Alzheimer's Matters Theatre
View the 2017 programme below
|10.30 - 10.40||A welcome and introduction to this year's Alzheimer's Show||Bernadine McCrory, Operations Director, Alzheimer's Society|
|10.40 - 11.10||Delivering Integrated Care for people with dementia. What are the benefits of integrated care for people with dementia? Including examples of innovative practice in integrated dementia care.||Hazel Bayley, Regional Operations Manager, Alzheimer's Society|
|11.15 - 11.55||The 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 - 12.30||Quality Matters – how do we make high quality care a reality?||Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, Care Quality Commission|
|12.40 - 13.30||QUESTION 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.
Prof Peter Mittler.
Hazel Bayley, Regional Operations Manager, Alzheimer's Society
|Chair: Bernadine McCrory, Operations Director, Alzheimer's Society|
|14.00 – 14.25||People with dementia receive the worst care in the developed world (OECD 2015): A Human Rights Issue. This year the UK government is being held to account for implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. I will give some examples of how the rights of people with dementia are being ignored. You can do the same.||Professor Peter Mittler, CBE, Hon. Research Fellow and Emeritus Professor of Special Needs Education, University of Manchester. Human Rights Adviser, Alzheimer’s Disease International and Dementia Alliance International|
|14.30 - 14.55||Reducing Social Isolation and Loneliness by enabling and empowering people with dementia. How Dementia Friendly Communities and pioneering volunteering programme, Side by Side, are helping to reduce loneliness and isolation for people affected by dementia.||Lisa Beck, Side by Side Programme Lead, Alzheimer's Society|
|15.00 - 15.25||Getting 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 - 16.15||Dying well with dementia - panel discussion. All people who develop dementia will have dementia at the end of their lives, either as the condition they die from or as a factor which may complicate the care of a different condition. This session explores the key aspects that can constitute towards dying well with dementia.||Chair: Sue Clarke, Operations Manager, Alzheimer's Society
Jacqueline Crowther PhD, Admiral Nurse
Andrea Rees, Clinical Nurse Manager, Marie Curie
|10.40 - 10.50||A welcome and introduction to this year's Alzheimer's Show||Hazel Blears, Alzheimer's Society Trustee|
|10.50 - 11.15||Converting skin cells to brain cells in dementia research. Alzheimer’s Society Research fellow David Hicks explains how using cutting-edge techniques that transform skin cells into brain cells in the lab is helping researchers to understand what happens in the brain in dementia||David Hicks, Alzheimer's Society Research fellow|
|11.15 - 11.55||Discovering 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 - 12.25||Dementia - A personal view||Joy Watson was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in her mid-50s.|
|12.30 - 13.20||QUESTION TIME. Put your questions to a panel of experts on topics relating to dementia and care.|
Hilda Hayo, Chief Admiral Nurse/CEO, Dementia UK.
Dr David Brough, dementia researcher and senior lecturer at the University of Manchester, funded by Alzheimer’s Research UK.
Dr Emer MacSweeney, CEO Re:Cognition Health & Consultant Neuroradiologist
|Chair: Hazel Blears, Alzheimer's Society Trustee|
|14.00 - 14.30||Alzheimer’s without Dementia. Explaining Dementia vs AD. Making an early diagnosis of AD, before dementia occurs. What happens in the brain in AD? How new medications available, internationally, in final phase clinical trials can slow progression of AD or improve symptoms of memory loss.||Dr Emer MacSweeney, CEO Re:Cognition Health & Consultant Neuroradiologist|
|14.30 - 14.55||Family involvement in acute care- what can you do? This talk will discuss why family involvement and effective communication is so important when a person is admitted to hospital and how this impacts on the family and patient experience. The benefits will be identified as reduced anxiety and stress for the person with the diagnosis of dementia and their family. In addition, there is a potential for reduced length of stay in a hospital ward.||Angela Moore, Admiral Nurse Clinical Specialist Dementia Lead, Dementia UK|
|15.00 - 15.25||A practical guide to living with memory problems. This workshop will focus on practical strategies for living well with dementia or memory problems. Many of the ideas are suggestions from people with dementia or memory problems, family carers and research.||Sue Clarke, Alzheimer's Society and Dr Ann Johnson, Alzheimer's Society Ambassador|