HIGHLIGHTS OF the 2016 alzheimer's show
This year’s Alzheimer’s Show at Olympia London was the biggest and best yet with a record number of visitors, more exhibitors and overwhelmingly positive feedback.
Family carers, healthcare professionals and members of the public with an interest or concern about Alzheimer’s and all other forms of dementia were able to meet experts and find advice in the Admiral Nurses Clinics, Law Society Advice Surgeries and from the many professionals on hand to help. Visitors were able to learn new and engaging ways to help those with dementia in the practical activities workshops, listen to inspiring and informative talks from a wide range of speakers and share their experiences with fellow carers.
In 2017 the show will run at Olympia London and EventCity Manchester.
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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.
Alzheimer’s in the Frame
The show hosted an exclusive artwork display called ‘Memorable Icons’, a unique collection of portraits created of famous people – past and present – affected by dementia. Famous icons included Baroness Margaret Thatcher, Sir Harold Wilson, Terry Pratchett and Prunella Scales. London Live covered the Private View at Gallery Elena Shchukina in Mayfair.
‘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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