This blog follows my international travels to develop a research network, as well as seeing the world and having a holiday!
The comments posted are my views and experiences as I travel for the next 5 weeks.
I am looking forward to two of my children, and one of my grandchildren meeting me on the way. I will undoubtedly miss many people, but then that is what Skype is for!
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AEC day 1
Alzheimer's Europe Conference Day 1
Opening session including speakers with dementia, those that look out for them, nurses and scientists. A powerful and inspirational speech from Jayne and Chris and the use of cognitive bridges and Imogen on dementia friendly communities:
And of course my colleague from Oxford Institute of Nursing Midwifery and Allied Health Research:
My fourth week of my travels, time is going so fast. This week I am in Sydney being hosted by the University of Technology Sydney and Professor Debra Jackson. I have had the opportunity to meet some great academics and discuss the development of a number of projects and exchange some important ideas.
During my visit I of course visited a prison, but this time in the form of a museum! Interesting history and understanding of how culture has been addressed within the prison setting in Australia. Also, found a couple of books I wanted to buy, however only purchased one due to my continuing travels and already feel the need to buy another suitcase :O
I was also fortunate to have some time to explore Sydney as this is my first ever visit, and this included the Sydney Opera House, Manly Island and of course the zoo to see some of the Australia wild life - I would really recommend the zoo!
10th International Scientific Conference »Continuous
development of nursing in society and its contribution to health promotion« to be held on 8 June 2017, in Bled, Slovenia
Conference held in the beautiful country of Slovenia, with stunning views over Bled, supported by the Angela Boškin Faculty of Health Care. Many countries were represented including: Ireland, England, Scotland, United States of America, Slovenia, Serbia and Kosovo.
An interesting conference regarding the development of nursing and nursing roles, with a number of presentations related to dementia and dementia care. An engaging and interesting conference, which ended with the 10th anniversary celebrations of the Angela
Monika Rybacka presenting on the development of the role of activity coordinators within acute hospital settings to support patients with cognitive impairment:
Dr Jo Brooke representing the Oxford Institute of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Research on the round table discussion as part of the 10…
I can't believe after months of planning and excitement, I am now on my fellowship. I have flown from Heathrow to Auckland to explore the work happening in prisons here to support prisoners with dementia.
First stop University of Auckland and a discussion with their health academic staff on dementia and the work being completed more widely and with offenders.
Great chat, and very excited to be visiting a correctional facility tomorrow!
Thank you to Dr Julia Slark for hosting and organizing this event.