Talks & Topics

Hear individuals sharing their own experiences of caring for a person with dementia alongside professionals giving a range of practical advice talks.

As well as talks from carers and persons with dementia, you will hear expert presentations on a range of topics including nutrition, personal budgets, legal issues and what to do when a loved one needs help.

View the 2017 programme below

TIMETITLESPEAKER
10.50 – 11.20Improving hospital care for people with dementia. Hear the findings of Alzheimer’s Society’s research into people with dementia’s experiences in hospital and the emerging best practice about what can be done to improve care.Jane Welch, Stakeholder Relations Manager, Alzheimer's Society
11.30 – 11.50Alzheimer’s and my family. Rupert Stroud is a singer-songwriter who is passionate about raising awareness about dementia and its impact. He lost his beloved grandmother to Alzheimer’s in 2009 and often holds charity concerts in her memory to raise money for dementia research.Rupert Stroud, Alzheimer’s Research UK Champion
12.00 – 12.40Shining a light on carers' rights. Anna Gaughan, CEO of the national involvement network for carers and former carers of people with dementia, tide - together in dementia everyday, facilitates an open mic discussion about carers' rightsAnna Gaughan, CEO of tide - together in dementia everyday with carers and former carers from tide
13.30 – 13.50FTD - A daughter's perspective. Elianne Hawley’s mum has frontotemporal dementia, having been diagnosed at just 67. She was cared for at home by Elianne and her family for several years, then moved into a care home last year. Elianne is committed to doing all she can to raise awareness of dementia and its many symptoms.Elianne Hawley, Alzheimer’s Research UK supporter
14.00 – 14.30Eating and Drinking Well: Supporting People Living with Dementia. Practical advice for some of the challenges around eating and drinking that can be encountered by people living with dementia. Including the importance of activity in encouraging food and drink intake.Gill Hooper, Registered Nutritionist
14.40 – 15.10Dementia Law Clinic. This is an open Q&A session to discuss how the Mental Capacity Act 2005, and the deprivation of liberty safeguards, aim to protect the rights of those living with dementia. We will look, in particular, at lasting powers of attorney, advance decisions and statements, assessing capacity, and determining best interests. Neil Allen, Barrister and Senior Lecturer
15.20 – 15.50Emotional intelligence and dementia. How awareness of our emotions and those of other people helps people with dementia and those who support them interact in a way that impacts positively on our relationships and time together.Natalie Yates-Bolton, Senior Lecturer University of Salford and Lesley Calvert, Dementia Associate, Salford Institute for Dementia
TIMETITLESPEAKER
10.50 - 11.20 The experiences of young people who have a parent with dementia. Our study looked at the perceptions and experiences of 22 children and young people who have/had a parent with Young Onset Dementia. In this session we share their stories.Professor Pat Sikes, Project Director, University of Sheffield and Dr Mel Hall, Research Associate, University of Sheffield
11.30 - 11.50How dementia changed my life: Violet’s story. Sophie Howarth’s grandmother Violet was diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2009. After leaving university, Sophie put her career on hold to move in with her grandmother and become her full-time carer. She sadly passed away in early 2017. Sophie has since become a qualified dementia nurse.Sophie Howarth, Alzheimer’s Research UK Champion
12.00 - 12.30Who are the CQC and what do we do? An Inspection Manager from the CQC will explain the role CQC plays in ensuring that health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high quality care, and encouraging services to improve.Fiona Bryan, Inspection Manager, Care Quality Commission
13.30 - 14.10A Conversation About What Enables Well-Being For People Living With Young-Onset Dementia. We will have a discussion with people who have been diagnosed with dementia under the age of 65 who are part of the DEEP (Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project)and Young Dementia Network. We will be sharing experiences about living as well as possible with dementia.Paul Thomas. DEEP - The Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project and members of the DEEP network
14.20 - 14.50What to do when a loved one needs help. How to encourage a person with dementia to accept they need help and support, either from friends and family, or from external home care agencies, or even to consider the prospect of a care home. Helpful strategies for having that initial difficult conversation and how to put steps into place to make sure the person receives the care they need.Christina Macdonald, Author, Founder of Dementia Help and Alzheimer’s Show’s Online Editor
15.00 - 15.30Living with rarer dementias. This session will briefly explore some of the issues encountered by families living with the effects of rarer dementias including familial Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal dementias. Advice will be given about services and support that could be helpful for people diagnosed with these conditions, and their families. Hilda Hayo, Chief Admiral Nurse/CEO, Dementia UK