PREVENTION OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE – UNDERSTANDING HOW THIS MAY BE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE INTRODUCTION OF NEW MEDICATIONS
Thursday 6th August 11:00 – 12:00
Dr Emer MacSweeney, CEO and Consultant Neuroradiologist at Re:Cognition Health
Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease – understanding how this may be possible through the introduction of new medications.
Recent results from international clinical trials testing new medications, designed to slow down or ideally stop progression of Alzheimer’s symptoms, may be on the market sooner than previously expected. Understand how these medications work and the opportunities available, to access, today, tomorrow’s treatments, designed to prevent the progression of symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Presentation and Q&A.
OUT AND ABOUT WITH DEMENTIA ADVENTURE
Thursday 13th August 11:00 – 12:00
Debbie Anderson, Project Coordinator – Training, Research, Consultancy, Dementia Adventure
Out and About with Dementia Adventure.
Getting outdoors and engaging with the natural environment is good for all of us. Evidence shows it can also be hugely beneficial for people living with dementia. Things may have changed recently, but the importance of connection to nature and access to green space remains just as important. Dementia Adventure is a multi-award winning charity that has been supporting people to access nature for over 11 years by providing supported dementia holidays and training. Join us on this webinar, where we will share some of the research which may help you to live better with dementia. We also consider the new developments our inspiring charity has made to support individuals and organisations at this time and into the future. Presentation and Q&A.
LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS WHEN DIAGNOSED WITH DEMENTIA
Thursday 20th August 11:00 – 12:00
Andrew Robertson, Managing Director, McClure Solicitors
Legal considerations when diagnosed with Dementia.
McClure Solicitors will talk about advice and support your Solicitor can offer to help clients diagnosed with Dementia, including Wills, Powers of Attorney, Trusts, Deputyship, Council Tax, Funerals, and Probate. Presentation and Q&A.
MANAGING BEHAVIOURAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SYMPTOMS OF DEMENTIA
Wednesday 26th August 11:00 – 12:00
Dr Simon Adelman MRCPsych MSc PhD, Consultant Psychiatrist, Halcyon Doctors
Managing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.
Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia occur in up to 90% of people. They cause distress, institutionalisation and early death. The talk will outline the common symptoms, and discuss assessment and management. Presentation and Q&A.
TOP TIPS FOR COMMUNICATING WITH PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA
Thursday 3rd September 11:00 – 12:00
Angelo Makri, Knowledge Officer (Wellbeing), Alzheimer’s Society
Top tips for communicating with people with dementia.
A presentation aimed at carers, family members and friends of people with dementia, as well as health and social care professionals. Communication is an increasing issue for carers, people living with dementia and health and social care staff. But do you know how to engage and communicate effectively with people living with dementia? Presentation and Q&A.
If you missed any of the webinars, don’t worry, you can watch the recording anytime. Click on the button to register and access the video. The recordings will be available for 30 days from broadcast.
YOUR GUIDE TO DEMENTIA: HOW TO STAY AT HOME WITH THE RIGHT DEMENTIA CARE
Thursday 30th July 11:00 – 11:45
Jayne Vale – Expert Dementia Carer Trainer, Helping Hands Home Care
Your guide to dementia: How to stay at home with the right dementia care.
Independence. It’s something that many of us take for granted. Explore how focussing on enablement can allow someone with dementia to continue living in the home they know and love, with comfort, safety and independence. Presentation and Q&A.
THE BENEFITS OF SPECIALISED LIVE-IN CARE FOR DEMENTIA AND PRACTICAL TIPS AND TRICKS FOR FAMILY CARERS
Tuesday 28th July 11:00 – 12:00
Alexis Cibrano, Dementia Service Manager & Clinical Specialist, SweetTree Home Care Services
Specialised live-in care for Dementia and practical tips and tricks for family carers.
Can anyone become a ‘Expert’ Dementia Carer? The SweetTree Care Academy arms our carers with the tools to enable those with Dementia to find value in their world, we look to share some of our teachings and experiences that will hopefully result in tangible benefits for you and your loved ones. As well as insight – we uncover the invaluable role that specialist live-in care has to play in managing dementia in the future. 40 minute presentation and 20 minute Q&A.
ALZHEIMER’S AND GUM DISEASE: CLINICAL TRIALS IN 2020
Friday 24th July 11:00 – 12:00
Dr Stuart Ratcliffe, Chief Scientific Officer and Megan Young, Patient Engagement Coordinator, St. Pancras Clinical Research
Alzheimer’s and Gum Disease: Clinical Trials in 2020.
This session will explore what it’s like to take part in clinical trials for Alzheimer’s disease, and will focus on an exciting new clinical trial investigating the link between bacteria in the gums and Alzheimer’s disease. Presentation and Q&A.
DEMENTIA CARE AND COVID-19 – ADVICE AND SUPPORT DURING THE PANDEMIC
Thursday 9th July 11:00 – 12.00
Victoria Lyons and Caroline Woodcock, Admiral Nurse Helpline, Dementia UK
Dementia Care and Covid-19 – Advice and support during the pandemic.
The session will focus on the issues affecting people with dementia and their families around COVID and focus on what practical support Dementia UK can offer. We have dealt with a range of issues on our Helpline over recent months and also have a designated COVID hub on our website. Presentation and Q&A.
Alzheimer’s Show Webinars
Over the next few weeks we shall be running FREE webinars on a range of popular topics with expert speakers from our live shows. There will be an opportunity for Q&A’s with the speaker during each talk.
Our partners and supporters are running their own webinars that we are pleased to support and make available to our visitors. These are listed below and are updated regularly.
Read online or download our FREE digital guides covering issues such as Managing Behaviour, Choosing a Care Home and Finding Financial Help. They are packed full of practical advice and tips.
- Leading dementia organisations will be running webinars about their products and services as well as offering practical advice and information.
Dementia Skills Sessions
Dementia Adventure is running regular online Dementia Skills Sessions for family and friends who are supporting somebody with dementia. Attendees can safely connect with qualified trainers and other dementia carers, learn more about dementia and receive practical tips to help them in their supportive role. Professionals are also welcome to join the sessions. Sessions are free but booking is essential.
Free Digital Guides
Making a person with dementia safe at home. This guide covers important aspects like reducing the risk of falls and making domestic appliances safe, as well as other general advice sourced from experts.
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Improving your relationship. This guide has been compiled to help you enjoy the best possible relationship with a person living with dementia. It will enable you to communicate more clearly, so you can meet their needs.
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The benefits of exercise. A healthier carer makes a good carer and is also beneficial for those living with a diagnosis of dementia. This guide explores the significant benefits of being active and how to get started.
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Improving the eating habits of a person with dementia. This guide explains how appetite and eating habits can change in a person with dementia, and what you can do to make sure they follow the healthiest diet possible.
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Coping with challenging behaviour. This exclusive guide contains practical tips on coping with challenging behaviour. We hope you find it useful and you’re able to apply some of the advice here to your own situation.
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20 things every dementia carers should know. This guide contains 20 useful things every carer should know about dementia – which we hope you will find a useful resource when providing care for a loved one.
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