UK Government & Leading Dementia Charities Lend Support to The Alzheimer’s Show as the UK Unites to the Need to Improve Dementia Care, Services & Support
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- On 13th February 2013
* Prime Minister, David Cameron said: “The Alzheimer’s Show is an excellent way to raise awareness and understanding of dementia and to help those people with dementia, their carers and families to get the services and support they need
* Professor Alistair Burns, the Government’s Dementia Tsar, to speak at show on improving services and support for dementia
* Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends & Dementia UK’s Admiral Nurses to be at the event
* Over 40 exhibitors on-site to provide information, answers & solutions to visitors
13 February 2013 – London: Professor Alistair Burns and the UK’s leading Alzheimer’s and dementia experts and charities will be joined by over 40 businesses, service and solution providers committed to making living and working with dementia easier for the 800,000 people in the UK currently diagnosed with this illness.
Answering visitors’ questions throughout the two-day event will be representatives from Alzheimer’s Research UK. The Alzheimer Society’s and its representatives from Dementia Friends and Dementia UK’s, Admiral Nurses, both initiatives have been set up to provide an immediate source of information and support to those diagnosed with or caring for people with dementia and the related illnesses.
Professor Alastair Burns, national clinical director for dementia at the Department of Health will present on the challenge on dementia including driving improvements in health and care.
Other keynote speakers will include representatives from Alzheimer’s Research UK, talking about the latest developments in research; Alzheimer’s Society, Dementia UK and The Law Society, each of which will be imparting knowledge and discussing how products and services can help to ease the burden and uncertainty of a illness that affects each person differently.
The event will include exhibition stands from leading dementia and care specialists including care at home, care homes, assistive technology, legal advice, training, telecare, charity, education, home improvements, entertainment and physical and cognitive therapies.
All visitors to the show will have direct access to all presentations, questions and answer sessions and specialist exhibitors, with the option to see and try out for themselves many of the products and services on display.
“The Alzheimer’s Show was born from an urgent need to recognise and support the growing numbers of people in the UK whose lives are affected by dementia. There are currently 800,000 adults, from as young as 40, living with the disease in the UK,” explained Nigel Ward, Founder of The Alzheimer’s Show.
“The objective of the Alzheimer’s Show is to link-up individuals living with dementia, and their carers, friends, family, with the professionals and organisations which have the products and services that can make an immediate and very real difference to the lives of people with dementia. Often these products are hard to find, or their existence is not known. Our aim is to bring them all under one roof,” concluded Nigel Ward.
Venue: The Alzheimer’s Show will take place at The Royal Horticultural Halls, Lindley Hall, Elverton Street, London SW1P 2QW in London on the 19th & 20th April 2013.
Tickets cost £9 in advance online or £15 on the door. Concessions (60+, students, registered disabled) £8 in advance online / £14 on the door. Group booking: (10 or more): £7 in advance from www.alzheimersshow.co.uk. Children under 14 are free.
For more information, and for regular updates on conference sessions, speakers, exhibitors and general news, please visit www.alzheimersshow.co.uk and follow us @alzheimersshow and on Facebook.
To book a stand, contact Nigel Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please share this information with anyone you think might be interested in the show and on your Facebook page.
NOTES TO EDITOR:
*The term ‘dementia‘ describes a set of symptoms that include loss of memory, mood changes, and problems with communication and reasoning. There are many types of dementia. The most common are Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia. Dementia is progressive, which means the symptoms will gradually get worse. Source: Alzheimer’s Association.
About the Alzheimer’s Show
The Alzheimer’s Show is the only London care event in 2013. It is being held in association with Alzheimer’s Research UK and, uniquely, has the support of all the leading dementia charities – The Alzheimer’s Society, Guideposts Trust, Dementia Web and the Dementia Action Alliance. The Alzheimer’s Show will be taking part in the regional care events organised by the Great British Care Shows. These nine events will be showcasing excellence in social care aimed at the local care sector. We are pleased to have support from David Cameron, Care Services Department and Professor Alistair Burns. As a member of the Dementia Action Alliance, The Alzheimer’s Show fully supports the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia. www.alzheimersshow.co.uk @alzheimersshow
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