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Alzheimer's Matters Theatre

The main theatre will host talks on a wide range of key topics for carers, relatives and professionals as well as chaired ‘Question Time’ sessions.

Speakers include: George McNamara, Alzheimer’s Society; Dr Rosa Sancho, ARUK; Andrea Sutcliffe, CQC and Hilda Hayo, Dementia UK. Also Joy Watson will be giving an inspirational talk on living with dementia.

View the 2017 programme below

TIMETITLESPEAKER
10.30 - 10.40A welcome and introduction to this year's Alzheimer's ShowGeorge McNamara, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Alzheimer's Society
10.40 - 11.10Delivering Integrated Dementia CareAlzheimer's Society
11.15 - 11.55The latest research and innovative approaches aiming to tackle dementia. Dementia is our greatest medical challenge. Scientists across the world are working to find different ways to diagnose, prevent and treat dementia. Dr Sancho will give a background to the diseases that lead to this complex condition and provide an update on recent progress in research.Dr Rosa Sancho, Head of Research, Alzheimer’s Research UK
12.00 - 12.30Quality Matters – how do we make high quality care a reality? Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, Care Quality Commission
12.40 - 13.30QUESTION TIME. Put your questions to a panel of experts on topics relating to dementia and care.
Dr Rosa Sancho, Head of Research, Alzheimer’s Research UK
Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, Care Quality Commission
Chair: George McNamara, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Alzheimer's Society
14.00 – 14.25TBCProf. Peter Mittler
14.30 - 14.55Reducing Social Isolation and Loneliness. Alzheimer's Society
15.00 - 15.25Getting a diagnosis. Early recognition and accurate diagnosis of dementia combined with appropriate post diagnostic support and interventions, can reduce the distress experienced by the whole family. If a person has a timely diagnosis of dementia it can enable them to actively engage in making plans and decisions about their finances, work, welfare and legal matters. Hilda Hayo, Chief Admiral Nurse/CEO, Dementia UK
15.30 - 16.15End of Life Care - panel debate. Dying well with dementia. Diminishing capacity means it is important for the person with dementia to plan for the end of their life at an early stage. This session explores the key aspects that can constitute towards dying well with dementia.Alzheimer's Society/Marie Curie. Jacqueline Crowther PhD, Admiral Nurse, Kirkwood Hospice
TIMETITLESPEAKER
10.40 - 10.50A welcome and introduction to this year's Alzheimer's ShowAlzheimer's Society
10.50 - 11.15Reducing your risk of Dementia - link with ResearchAlzheimer's Society
11.15 - 11.55Discovering new ways to tackle dementia. Our bodies use inflammation as a defence system to protect us from damage, but if these systems go wrong, could this contribute to diseases like Alzheimer’s? Dr Brough talks about his work looking at whether drugs that dampen down inflammation could be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease.Dr David Brough, dementia researcher and senior lecturer at the University of Manchester, funded by Alzheimer’s Research UK
12.00 - 12.25Dementia - A personal viewJoy Watson
12.30 - 13.20QUESTION TIME. Put your questions to a panel of experts on topics relating to dementia and care.
Ian Weatherhead, Admiral Nurses.
Dr David Brough, dementia researcher and senior lecturer at the University of Manchester, funded by Alzheimer’s Research UK.
Joy Watson.
Chair: Alzheimer's Society
14.00 - 14.30Alzheimer's vs DementiaDr Emer MacSweeney, CEO Re:Cognition Health & Consultant Neuroradiologist
14.30 - 14.55Family involvement in acute & care homes - What can you do? (active involvement, making decisions) Angela Moore, Admiral Nurse Clinical Specialist Dementia Lead, Dementia UK
15.00 - 15.25Living Well - Tips and strategies - Dementia Friendly HomesAlzheimer's Society