Dementia UK

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 Care for people with dementia. What are the benefits of integrated care for people with dementia? Including examples of innovative practice in integrated dementia care.Gavin Terry, Policy Manager, Alzheimer'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
Tim Mclachlan, Operations Director, Alzheimer's Society
Dr David Reynolds, Chief Scientific Officer Alzheimer’s Research UK
Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, CQC
Dr James Warner, Chair, Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry, Royal College of Psychiatrists
Chair: Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive, Alzheimer's Society
13.55 - 14.25Brief Therapy: keeping your loved one at home. Brief therapy is an approach to psychotherapy based on solution-building rather than problem-solving. Rikki and Sonja will address risk v’s benefit for keeping a person at home, alongside other key findings based on recent practice working with families affected by dementia. Rikki Lorenti, Admiral Nurse, SweetTree Home Care Services
14.25– 14.50"Walk the Walk, talk the Talk" a personal view on dementia This is my story including how I try and meet the challenges which Alzheimer's presents, and how I recorded this in my book "Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk" the proceeds of which all go to the Alzheimer's Society and Innovations in Dementia. Copies available at show price of £5.Keith Oliver. Former headteacher Keith Oliver was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2010, aged 55.
14.50 - 15.15Reducing Social Isolation and Loneliness by enabling and empowering people with dementia. How Dementia Friendly Communities and pioneering volunteering programme, Side by Side, are helping to reduce loneliness and isolation for people affected by dementia.Sara Miles, Programme Partnerships Manager, Alzheimer's Society
15.20 – 15.50Managing 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 managementDr James Warner, Chair, Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry, Royal College of Psychiatrists and Medical Director, Red & Yellow Care
15.55 - 16.40Dying well with dementia - 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 explores the key aspects that can constitute towards dying well with dementia.Chair: Tim Mclachlan, Operations Director, Alzheimer's Society
Panel: Jacqueline Crowther PhD, Admiral Nurse. Angela Dowson, Senior Nurse (EOL Dementia Care), Marie Curie. Frank Arrojo, carer for his late mother who had dementia
TIMETITLESPEAKER
10.40 - 10.50A welcome and introduction to this year's Alzheimer's ShowAngela Rippon, Alzheimer's Society Ambassador
10.50 - 11.15New treatments for dementia: where will the next drug come from. Alzheimer’s Society’s Head of Research James Pickett will discuss global progress in the search for new treatments that may slow, stop or even reverse Alzheimer's disease, including the possibility that the next drug is already being used for another conditionJames Pickett – Head of Research, Alzheimer’s Society
11.15 - 11.55Dementia research: Understanding risk factors. Dementia is one of the biggest medical challenges we face. Dr Venkataraman will talk about his clinical work with people with dementia, and his research into particular risk factors for Alzheimer’s.Dr Ashwin Venkataraman, Alzheimer’s Research UK Clinical Fellow at Imperial College London
12.00 - 12.25Living 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 two years ago.Peter Berry from Suffolk was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2015, aged 52.
12.30 - 13.20QUESTION TIME. Put your questions to a panel of experts on topics relating to dementia and care.
Peter Berry.
Hilda Hayo, Chief Admiral Nurse/CEO, Dementia UK.
Dr Ashwin Venkataraman, Alzheimer’s Research UK Clinical Fellow, Imperial College London.
Dr Emer MacSweeney, CEO Re:Cognition Health & Consultant Neuroradiologist.
Barry Sweetbaum, Managing Director, SweetTree Home Care Services.
Chair: Angela Rippon, Alzheimer's Society Ambassador
14.00 - 14.30Alzheimer’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.Dr 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 - 15.25A practical guide to living with memory problems. This workshop will focus on practical strategies for living well with dementia or memory problems. Many of the ideas are suggestions from people with dementia or memory problems, family carers and research. Carolyn Goble, Service Development Learning specialist
15.30 - 16.00Admiral Nursing and practical tips for families. The role of an Admiral Nurse (dementia specialist nurse) and how they work effectively with families living with the effects of dementia including some practical tips in caring for the person who has dementia, and looking after yourself as a carer.Dave Bell, Admiral Nurse, national dementia helpline, Dementia UK