Put yourself in the shoes of someone living with dementia.
Experience A Walk Through Dementia
Dementia is a misunderstood condition. Many people believe it’s just a by-product of ageing. We tend to not think beyond memory loss when it comes to symptoms.
The reality is that dementia is a condition caused by diseases, most commonly Alzheimer’s, that damage different areas of the brain leading to a variety of challenging symptoms.
Because dementia is so complex, and each person’s experience of it is unique, we, at Alzheimer’s Research UK, can’t tell every story, but we hope the one we tell through A Walk Through Dementia will help you think a little differently about dementia.
Presented in virtual reality, you’ll look at everyday life through a new lens. You may be familiar with some of the symptoms you’ll experience, others may surprise you. This app was developed by Alzheimer’s Research UK, guided by people living with different forms of dementia.
Who would benefit from this session?
- Families with a loved one living with dementia
- Care professionals
- Businesses and community groups working towards becoming dementia friendly
Visit Alzheimer’s Research UK on Stand F4.
1-2-1 Dementia Advisor consultations
These sessions allow visitors to have a free 20-minute confidential consultation with an Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Advisor who can offer advice and support to people affected by dementia.
They can be booked onsite on the day at the Alzheimer’s Society stand F10 and are on a first come first served basis.
Dementia UK Admiral Nurses 1-2-1 Clinics
These popular 1-2-1 clinics allow visitors to have a free 25- minute confidential consultation with an Admiral Nurse. Sessions can be booked onsite on the day at the Dementia UK stand F1 and are on a first come first served basis.
The clinics were fully booked for both days and were able to offer invaluable advice and support to carers of people with dementia.
Alzheimer’s in the Frame: Memorable Icons
View a collection of original artworks created for The Alzheimer’s Show by highly acclaimed and talented artists. It features famous icons – including Margaret Thatcher, Rita Hayworth and Prunella Scales, all of whom either lived or are living with dementia.
This unique project is part of our ongoing aim to help raise awareness of dementia.
BAT & Butterfly Vs. Alzheimer’s. Table Tennis
Table Tennis – The World’s Number One Brain Sport! So designated, by United States and Japanese Neuroscientists after extensive clinical studies.
Come and take part in a table tennis challenge with a specifically designed table and bat and discover how this activity can help in the early stages of dementia.