What you’ll find at The Alzheimer’s Show 2022

Virtual Dementia Tour

FREE Virtual Dementia Tour Taster Session

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

The Virtual Dementia Tour is a proven method for understanding what people with dementia go through on a daily basis.

Turn up on the day to book your FREE taster session at the Virtual Dementia Tour – Stand A7.

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 eight-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.

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 G7 and are on a first come first served basis.

DUK logo-webAdmiral 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 B1 and are on a first come first served basis.

100+ expert speakers across three theatres.

Dementia Matters Theatre
Leading professionals will speak on a wide range of topics including research developments, communication, managing behaviour, risk reduction, daily Question Time sessions, end of life care and listen to a personal experience of living with dementia.

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

Talks Hub 2
This 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.

All of the speaker sessions are fully CPD Accredited and you will be able to download certificates and points direct to your phone at the show.

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.

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.

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.

Dementia Interpreters Course.

The challenges surrounding communication when supporting people with dementia is probably the first thing anyone who comes into direct or indirect contact with people who have dementia.  Support staff and families must be taught how to adjust the way they communicate to a person with dementia to improve outcomes for all.  The Dementia Interpreters course will be giving small taster sessions where we will take away your ability to speak, see, hear and move your body and force you to find new ways to communicate and recognise the changes that people need to make so that you can understand them.  Outstanding, frightening, frustrating and isolating, this is a part of the show that you really do not want to miss.

Dementia and Care Exhibitors.

Discover hundreds of practical ideas and new solutions from a wide range of dementia and care specialists. Exhibitors include businesses and organisations offering a range of products and services including: care at home, care homes, living aids, reminiscence therapy, funding, training, telecare, assistive technology, charity, research, legal, education and finance.