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
|10.00 - 10.10||A welcome and introduction to this year's Alzheimer's Show.||Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive, Alzheimer's Society|
|10.10 - 10.40||What 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 - 11.25||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 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 – 12.30||Mending the Cracks in the Pathway: Quality Matters Andrea Sutcliffe will look back at CQC’s important 2014 dementia report, Cracks in the Pathway: people’s experiences of dementia care as they move between care homes and hospitals. She will reflect on progress since then and on CQC’s recent reviews of local systems and the cracks that may exist between other services. The local system reviews ask how well people over 65 move through the health and social care system and how systems work together. Andrea will also talk about a new joint initiative, Quality Matters, and what people tell us they want from dementia care.||Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, Care Quality Commission|
|12.40 – 13.30||QUESTION 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 - 14.25||Prevention at scale, the potential of NHS Health Check in supporting reducing dementia risk at a population level. CVD is the second highest cause of premature death, after cancer, in England, affecting 7 million people; and is also a key driver of health inequalities. NHS Health Check is a population wide intervention available to all 40-74 year olds in England, with the aim of ensuring that everyone who has CVD is diagnosed, optimally treated, and those with a high risk of CVD managed to reduce risk. The intervention has the additional benefit of addressing the seven top behavioural and physiological risk factors driving premature health and ill health. Secretary of State has just agreed for messaging about dementia to be included as standard into the programme. This presentation will cover what NHS Health Check is, the impact to date and the potential for reducing the prevalence of dementia at scale.||Jo Foster Stead, Public Health England, Deputy national lead Cardiovascular Disease Prevention|
|14.30– 14.55||Mental 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 - 15.25||Living 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 – 15.55||Living with rarer dementias. This session will briefly explore some of the issues encountered by families living with the effects of rarer dementias including familial Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal dementias. Advice will be given about services and support that could be helpful for people diagnosed with these conditions,and their families.||Hilda Hayo, Chief Admiral Nurse/CEO, Dementia UK|
|16.00 - 16.40||End 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
Hazel Temperton, Marie Curie
Shelagh Robinson, living with dementia, has experience of caring for someone at end of life
|10.30 - 10.40||A welcome and introduction to this year's Alzheimer's Show||Tim McLachlan, Operations Director Local Services, Alzheimer's Society|
|10.40 - 11.10||Involving people affected by dementia to improve dementia research.||Matt Murray, Research Engagement Manager, Alzheimer's Society and Eric Deeson, Research Network Volunteer|
|11.15 - 11.40||Living 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 - 12.25||Research 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 - 13.20||QUESTION 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.
Barry Sweetbaum, Managing Director, SweetTree Home Care Services.
|Chair: Tim McLachlan, Operations Director Local Services, Alzheimer's Society|
|14.00 - 14.25||Alzheimer’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 - 14.55||Cognitive 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 - 15.25||Acute 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 - 16.00||Living 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||Rebecca Fuller, OP Volunteer Local Representative, Local Services - London and South East|