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 2019 programme below

10.30 – 10.50Use of technology in dementia care. Application of assistive technology in dementia care setting.CQC - Care Quality Commission. Tomasz Nicpon, Inspector
10.55 – 11.15Interactive Tables in Dementia Care. This session explores the many roles this technology can play in supporting physical & emotional well-being for those living with dementia and their carers/family members.OM Interactive. Anna C. Park, Care Consultant
11.20 – 11.40The transformative power of technology in home care: join the revolution. Home care is going through a radical transformation for the better. New technologies are opening the door to considerable savings and significantly improving the quality of care. A new generation of care services is being unlocked, bringing tailored and preventative care to older adults. By integrating digital apps, home connected devices and machine learning, leading care providers and technologists are joining forces to shape the care industry of today.Birdie. Max Parmentier, CEO & Founder
11.45 – 12.05How can we most effectively improve the lives of family carers of people with dementia? Insights and stories from our professionally-led courses and services, demonstrating how important it is for family carers to have access to the right support when they most need it.Dementia Carers Count. Dr Gemima Fitzgerald, Clinical Psychology Lead
12.10 – 12.30Safer walking for vulnerable individuals using GPS. Oli Story Managing Director of Ravencourt Living talks about how GPS technology can help vulnerable individuals to walk outside safely.Ravencourt. Oli Story, Managing Director
12.33 – 12.55If I get dementia, will they serve me meat? Catering well and inclusively for vegans and vegetarians can be a challenge in the care home environment. Research has shown that 22% of UK care homes have one or more vegetarian residents. Find out how to develop your practice – and be mindful of the law – when catering for specific dietary beliefs.Vegetarian for Life. Amanda Woodvine, Chief Executive
13.30 – 13.50The Salford Institute for Dementia: Working in partnership with people impacted by dementia to deliver research, education and public engagement. The Institute, based at the University of Salford, works alongside those affected by dementia to undertake research, teaching, and public engagement work as well as run a regular series of activity groups. This session will outline how we work together to deliver this unique programme of activities.The Salford Institute for Dementia. Prof. Andrew Clark, Research Lead. Dr Sarah Smith, Research Associate. Sandra Jones and Vera Shaw, Dementia Associates
13.55 – 14.15Can living independently with Alzheimer’s ever be safe? With Local Authority budgets imploding and the incidence of dementia ever on the increase, more and more pressure is placed upon family carers to fill the void created by our failing National Health Service. With more reliance on Assistive Technologies, Medpage can provide affordable helpful solutions.Medpage Ltd. Mike Dines, Managing Director
14.20 – 14.40Living longer in the home you love with Astraline. People want to live independently in their own homes for as long as possible. Astraline is here to make this happen, come and see how we do it.Astraline. Lisa Brumwell
Customer and Product Manager
14.45 – 15.05Magic Table. How the Magic Table can be used to create increased happiness and clear social impact for the every day life of those with cognitive challenges.Tovertafel UK. John Ramsay, Director, Shift 8
15.10 – 15.30Optimise your wellbeing, mood and memory. This talk will give you a brief overview of some of the key areas that research has shown as being important for brain health which include nutrition, gut health, stress management, improving sleep, physical activity and brain training; and provide you with some ideas and suggestions that you can implement straight-away.Cytoplan. Clare Daley, BSc Hons, PgDip, Nutritional Therapist
15.35 – 15.55Living Made Easy. The Disabled Living Foundation has been providing free, impartial advice to people with disabilities for 50 years. Come and join us for information on how to make living easier.Disabled Living Foundation. Melanie Poyser, Independent Living – Regional Lead
16.00 – 16.20Why consider a MindforYou Holiday? Come and hear of the real benefits our guests see on a MindforYou supported holiday and understand why they feel our alternative to traditional respite is the way forward.MindforYou. Carol Sargent, Founder
11.00 – 11.20Join Dementia Research. Only research will enhance our understanding of Dementia and help us find and develop better, more effective treatments. Join Dementia Research is an innovative service that matches people with dementia, their families and carers with research taking place across the UK. Be part of helping to prevent and treat dementia - Join Dementia Research today. www.joindementiaresearch.nihr.ac.ukNIHR - Join Dementia Research. Dr. Clare Shaw, Research Delivery Manager for the NIHR Clinical Research Network Coordinating Centre
11.25 – 11.45‘Getting 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
11.50 – 12.10How 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. Amanda Ansell, Head of Home Care South-East
12.15 – 12.30Caring for cats, caring for people. An overview of the benefits of cat companionship, together with a look at the services that Cats Protection offers to people who have loved and/or lost a feline friend.Cats Protection. Emma Osborne, Events Manager and Catherine Joyce, Paws to Listen Coordinator
12.35 - 12.55Dementia Adventure - positive & practical support for family carers. Find out about national charity Dementia Adventure's innovative approach to 'risk enablement', including supported holidays and our free 'Thinking Differently About Dementia' events designed specifically for family carers.Dementia Adventure. Simon Thorp, Head of Business Development & Innovation
13.20 - 13.40Music Memory Box : Reminisce, reawaken and reconnect. How can families and care homes use person centred multisensory reminiscence to improve communication and quality of life for people living with dementia?Studio Meineck. Chloe Meineck, Director
13.45 – 14.05Activities 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, Director
14.10 – 14.30Proper holidays for people with Alzheimer’s and their loved ones. We will be telling you more about our revitalising holidays for people with Alzheimer’s and their carers, including personalised care support, our blend of daily excursions and our fully accessible holiday centres.Revitalise. Terry Gray, Head of Operations
14.35 – 14.55Financial Protection For People Living With Alzheimer's. Advice for people on how to ensure that their finances and health care stay within the control of the correct people; using Lasting Powers of Attorney or Deputyships.Estate Planning Solutions. John Heavens MIPW, Senior Estate Planning Consultant
15.00 - 15.20Lock them in or let them walk. What do you do when your loved one with dementia goes for a walk and doesn’t return home? Learn about the technology which will give freedom to the person with dementia whilst giving carers peace of mind.Mindme. Adrian Wolf, Chief Executive