Beckett University - Describing the size and demographics of people with comorbid cancer and dementia 

Dr Laura Ashley, Leeds Beckett University - Understanding the cancer care and support needs of people with dementia who are using cancer care services

Dr Rachael Kelley, Leeds Beckett University - Putting the findings from our cancer and dementia research into practice

Break and poster viewing

Session 2 – The lived experience of cancer and dementia

Introduction by Chair: Dr Lorna McWilliams

Olivia Robinson, Leeds Beckett University - An ethnographic study exploring the care and support needs of nursing home residents with dementia and comorbid cancer (DCC).

Fiona Chaabane, University Hospital Southampton NHS FT – Long-term holistic management in dementia

A lived experience – audio testimony

Lunch and poster viewing

Session 3 – Caregiver experience and support

Introduction by Chair: Lucy Lewis, Southern Health NHS FT

Dr Gary Witham, Manchester Metropolitan University - Carer experience in supporting someone with dementia & cancer: narratives of inclusion and silence

Dr Charlene Martin, University of Sheffield - How are caregivers involved in treatment decision‐making for older people with dementia and a new diagnosis of cancer?

Dr Mollie Price, Leeds Beckett University - Understanding and addressing the psychosocial support needs of caregivers of people with comorbid cancer and dementia (CCD)

Break and poster viewing

Session 4 – Improving outpatient cancer services

Introduction by Chair: Dr Jane Winter, Wessex Cancer Alliance

Dr Naomi Farrington, University Hospital Southampton NHS FT & University of Southampton - Responsiveness and receptivity: an ethnographic study of the needs of people with dementia having treatment for cancer in an outpatient setting

What are the research & clinical priorities in cancer/dementia and how do we make it happen?

Panel:

Lorraine Burgess, The Christie NHS FT

Zena Aldridge, Dementia UK

Prof Claire Surr, Leeds Beckett University

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