Southport care expert takes centre stage at dementia conference

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Southport care expert takes centre stage at dementia conference

A Southport based social care specialist, Alan Howells, will be joining some of the nation’s leading figures in the dementia care sector, when he presents at the upcoming Alzheimer’s Show conference.

Alan Howells is the Clinical Specialist for Community Integrated Care, one of Britain’s biggest social care providers. In this role he provides clinical guidance and specialist training to people who work in care.

The Alzheimer’s Show is a unique conference, which will be attended by over 1500 people who live with dementia, family carers and dementia care professionals. The event, which takes place at Event City in Manchester on 5th and 6th July, aims to offer guidance and inspiration to delegates – showcasing the latest innovations in dementia care and providing expert advice.

Alan will be presenting on a number of interesting topics at the event – including giving advice to family carers on how to deal with the difficulties that come with their caring role, overseeing a session of music therapy with the classical group Leos Strings, and introducing a special yoga session that has been adapted for older people.

Alan has been recognised as one of the UK’s leading dementia specialists, having led the development of pioneering care services and won a number of prestigious care awards, including the Outstanding Contribution to Care Award at the 2014 Laing Buisson Independent Specialist Care Awards.

He says: “Dementia is a challenging and complex condition, which is why, at Community Integrated Care, we want to support the Alzheimer’s Show – a unique event which aims to offer vital help and advice. It’s a great honour for me to be able to share my own experience of working in dementia care at the event, which I hope will make a difference to the lives of delegates.”

For more information about the event, visit: http://alzheimersshow.co.uk/manchester/

Photo attached – Alan Howells (centre) collects Outstanding Contribution to Care Award at the 2014 Laing Buisson Independent Specialist Care Awards, from Prof. Martin Green, CEO of Care England (left) and Rt Hon Michael Portillo (Right)
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