Invacare recently attended the inaugural Training2Care Dementia Conference on the 21 February.

The conference was held to coincide with the launch of the Inclusive Mobile Virtual Dementia Tour, a variety of inspirational speakers, including the inventor of the Virtual Dementia Tour® PK Beville and Dr. Mary Kennedy, appeared at the conference which was attended by around 150 delegates.

The range of topics were discussed during the day including the implications of Dementia on health and social care practice, the impact of simulation learning on the care of people living with Dementia and the importance of Dementia-specific care training for staff. After the event, delegates could experience both Virtual Dementia Tour® buses to gather an insight into the challenges of living with Dementia.

Alongside providing marketing support at the conference, Invacare’s Business Development Managers displayed a selection of Dementia-friendly equipment and discussed in-depth with delegates how these solutions could assist in the care of an individual with Dementia.

The equipment on display included the innovative Robin® ceiling hoist, the fully powered height and tilt adjustable Aquatec® Ocean E-VIP shower chair commode and the Etude Plus Low community bed. A selection of Pressure Area Care mattresses and seating solutions were also on display at the conference to help illustrate how they can assist in care for patients with Dementia.

For more information on any of Invacare’s Safe Patient Handling equipment, please visit Alternatively, contact your local Invacare Business Development Manager or Invacare Customer Services on 01656 776222.

Make sure you grab a copy of the Mar/Apr issue of The OT Magazine where OT and founder of promoting independence, Stuart Barrow reviews Invacare’s Safe Patient Handling website and how it can benefit you.