Exhibitor Workshop Theatre

At the heart of the exhibition, this theatre showcases the latest and best products and services from exhibitors in short, interactive sessions.

A wide variety of information  and advice is given in these 20 minute sessions, including topics such as; ‘Young Onset Dementia’, Dementia Environments’, ‘Supporting Carers’, ‘Technology’ and ‘ Lasting Power of Attorney’.

View the 2017 programme below

TIMETITLEEXHIBITOR / SPEAKER
11.00 – 11.20Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service: Safe and Well. The presentation will cover: What is a Safe and Well visit - The link between fire risk and health - Dementia and fire risk - Strategies to improve fire safety - How to make a referral for a safe and well visitGreater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service. Paula Breeze, Health and Social Care Co-ordinator
11.25 – 11.55Early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease in 2017: possible and important. Early diagnosis is critical to change the future of AD. Science is unlocking the answers, with new sensitive tests for very early diagnosis and emerging evidence that new generation medications and management of lifestyle risk factors, can delay onset and slow progression cognitive symptoms. Re:Cognition Health. Dr Joanne Rodda, Consultant Cognitive Psychiatrist
12.00 – 12.20An Active Approach to Dementia Care using Dutch techniques - Tovertafel (Magic Table) UK. A summary of how Dutch research can be used to increase social, cognitive and physical interaction in people living with dementia (including an explanation of how the Tovertafel (Magic Table) uses these techniques to change the world of dementia one interaction at a time).Tovertafel UK. John Ramsay, Director
12.30 – 13.00Understanding the person and avoiding distress. Looking for the meaning behind behaviours and how using personalised communication toolkits can support wellbeing. An interaction session to help see behaviour as a means of communication and learn ways to respond appropriately.Four Seasons Health Care. Colin Sheeran, Lead Dementia Facilitator
13.30 – 14.00How to use music effectively in your healthcare setting. An insightful talk of ways and ideas of how you can use music in your care setting to help improve the well-being and happiness of the people that you work with. Musical Moments™ Enterprises (UK) Ltd. Beckie Morley, Director and Founder
14.10 – 14.30Enhancing the Dementia Care Environment. We explain how to make improvements, ranging from the “must dos” to the “great to dos” and include academic research as well as anecdotal evidence to support the need for change.Find Memory Care. Karen Clayton, Dementia Environment Specialist
14.40 – 15.10Help Beat Dementia. Only research will enhance our understanding of Dementia and help us find and develop better, more effective treatments. Join Dementia Research is an innovative service that matches people with dementia, their families and carers with research taking place across the UK. Be part of helping to prevent and treat dementia - Join Dementia Research today. www.joindementiaresearch.nihr.ac.ukJoin Dementia Research. Dr Clare Shaw, Delivery Manager
15.20 – 15.40Living well with Dementia. The Sunrise Senior Living ethos of supporting residents to live enriched lives is put into practice with the Live with Purpose programme. Ideas for supporting residents at all levels of ability to live well with dementia will be shared with the audience.Sunrise Senior Living. Francis Bosompim, Dementia Specialist
15.50 – 16.10Refreshing, Reliable, Ready; Helping with Hydration in the Dietary Management of Dysphagia. Outline of dysphagia and its consequences along with approaches to manage it.Kora Healthcare. Mark Blowers, Commercial Director
TIMETITLEEXHIBITOR / SPEAKER
11.00 – 11.20MindforYou - A genuine break together for people living with dementia. Holidays for people living with dementia and their family can be challenging with travel, strange environments and rigid schedules. Imagine dementia friendly travel, accommodation, excursions and support from 9am to 9pm. Understand the benefits a MindforYou personalised holiday can have.MindforYou. Carol Sargent, CEO
11.30 – 11.50Alzheimer's - "The Inner Peace Process for Carers - My Own Journey." Sylvia shares her journey as a carer for Young Onset Alzheimers with ther husband, how she used her past nursing and care management skills along with emotional coaching and spiritual skills to find blessings along the way which led to the devlelopment of The Carers Coaching Academy with courses and materials to help professional and lay carers. She will also introduce a Franchising Opportunity for a unique and timely enterprise.Carers Coaching Academy. Sylvia Bryden-Stock CEO and Master Coach
12.00 – 12.20Supporting communities to plan ahead and get the care that’s right for them. Compassion in Dying will talk about why it is so important to think about and record your wishes for treatment and care, and their work helping people to do so.Compassion in Dying. Esther Nimmo, Outreach and Training Lead
13.30 - 13.55Dementia Care Framework: How the use of personalised communication toolkits as a non-pharmacological approach to avoid distress had led to improved clinical outcomes and wellbeing.Four Seasons Health Care. Colin Sheeran, Lead Dementia Facilitator
14.00 – 14.20Taking Care With Technology. Engaging the consumer at the design stage is the key to success in developing technology enabled care solutions for vulnerable people and their carers that are accessible, simple and easy to use. KMS Solutions. John Hearns, Managing Director
14.30 – 14.50Maintaining dignity, Identity and individuality in the later stages of dementia. Barbara Lewis talks about the importance of clothing and appearance and how thoughtful design can make a difference to the lives of both the care giver and care receiver.Limon Attire Ltd. Barbara Lewis, Director & Founder
15.00 – 15.30An Active Approach to Dementia Care using Dutch techniques - Tovertafel (Magic Table) UK. A summary of how Dutch research can be used to increase social, cognitive and physical interaction in people living with dementia (including an explanation of how the Tovertafel (Magic Table) uses these techniques to change the world of dementia one interaction at a time).Tovertafel UK. John Ramsay, Director