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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 ShowJeremy Hughes, Chief Executive, Alzheimer's Society
10.10 - 10.40Delivering Integrated Dementia CareAlzheimer's Society
10.45 - 11.25Where are we with dementia 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 Alzheimer’s Research UK
11.30 - 12.00Getting a diagnosis.Early recognition and accurate diagnosis of dementia combined with appropriate post diagnostic support and interventions, can reduce the distress experienced by the whole family. If a person has a timely diagnosis of dementia it can enable them to actively engage in making plans and decisions about their finances, work, welfare and legal matters. Hilda Hayo, Chief Admiral Nurse/CEO, Dementia UK
12.00 – 12.30Quality Matters – how do we make high quality care a reality? 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.
Keith Oliver.
George McNamara, Head of Policy & Public Affairs, Alzheimer’s Society.
Dr David Reynolds, Chief Scientific Officer Alzheimer’s Research UK.
Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, CQC.
Chair: Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive, Alzheimer's Society
13.55 - 14.25SweetTree: CST and iCST - Outcome measurementsSweetTree
14.25– 14.50From the inside outwards - Living with Dementia - a balanced view. Since being diagnosed with Alzheimer's on New Years Eve 2010 aged 55, Keith Oliver has tried to live as well as possible with the challenges and surprises that the disease has brought with it. This is an opportunity to gain insight into the world of this person who refuses to be solely defined or beaten by dementia.Keith Oliver. Former headteacher Keith Oliver was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2010, aged 55.
14.50 - 15.15Reducing Social Isolation and LonelinessAlzheimer's Society
15.20 – 15.50TBC.Managing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia. Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia occur in up to 90% of people. They cause distress, institutionalisation and early death. The talk will outline the common symptoms, and discuss assessment and managementTBC. Dr James Warner, Chair, Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry, Royal College of Psychiatrists and Medical Director, Red & Yellow Care
15.55 - 16.40End of Life Care - panel debate. Dying well with dementia. Diminishing capacity means it is important for the person with dementia to plan for the end of their life at an early stage. This session explores the key aspects that can constitute towards dying well with dementia.Alzheimer's Society. Jacqueline Crowther PhD, Admiral Nurse, Kirkwood Hospice End of Life
TIMETITLESPEAKER
10.40 - 10.50A welcome and introduction to this year's Alzheimer's ShowAngela Rippon, Alzheimer's Society Ambassador
10.50 - 11.15Dementia: know your rights. What are the legal rights for people affected by dementia? This session will explore these rights and how to effectively use them to benefit a person affected by dementia.Alzheimer’s Society
11.15 - 11.55Myth Busting – beyond the headlines. Dementia is never far from the news and, as a leading commentator on dementia research in the media, Alzheimer’s Research UK is committed to bringing clarity to this complex area. Tim Parry will talk about how to interpret stories in the press and cover Alzheimer’s Research UK’s own approach to communicating clearly about dementia and research.Dr Ashwin Venkataraman, Alzheimer’s Research UK Clinical Fellow at Imperial College London
12.00 - 12.25A personal experience. TBC
12.30 - 13.20QUESTION TIME. Put your questions to a panel of experts on topics relating to dementia and care.
Ian Weatherhead, Admiral Nurses.
Dr Ashwin Venkataraman, Alzheimer’s Research UK Clinical Fellow, Imperial College London.
Dr Emer MacSweeney, CEO Re:Cognition Health & Consultant Neuroradiologist.
Chair: Angela Rippon, Alzheimer's Society Ambassador
14.00 - 14.30Alzheimer's v DementiaDr Emer MacSweeney, CEO Re:Cognition Health & Consultant Neuroradiologist
14.30 - 14.55Family involvement in acute care- what can you do? This talk will discuss why family involvement and effective communication is so important when a person is admitted to hospital and how this impacts on the family and patient experience. The benefits will be identified as reduced anxiety and stress for the person with the diagnosis of dementia and their family. In addition, there is a potential for reduced length of stay in a hospital ward. Angela Moore, Admiral Nurse Clinical Specialist Dementia Lead, Dementia UK
15.00 - 15.25Living Well - Tips and strategies - Dementia Friendly HomesAlzheimer's Society