ALZHEIMER’S MATTERS THEATRE

The main theatre will host talks on a wide range of key topics for carers, relatives and professionals as well as chaired ‘Question Time’ sessions.

Speakers include: Andrea Sutcliffe, CQC; Dr David Reynolds, ARUK; Jeremy Hughes, Alzheimer’s Society; Hilda Hayo, Dementia UK. Also Keith Oliver will be giving inspirational talks on living with dementia.

View the 2017 programme below

TIMETITLESPEAKER
10.00 - 10.10A welcome and introduction to this year's Alzheimer's Show.Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive, Alzheimer's Society
10.10 - 10.40What good dementia care looks like. Alzheimer's Society looks at what good care looks like, so everyone affected by dementia can demand better. This session will also look at the rights of people affected by dementia and the ‘Dementia Statements’ which reflect the things people say are essential to their quality of life. Gavin Terry, Policy Manager, Alzheimer's Society
10.45 - 11.25Dementia research. Dr David Reynolds gives an update on what we currently know about dementia, exploring the complex field of dementia research and where it is heading.Dr David Reynolds, Chief Scientific Officer at Alzheimer’s Research UK
11.30 - 12.00 Keith Oliver and Dianne Wilkinson, both living with dementia, in conversation with Jeremy Hughes. Keith, a former headteacher was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2010. Dianne has been raising awareness of dementia since her diagnosis in 2013. Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive, Alzheimer's Society with Keith Oliver and Dianne Wilkinson.
12.00 – 12.30Mending the Cracks in the Pathway: Quality Matters Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, Care Quality Commission
12.40 – 13.30QUESTION TIME. Put your questions to a panel of experts on topics relating to dementia and care.
Gavin Terry, Policy Manager, Alzheimer's Society.
Dr David Reynolds, Chief Scientific Officer at Alzheimer’s Research UK.
Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, CQC.
Dr James Warner, Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist; Medical Director, Halcyon Doctors.
Chair: Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive, Alzheimer's Society
14.00 - 14.25Health Check and prevention.Jamie Waterall, Public Health England, National Lead for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention & Associate Deputy Chief Nurse
14.30– 14.55Mental Capacity Act; what you need to know! The Mental Capacity Act is over 10 years old and still has to come of age. The Act provides huge benefits and safeguards for people who lack capacity. However, most members of the public and many clinicians do not fully understand the Act and it's implications and benefits. This talk is intended to set that straight.Dr James Warner, Medical Director, Halcyon Doctors
15.00 - 15.25Living Well with Dementia, how Alzheimer's Society can help you. A practical guide from Alzheimer's Society on how to live well after your dementia diagnosis.Linda O’Sullivan, Head of Region - London and South East, Local operations, Alzheimer’s Society, Gary and Jackie Whiting, affected by dementia
15.30 – 15.55Exercise InterventionPaul Wells, Loughborough University
16.00 - 16.40End of Life Care - Panel Discussion. All people who develop dementia will have dementia at the end of their lives, either as the condition they die from or as a factor which may complicate the care of a different condition. This session focuses on the excellence in care required for dying well with dementia.Chair: Jo Vavasour, Head of External Partnerships and Development, Alzheimer’s Society
Speakers:
Hazel Temperton, Marie Curie
Shelagh Robinson, living with dementia, has experience of caring for someone at end of life
TIMETITLESPEAKER
10.30 - 10.40A welcome and introduction to this year's Alzheimer's ShowTim McLachlan, Operations Director Local Services, Alzheimer's Society
10.40 - 11.10Involving people affected by dementia to improve dementia research. Matt Murray, Research Engagement Manager, Alzheimer's Society and Eric Deeson, Research Network Volunteer
11.15 - 11.40Living with dementia - a personal view. Peter is a positive person who speaks from the heart about living with dementia. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's three years ago.Peter Berry from Suffolk was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2015, aged 52
11.45 - 12.25Research news Dr Neil Graham will discuss the relationship between head injury and the risk of developing dementia. He will explore the challenges in understanding how different brains change over time after injury and the importance of researching this link further.Dr Neil Graham, Alzheimer’s Research UK Clinical Research Fellow at Imperial College London
12.30 - 13.20QUESTION TIME. Put your questions to a panel of experts on topics relating to dementia and care.
Dr Neil Graham, Alzheimer’s Research UK Clinical Research Fellow at Imperial College London.
Paul Edwards, Director of Clinical Services Dementia UK.
Dr Emer MacSweeney, CEO Re:Cognition Health & Consultant Neuroradiologist.
Peter Berry.
Barry Sweetbaum, Managing Director, SweetTree Home Care Services.
Chair: Tim McLachlan, Operations Director Local Services, Alzheimer's Society
14.00 - 14.25Alzheimer’s Disease without Dementia – how is this possible? Alzheimer’s without Dementia. Explaining Dementia vs AD. Making an early diagnosis of AD before dementia occurs. What happens in the brain in AD? How new medications available, internationally, in final phase clinical trials can slow progression of AD or improve symptoms of memory loss.
Re:Cognition Health. Dr Hannah Wright, Clinical Trials Doctor
14.30 - 14.55Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) for people with dementia: Theory, research and practice. Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) is a group or individual treatment for people with mild to moderate dementia, shown to significantly improve cognitive function and quality of life through several clinical trials. It involves structured activities, aimed to stimulate the different parts of the brain that become impaired when people have dementia. This presentation will provide an overview of what CST is, drawing on the theory behind its development. It will provide an overview of the research conducted over the past 20 years, showing what we have found. It will then discuss CST in practice, including its use in the NHS and beyond.Dr Aimee Spector, Reader in Clinical Psychology (UCL) and Senior Dementia Consultant (Sweettree)
15.00 - 15.25Acute Care - when a person is admitted to hospital. The experience of those affected by dementia on admission to an acute hospital. The trials, tribulations and opportunities they face. Developing a voice for families and proactive system of care.Adam Smith, Consultant Admiral Nurse
15.30 - 16.00Living well with dementia, how Alzheimer's Society can help you. A practical guide from Alzheimer's Society on how to live well after your dementia diagnosisRebecca Fuller, OP Volunteer Local Representative, Local Services - London and South East