1-2-1 Dementia Advisor consultations
These consultations 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 will be joined by Marie Curie Information and Support Line Officers for specific information about dementia at end of life.
Consultations can be booked onsite on the day at the Alzheimer’s Society stand F10 and are on a first come first served basis.
45 minute informative, free interactive session based on the one day course ‘Stepping inside Dementia’.
By the end of the session participants will:
· understand what is dementia and the unique ways it affects people
· learn how to build positive relationships to support people with dementia
· recognise how our actions can affect the way a person connects with us
· take away 5 top tips for supporting people with dementia to live well
Sessions run 9.45am, 1pm and 4pm on Friday and Saturday. Sign up at the Alzheimer’s Society stand F10.
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 in 2016 were fully booked for both days and were able to offer invaluable advice and support to carers of people with dementia.
The Law Society Free Advice Surgeries
As part of attending The Alzheimer’s Show, the Law Society is running a series of FREE one to one advice surgeries with highly experienced and qualified solicitors, which can be booked on the day.
The Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS) is the recognised quality mark for legal experts in drafting wills and dealing with matters of probate.
Dementia Help’s Carers Corner
New online resource Dementia Help will be hosting a Carers Corner networking area at The Alzheimer’s Show in London on 9-10 June.
Carers Corner will welcome carers who want to meet and talk with other carers in similar situations and share their ideas, experiences and insights on looking after a loved one with dementia.
This networking area will be located next to the top left coffee area at the Show and you can simply come along and meet with other carers between 10am and 4pm on both days.
BAT & Butterfly Vs. Alzheimer’s. Table Tennis
Table Tennis – The World’s Number One Brain Sport! So designated, after extensive clinical studies, by U.S. and Japanese Neuroscientists.
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.
Inspired by the potential, the Bounce Alzheimer’s Therapy (BAT) Foundation, in collaboration with Butterfly, is taking the U.K. initiative, instigating comprehensive ‘Research & Therapy’ Programmes.
Alzheimer’s in the Frame: Memorable Icons
View an exclusive collection of original artworks created for The Alzheimer’s Show by a range of highly acclaimed and talented artists. The collection 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.