At the heart of the exhibition, this theatre showcases the latest and best products and services from exhibitors.

A wide variety of information and advice is given in these 20 minute sessions, including topics such as; ‘Young Onset Dementia’, Dementia Environments’, ‘Supporting Carers’, ‘Technology’ and ‘ Lasting Power of Attorney’.

View the 2017 programme below

10.30 – 10.50How BT supports vulnerable customers. Gav will highlight products and services BT offer from helping manage nuisance calls, low cost phone services to wide ranging support provided to vulnerable customers including those with conditions like dementia.BT. Gav Barang, Vulnerability, Scams & Nuisance Calls Manager
10.55 – 11.15End of life care for people living with dementia. This presentation deals with advance care planning, pain assessment and self-pain assessment for people living with dementia, end of life medication and providing comfort measures at the end of life.CQC - Care Quality Commission. Tomasz Nicpon, Adult Social Care Inspector
11.20 – 11.40The Benefits and Purpose of Motion-Activated Projections. An introduction to the use of this technology for those living with dementia. Examining the social opportunities they provide, the potential physical & mental benefits and the importance of meaningful content.OM Interactive. Anna C. Park, Care & Education Consultant
11.40 – 12.10Alzheimers Disease without Dementia, is it time for cautious optimism? Alzheimer’s Disease: understanding what happens in the brain, why early diagnosis is essential, how new generation medications are designed to slow and ideally halt progression of symptoms and what can you do, immediately, if you are concerned.Re:Cognition Health. Dr Emer MacSweeney, CEO
12.15 – 12.35Delivering Person Centred Support at Home. An introduction as to how receiving Person Centred Support at home can be beneficial to achieving positive outcomes.Christies Care. Sarah Rampling, Booking Co-ordinator
12.40 – 13.20Unlocking memories: Using biographical films to improve lives. My Life Films is an award-winning charity that makes free biographical films for people with dementia, which are used to improve their mental health and wellbeing, and the quality of care they receive. My Life Films. Jo Foster, Project Manager
13.30 – 13.50Putting Families Impacted by Dementia at the Heart of Dementia Research, Support and Education. This session will describe our unique, multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to designing, developing and evaluating dementia research projects, education programmes, public engagement events and support sessions at the University of Salford.Salford Institute for Dementia. Salford Institute for Dementia. Dr Gemma Lace-Costigan, Knowledge Translation and Public Engagement Lead
13.55 – 14.15Enhancing the Dementia Care Environment. What makes a good care environment? One that: • Is supportive rather than challenging. • Is enabling rather than disabling. • Offers opportunities for social interaction and engagement rather than loneliness and isolation. Based on a recent case study, learn more about making positive changes to enhance care settings.Find Memory Care. Karen Clayton, Dementia Environment Specialist
14.20 – 14.40Losing the button. Many vulnerable people have pendant alarms to alert carers if something goes wrong. What happens if they have a problem when not wearing their alarm? Is there anything better available?ARC Informatics. Karen Cole Business Development Manager and Nigel Mills Managing Director
14.45 – 15.05Getting your community to communicate with loved ones in care through love and technology. A presentation to discuss various techniques employed to communicate with loved ones living with dementia and ideas on how to get the community of all ages involved.Tovertafel UK. John Ramsay, Director, Shift 8
15.10 – 15.30Importance Of Vision in Dementia care.Visioncall. Brian McGuire, Managing Director
15.35 – 15.55Assistive Technology and Dementia. The use of Assistive Technology and the positive effects it can have for people with dementia and their carers, including simplistic memory prompting aids to Hi-Tech home monitoring systems.Medpage Ltd. Mike Dines, Managing Director
16.00 – 16.20Funding Residential Care. My Care My Home is a recognised and trusted leader in the field of care. It is now due to play a major role in the launch of an innovative alternative solution for the elderly to pay for residential care.My Care My Home. Bill LeGrys, Marketing Consultant
10.30 – 10.50Music Memory Box - reminisce, reawaken and reconnect. Music Memory Box, is a physical and digital multi-sensory tool for people living with dementia, families and carers, which is launching for pre-orders at this Alzheimers Show. Hear about the story behind the product, and their most recent findings from a pilot with 3 care home groups. Also hear about how you can support the project and get one of the first official Music Memory Boxes!Music Memory Box. Chloe Meineck, Director
10.55 – 11.15How to Stay at Home With The Right Dementia Care. Independence. It’s something that many of us take for granted. Explore how focussing on enablement can allow someone with dementia to continue living in the home they know and love, with comfort, safety and independence.Helping Hands Home Care. Amanda Ansell, Area Manager
11.20 – 11.40HEE’s Dementia Education and Training Resources. This session focusses on the recent work of Health Education England’s dementia education and training project, particularly the publication of the tier 2 Dementia Education And Learning Through Simulation (DEALTS) training resources, and launch of the refreshed Dementia Training Standards Framework.Health Education England. Jan Zietara, Head of Programme Delivery, Health Education England South
11.45 – 12.05Using Insight to Innovate: Designing Life Changing Dementia Products.
How first hand insight and feedback helps improve existing products and develop breakthrough products to improve the lives of those living with dementia.
Unforgettable. Adam Vaughan, Head of New Product Development and Innovation
12.10 – 12.30Getting your affairs in order. A breakdown of the core services that McClure Solicitors provides, including Wills, Will Reviews, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Family Protection Trusts and Inheritance Tax Planning.McClure Solicitors. Adrian Howlett, Estate Planning Consultant
12.35 - 12.55Thinking differently about dementia. How can people with dementia retain adventure in their lives? Join us to learn about Dementia Adventure's holidays, training and open events - and how positive risk taking can benefit the individual.Dementia Adventure. Simon Thorp, Head of Business Development & Innovation
13.30 – 13.50Activities and Innovation. Ben Atkinson-Willes was caring for his grandfather who was living with Alzheimer's disease when he noticed a lack of appropriate activity products for people with cognitive impairment. Active Minds was set up to meet this need and has since discovered how appropriate activity can reduce some of the challenges when caring for someone.Active Minds. Ben Atkinson-Willes & Sam Thomson, Directors
13.55 – 14.15Pathway Digital Care. Pathway Digital integrates an experienced staff team and their professional knowledge with digital monitoring technologies to ensure the right people are in the right place at the right time.Pathway Ltd. Simon Laker, Owner
14.20 – 14.40Red Oaks and its outstanding 10-60-06 dementia care journey. How the principles of 10-60-06 helped Red Oaks to achieve outstanding care within their dementia service and how the powerful combination of team work, life story and meaningful activity enhances the lives of people living with dementia within our homes.Barchester Healthcare. Leon Smith, Dementia Care Specialist
14.45 – 15.02The Future Of Care. At Home. How can people with dementia age in their own home surrounded by their community? How can we reassure their families that life at home can be the right choice? Join us and learn about how technology can empower families and enable older adults to age with confidence, in their own homes.Birdie. Max Parmentier, CEO
15.10 - 15.30The Importance of Play in Dementia. “We do not quit playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.” I will be exploring this quote by George Bernard Shaw.Call-to-Mind. Laura Templeton, Founder
15.35 - 15.55The Musical Walkabout Project. Musical Walkabout CIC provides a modern minstreling service for diverse communities facing social isolation, using a bespoke person-centred approach to music engagement.Musical Walkabout. Nina Clark, Founder