The Alzheimer’s Show Manchester, held in association with Alzheimer’s Society and sponsored by Community Integrated Care, ran for the first time in July 2014. Over 1,000 family and professional carers attended the event and listened to inspiring talks by first class speakers, took part in practical workshops and met exhibitors to find about the very best and latest products and services.
The Alzheimer’s Show Manchester included:
A range dementia and care exhibitors
These included care at home, care homes, living aids, funding, legal advice, respite care, complementary therapies, training, telecare, assistive technology, charity, research, education and finance. Click here for list of exhibitors.
Alzheimer’s Matters Theatre
This main theatre, seating 140, hosted in depth talks on key topics of interest for carers, relatives and professionals as well as chaired ‘Question Time’ sessions on both days.
Alzheimer’s Talks & Topics Theatre
This open plan theatre provided a unique platform for individuals to share personal experiences of caring for a person with dementia and a series of practical advice sessions on topics such as music, yoga and assistive living aids.
The Exhibitor Workshop Theatre
At the heart of the exhibition, this theatre hosted presentations from twenty exhibitors in short interactive sessions.
Admiral Nurses 1-2-1 Clinics
The 1-2-1 clinics enabled visitors to have free 25 minute confidential sessions with an Admiral Nurse, health nurses specialising in dementia.
A quite space for those with dementia and their families.
The Rt. Hon. Hazel Blears MP, Labour MP for Salford and Eccles said:
“The Alzheimer’s Show is a fantastic way of raising awareness of dementia and providing really useful information to people affected by this awful condition. It will be a great opportunity to hear about the latest developments in helping people to live well with dementia and ultimately finding a cure, bringing together people affected by dementia, carers, professionals and experts.”