What you’ll find at The Alzheimer’s Show 2020

Virtual Dementia Tour at The Alzheimer’s Show

FREE Virtual Dementia Tour Taster Session

A ‘first come first served’ 3 minute taster session where you get to experience what it’s like to live with dementia.

Extremely popular at last year’s Show, the Virtual Dementia Tour is a proven method for understanding what people with dementia go through on a daily basis. Following your session, you’ll have a deeper understanding of how to think about helping those with dementia.

Turn up on the day to book your FREE taster session at the Virtual Dementia Tour – Stand C5.

Full Virtual Dementia Tour & Training Experience

For the first time in the UK – and the only opportunity you’ll have this year – you’ll be able to participate as an individual in the full Virtual Dementia Tour & Training Experience.

Delivered to over 200,000 people a year in group sessions (for NHS Trusts, Care Homes etc), this is a fully immersive 8 minute Virtual Dementia Tour session, followed by a comprehensive 75 minute Training & Understanding session – a ‘must do’ experience for anyone involved in caring for people with dementia.

Certain to be extremely popular, you need to pre-book the Virtual Dementia Tour & Training Experience prior to your visit to the Show. (£45 fee includes your Alzheimer’s Show ticket). Click here for tickets.

Training 2 CARE’s Managing Director, Glenn Knight comments “The VDT is the only method of helping staff and families to really understand the changes that we need to make to become a dementia interpreter.  By understanding the issues faced by a person with dementia, we can unlock new ways to communicate, understand their behaviours, reduce frustration, anxiety and really improve their lives.  Training 2 CARE are proud to have delivered this amazing training across the UK and will continue to increase knowledge by allowing you to walk in their shoes”.

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.

Namaste Care Room – hosted by Ebury Court

This purpose-built room showcases how this sensory care programme helps those with end stage dementia.

The Namaste Care programme was developed from the Hindu term ‘Namaste’, meaning ‘to honour the spirit within’. The programme encourages residents to engage through sensory activities, combining music, therapeutic touch, food, colour and scents.

The daily programme comprises of intensive sensory stimulation for residents living with severe dementia and has been created to help eliminate or reduce pain, urinary tract infections, as well reduce the use of anti-psychotic medication and improve the quality of life.

Specialists from Ebury Court will be on hand to show how the care is provided and to answer questions.

100+ expert speakers across 4 engaging and informative theatres.

Hear from the experts
In the Dementia Matters Theatre leading professionals will speak on a wide range of topics including research developments, Alzheimer’s without dementia, managing behaviour, risk reduction, daily Question Time sessions, end of life care and listen to a personal experience of living with dementia.

Practical help and advice tips
The Talks Hub 1 will feature professionals covering a range of topics including the Mental Capacity Act, eating difficulties, legal issues, carers support and carers sharing experiences.

Learn about what’s new
The Talks Hub 2 will showcase the latest and best products and services from many organisations in short, interactive sessions. Topics include dementia environments, technology, activities, legal and finance.

Get involved
Take part in the Interactive Hub with sessions designed to help people supporting those with dementia. Activities include improving the home environment, art, technology and Individual Cognitive Stimulation therapy (iCST).

Alzheimer’s Society
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.

DUK logo-webDementia 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.