Conference discusses transitions in the lives of older people
Swansea University’s School of Health Science will host an international conference on Wednesday, May 7, which brings together researchers from the UK, Sweden, and the United States.
The International Network for Studies Concerning Older Adults (INSCOA) 2008 biennial conference, which is entitled In a time of transition for older people: Learning from research and practice, aims to discuss developments in learning and research around older people and ageing.
Exploring transitions in the lives of older people, the conference will cover topical ageing issues including adjusting to life with Parkinson’s Disease, stroke, dementia and depression, independent living in later life, hospital discharge planning, and care giving.
A number of established keynote speakers will lead the discussions, including the event’s organiser Dr Sue Lambert, Director of the Older People and Ageing Network (OPAN) Cymru.
Dr Lambert said: “The conference has attracted interest from nurses and healthcare professionals from a range of disciplines and is an excellent opportunity to network and to discuss developments around older people and ageing.
"It is crucial that people working in healthcare who deal with older people on a regular basis have the most up-to-date information about the treatments and care these people receive."
"And with people from a range of professional backgrounds attending, it’s interesting to see how the changes affect different healthcare settings."
The conference will take place on Wednesday, May 7, from 8.30 until 5pm, in the Glyndwr Building at Swansea University’s School of Health Science.
For further information or to attend the conference, please call the School of Health Science on +44 (0)1792 295498, or visit The School of Health Science.