HIGHLIGHTS OF the 2016 alzheimer's show
The Law Society Advice Surgeries were new to the show this year, with solicitors on hand offer advice on important tasks like organising Lasting Power of Attorney and the Admiral Nurses were offering advice and support to visitors.
Headline sponsors SweetTree provided some respite in the form of a quiet room as well as talks and debates on dementia, while Re:Cognition Health spoke to the public about its groundbreaking trials for a new drug intended to slow down progression of Alzheimer’s.
Popular TV presenter and Alzheimer’s Society ambassador Angela Rippon appeared on Saturday to host the talks and topics in the main theatre and also made time to meet and greet members of the public and share her own experiences of dementia.
The show attracted the attention of the media, with a TV crew from the BBC filming highlights, including the BAT Foundation’s table tennis therapy. This specially designed table gave those with dementia a chance to exercise both mind and body while having fun at the same time.
For the first time, the show played host to an exclusive artwork display called ‘Memorable Icons’, a unique collection of portraits created of famous people – past and present – affected by dementia. Famous icons depicted included Baroness Margaret Thatcher, Sir Harold Wilson, Terry Pratchett, Iris Murdoch, Prunella Scales, Sugar Ray Robinson, Peter Falk and Charles Bronson.
‘I spoke to the Care Quality Commission – it’s great that if you have any concerns you can talk to them’
‘I wanted to validate that I’m doing the right things for my mum’
‘I’m trying to understand if there are other things I should be doing’
‘I’ve been fairly recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and really want to try and understand more about it’
‘I found the Admiral Nurses very helpful’
‘I spoke to a solicitor who gave me some information I didn’t know’
‘I looked at different activities for people with dementia and found this very interesting – some of these products should be in all of the care homes’
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