Caring and dementia: Support, advice & education.

26th & 27th January 2021

On the 26th and 27th of January 2021, in partnership with Alzheimer’s Society, you can join 2 days of live practical online presentations which will provide you with a better understanding of dementia to help you support those you care for and make a positive difference.

This is an online event. A Zoom link will be emailed to all registered participants upon registration the week before and the day before the event.

Join us live or catch up later! The recording, plus 3 bonus sessions will be available for 30 days following the event.

Topics include:

  • Worried a relative may have dementia and how to get a diagnosis
  • An update from CQC on dementia
  • Understanding delirium
  • Staying active and independent
  • Living well with dementia – a personal view
  • Medicines and dementia – an overview
  • Enhancing the dementia care environment
  • The positive impact of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy in care homes
  • How to reduce the symptoms of dementia
  • Facilitating good communication with a person with dementia
  • Eating difficulties and dementia – practical approaches
  • New Alzheimer’s treatments on the horizon
  • Time and Place – Intergenerational creative project
  • Namaste Care – outstanding improvement in quality of life for those with end stage dementia
  • Paying for care
  • Planning early – the key to ensuring a brighter future in later life

You will also be able to connect and share experiences with other attendees and have the opportunity to put questions to the expert speakers.

Book the 2 days now for just £17.99* for public/carer/family member and £32.99* for professionals.

Get in touch if you want to book a group of tickets on invoice: nward@alzheimersshow.co.uk

Professionals will receive confirmation of attendance to put towards their personal CPD. Price includes 30 days access to recordings of all the webinars, speaker presentation slides and access to three previously recorded sessions. *Booking fee applies

What’s included in the ticket price:

  • 2 days of live webinars from 16 speakers. Experts speakers will present 40 minute webinars including 10 minutes for questions.
  • Access to recordings for 30 days. If you miss or wish to re-watch, any of the live webinars, you can view recordings of them for 30 days after the series has ended.
  • Speaker presentation slides. Available to download.
  • BONUS: Free access to 3 previously recorded sessions for 30 days.
    1. Specialised live-in care for Dementia and practical tips and tricks for family carers
    2. Understanding Lewy body dementia; how does it differ?
    3. Risk factors for dementia – and how to reduce them

Speakers include:

Dr Emer MacSweeney, CEO and Consultant Neuroradiologist at Re:Cognition Health
Dr Tim Beanland, Head of Knowledge Management, Alzheimer’s Society
Alison Murray, Head of Inspection, Adult Social Care, London
Anne Child MBE, Pharmacy and Dementia Specialist Leads
Angelo Makri, Wellbeing Knowledge Officer, Alzheimer’s Society
Jackie Pool, Dementia Care Champion

See below detailed information on the 26th & 27th January online event:

Webinar programme

TIMETITLESPEAKER
9.30 - 9.35Welcome and introduction.Nigel Ward, Event Director, The Alzheimer's Show
9.35 - 10.15Assessment for possible dementia: why, when and how
This talk dives into the assessment process for dementia. Beginning with the key symptoms Tim will discuss what to do if you are worried about someone’s memory, the steps to take to gain a diagnosis, and why this is important.
• What are the key symptoms of dementia to be aware of?
• Why is it worth getting a diagnosis?
• What do I do if I am worried about someone’s memory?
• What is the assessment process like?
• What happens afterwards?
Dr Tim Beanland, Head of Knowledge Management, Alzheimer's Society
10.20 - 11.00Medicines and dementia - an overview
General information in relation to medicines prescribed to support those living with a dementia.
• Medicines recommended by NICE
• Medicines and behaviours/ distress reactions
Anne Child MBE, Pharmacy and Dementia Specalist Leads
11.00 - 11.15BREAK
11.15 - 11.55Living Well with Dementia, a penny farthing and a 'Slow Puncture'
• Brief summary of diagnosis and its repercussions
• Last year’s activities: cycling, fund-raising and raising awareness
• How do I live well?
• The importance of harnessing local support (family, friends, businesses)
• “Slow Puncture” – the book of Living Well with Dementia
Peter Berry from Suffolk was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2015, aged 52
12.00 - 12.40An update from the CQC on Dementia
The CQC will take a look back at what work has been done to support the delivery of quality dementia provision and where we are today.
• Overview of the work CQC has done during the pandemic.
• Reflection on the impact of Covid-19 on the care sector and in particular on people living with dementia.
• Celebration of good practice to address these challenges.
• What next?
Alison Murray, Head of Inspection, Adult Social Care, London at the Care Quality Commission (CQC)
12.40 - 13.20LUNCH BREAK
13.20 - 14.00Enhancing the dementia care environment
Improving the care setting to support independence, confidence and dignity.
• A good toilet strategy. Reducing incontinence episodes, risk of falls and agitation
• Improving communal spaces for better orientation and engagement
• Enhancing spaces for increased social interaction
• Showcase your home
Karen Clayton, Dementia Environment Consultant, Find Memory Care
14.05 - 14.45How to reduce the symptoms of dementia?
Jackie Pool, author of ‘Reducing the Symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease’ and ‘The PAL Instrument’ will describe how services can use simple techniques to support people to live well with dementia.
• The theory and practical use of the Pool Activity Level (PAL) Instrument in enabling the support of service users at different stages of dementia will be described.
• New care service opportunities for using evidence-based rehabilitation approaches will be discussed as ways of reducing the symptoms of dementia and supporting individuals to engage in meaningful everyday activity
Jackie Pool, Dementia Care Champion
14.45 - 15.00BREAK
15.00 - 15.40Understanding delirium
Dementia or delirium how do we understand the differences and why do we need to act fast?
• The common features
• Types and Causes
• Help and support
Nicki Bones, CEO, SweetTree Home Care Services
15.45 - 16.25Staying active and independent
This presentation will discuss the importance of staying active and independent for people with dementia and how this can be achieved.
• How function changes for people with dementia
• Why staying active is important
• How someone with dementia can be, or supported to be active as the disease progresses
• How this can be facilitated during the pandemic
Louise Howe, Occupational Therapist
16.25Closing commentsNigel Ward, Event Director, The Alzheimer's Show
TIMETITLESPEAKER
9.30 - 9.35Welcome and introduction.Nigel Ward, Event Director, The Alzheimer's Show
9.35 - 10.15Facilitating good communication with a person with dementia.
This talk will provide background information about the effects of dementia on communication, before detailing how to best communicate with someone affected by dementia, including verbal and non-verbal communication.
• How dementia can affect communication
• Preparing to communicate
• How and what to communicate
• Non-verbal communication
Angelo Makri, Wellbeing Knowledge Officer, Alzheimer's Society
10.20 - 11.00Eating difficulties and dementia - practical approaches
Meeting eating and drinking needs is a common concern for those caring for people living with dementia – this presentation gives some practical suggestions of things that may help.
• Unplanned weight loss may be one of the first signs of dementia but is often missed
• Nutritional problems can be common for those living with dementia and can be very concerning for their carers
• There are many practical approaches which can help
Alison Smith, Prescribing Support Consultant Dietitian/ Committee Member - British Dietetic Association Older People Specialist Group
11.00 - 11.15BREAK
11.15 - 11.55Time and Place - Intergenerational Creative Project
Challenges/successes of planning and delivering nationally a creative intergenerational project involving people with dementia and young undergraduates.
Keith Oliver, Alzheimer's Society Ambassador and guests
12.00 - 12.40New Alzheimer’s treatments on the horizon
There are many exciting recent research developments for Alzheimer’s and we are cautiously optimistic that new medications could be on the horizon, sooner than expected.
Learn how the new generation Alzheimer’s treatments are designed to slow or ideally halt progession of the disease and its symptoms, why early detection and treatment is possible with the development of sophisticated biomarkers and how to avail of these opportunities today.
• Alzheimer’s – a new paradigm and a different future …
• The crucial role of new biomarkers for early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s
• A future with new-generation Alzheimer's treatments - how they work.
• Opportunities to access tomorrow’s potential treatments, today.
• The importance of non-pharmacological intervention to lower risks of developing AD.
Dr Emer MacSweeney, CEO and Consultant Neuroradiologist, Re:Cognition Health
12.40 - 13.20LUNCH BREAK
13.20 - 14.00Namaste Care - outstanding improvement in quality of life for those with end stage dementia.
• How to improve the quality of life for those with end stage dementia
• How to use sensory stimulation to connect with those with end stage dementia
• How to reduce or erradicate pain, UTI’s or the use of anti-psychotic medication
Beverley Manzar, Registered Manager, Ebury Court Care Home
14.05 - 14.45Paying for care
Talking through the rules and frequently asked questions we receive on our helpline.
• How people with dementia pay for care
• How property is treated in the finiancial assessment including deferred payment scheme
• What happens when a relative with dementia wants to pool resources and move in with their family
• Gifting money
• NHS continuing care for people with dementia
Sara Wilcox, CEO, Pathways Through Dementia
14.45 - 15.00BREAK
15.00 - 15.40Planning early - the key to ensuring a brighter future in later life
Exploring the ways in which planning early can benefit later life.
• The importance planning early
• How to ensure you remain in control?
• What are the most important decisions to make early
• Building in the flexibility change your mind
Barry Sweetbaum, MD and Founder, SweetTree Home Care Services
15.45 - 16.25The positive impact of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy in care homes
An overview of introducing CST and iCST in to Sunrise and Gracewell care homes, and its impact on people’s cognition and wellbeing.
This presentation will look at what we have learnt about rolling out CST over the past year, including:
• How the programme was introduced
• The impact of the group sessions on people’s cognition and wellbeing
• Considerations around faciliting CST and iCST in care homes
• The impact of iCST during Covid-19
Asa Johnson, Project manager- activities and memory care
16.25Closing commentsNigel Ward, Event Director, The Alzheimer's Show

Presenters biographies

Dr Tim Beanland, Head of Knowledge Management, Alzheimer’s Society
Tim’s team owns the Society’s practical dementia content for people affected by the condition. This covers the information pages on our website and a print portfolio of more than 100 publications. He started at the Society in 2010, at a time when his late mother was being diagnosed with vascular dementia.

Tim has a BA in biochemistry and a PhD in evolutionary biology. He lives in Winchester with his family.
Alison Murray, Head of Inspection, Adult Social Care, CQC London
Alison is a registered nurse, with many years’ experience in both the NHS and private sector. She has specialist qualifications in the care of older people, and spent a number of years managing large nursing homes. Alison has worked in regulation since 2002. She worked with Bradford University to devise the Short Observational Framework for Inspection (SOFI), and led its implementation within CSCI/CQC. Alison is currently Head of Inspection in London and takes the lead for dementia care within the CQC Adult Social Care Directorate.
Peter Berry, retired. Diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2015 aged 52
Peter owned a successful timber business which he was forced to give up at the age of 50 after his diagnosis of early onset dementia. Peter is passionate about all types of bikes and owns several, including a 1955 Claud Butler and a penny farthing. His book, “Slow Puncture” written with Deb Bunt, was published in September 2020 by The Book Guild.
Anne Child MBE, Pharmacy and Dementia Specalist Leads
Anne joined RMBI Care Co. as Pharmacy and Dementia Specialist Lead in 2016, to support and advance dementia care in its Homes.

A qualified pharmacist for over 30 years, Anne is highly passionate about her profession. She has worked as a Community Pharmacist, a Lead Pharmacist for Mental Health within a PCT, a Lead Pharmacist in a Nurse Lead intermediate community setting for older people and more recently in direct dementia care in Health and Social Care. She is a special advisor to CQC and continues to work with academic colleagues on new initiatives whenever she can.

In 2014, Anne was appointed a Member of the British Empire for services to dementia and in 2015 she became the programme guardian for care home medication and dementia modules with the College of Pharmacy Practice. She is currently working on a number of dementia projects at RMBI Care Co. including how the charity can continue to best support residents, their families and staff now and in the years to come.
Karen Clayton 150x176Karen Clayton, Dementia Environment Consultant, Find Memory Care
Karen has been a consultant with Find for 12 years and has a wealth of experience in enhancing healthcare environments. Using research and case studies, she puts the service user at the centre of all enhancements to create truly dementia-frendly spaces that result in better quality of life and wellbeing for residents and patients.
Jackie Pool, Dementia Care Champion
An experienced occupational therapist, Jackie has worked in a number of high-profile roles for some of the country’s largest health and social care providers. She is also the founder of the PAL Instrument has authored many books and articles on the topic of dementia.

Currently Jackie works as QCS’ Dementia Care Champion, as well as a researcher at the Universities of Manchester and Exeter. Jackie is also a multi-award winner she won the ‘National Dementia Care Award’ for ‘Best Dementia Care and was also recognised by NAPA for her outstanding career contribution.
Nicki Bones, CEO, SweetTree Home Care Services
SweetTree’s CEO, Nicki Bones, is a Registered Mental Health nurse with more than 35 years’ experience in Health and Social Care. Her vision to provide the highest possible quality care was realised as a founding member of the organisation, Nicki continues to fulfil her passion by proudly leading the SweetTree team to the forefront of Home Care.
Louise Howe, Occupational Therapist
Louise Howe is an occupational therapists who has worked in mental health services for 20 years, and specialised in dementia care for the last ten years, including working with people with dementia in an acute medical hospital, the community and in care homes. Louise is currently working on a research trial entitled Promoting Independence Activity and Stability in Early Dementia.
Angelo-Makri_Webinar-150x176Angelo Makri, Wellbeing Knowledge Officer, Alzheimer's Society
Angelo has worked on the National Dementia Helpline for eight years – as one of the Advisers, as the Helpline Coordinator, and lastly as Helpline Supervisor. He has trained staff in many areas of dementia care, including effective communication, managing changes in behaviour, and supporting the wellbeing of carers.
He holds degrees in law and psychology.
Alison Smith, Prescribing Support Consultant Dietitian/ Committee Member - British Dietetic Association Older People Specialist Group
Alison has been qualified as a Dietitian for more than 20 years, and for the last 7 years has worked as a Prescribing Support Dietitian within a Clinical Commissioning Group. Her role focusses on appropriate identification and treatment of malnutrition and appropriate prescribing of all products relating to nutrition, with a particular remit for appropriate prescription of oral nutritional supplements. Her particular interests include malnutrition, nutrition screening, care homes, dysphagia, dementia, frailty, pressure ulcers and end of life.
Alison was the chair of the Older People Specialist Group of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) for the last 4 years, and continues to represent dietitians working with older people on a number of national initiatives and speaks at many national conferences.
Keith Oliver
Keith is a former headteacher who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2010. He is an Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador, campaigner, published author and founder member of the 3 Nations Dementia Working Group.
Dr Emer MacSweeney, CEO and Consultant Neuroradiologist at Re:Cognition Health
Dr MacSweeney co-founded award-winning brain and mind clinic Re:Cognition Health in 2011 to provide a specialist clinical service for the assessment, early, accurate diagnosis and access to the most effective treatments available world wide, for conditions causing cogntive impairment, in all ages. The Re:Cognition Health Clinics in London, Birmingham, Essex, Surrey and Plymouth and Washington DC are also major centres for international trials for disease-modifying and new symptomatic drugs for Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological conditions.
Beverley Manzar, Registered Manager, Ebury Court Care Home
Beverley has worked in Health/Social Care for over 40 years, starting in Mental Health then Child Protection, in the community and a London teaching hospital where she managed the service developing a passion for working with elderly, especially those with dementia and on palliative care. Registered Manager at Ebury Court since 2004 leading it to two outstanding CQC inspections, GSF accreditation for the past 10 years and winning dementia care manager (2019) and ‘care home of the year’ (2020) in the National Dementia Care Awards.
Sara Wilcox, CEO Pathways Through Dementia
Sara worked at the Court of Protection, Dementia Concern Ealing and Alzheimer’s Society before setting up Pathways Through Dementia. She runs a helpline service open to the public and delivers talks and training for a range of audiences including Admiral Nurse professional development days, cares groups, and for organisations such as Merseyside Police, and Premium Credit Ltd. Her charity specialises in the legal and financial aspects of the dementia journey.
Barry Sweetbaum, MD and Founder, SweetTree Home Care Services
Barry Sweetbaum is an American citizen who has lived in the UK for over 40 years. Throughout his career he has worked in both the public (NHS) and the private healthcare sectors. He is the co-founder of SweetTree Home Care Services and more recently established SweetTree Connect which uses internet of things technology to help frail, elderly and vulnerable individuals to remain well and safe in their own homes.
Asa Johnson, Project manager- activities and memory care at Sunrise and Gracewell care homes
Asa Johnson has worked in social care for 8 years, previously with Woking Borough Council and AnchorHanover, and has been with Sunrise and Gracewell since 2018. In his current role, he supports the teams in enabling residents to Live with Purpose.

Ticket prices | Timings |  How to view | Recordings

Ticket typePrice
Public/Carer/Family member£17.99
Professional£32.99
• This is the price for access to the live two day series and includes 30 day access to recordings of all webinars and speaker presentation slides
• Booking fees apply: £1.99 for public/carer/family member and £3.16 for professionals

Tuesday 26th January 2021  9.30 – 4.30
Wednesday 27th January 2021  9.30 – 4.30

How to view
We will send you an email containing joining details upon registration, a reminder one week before and one the day before. Our webinars are broadcast on Zoom.

In order to watch the webinar you will need the following:

  • A computer, tablet or smartphone with working speakers (a computer is preferable to better view the presentations, participate in live polls and chat with other attendees if you wish)
  • An internet connection with a good speed

The email we send to you has a link for you to join the webinar. Your joining link is unique to your email address (the email address entered when your booking was made, and where you received your booking confirmation and reminder emails). When you wish to join a webinar please ensure you are logged into Zoom using this email address rather than an alternative, otherwise you may experience a delay.

If you do not already have Zoom downloaded on your device, you will be prompted to download the free software and set up an account – this should only take two minutes to complete.

If possible, it is good to have Zoom installed prior to the event.

Please try and join the webinar a few minutes early in order to allow time for the Zoom download if necessary, (it may ask you to register again – just put in your name and the email you registered with) and to be ready for the start at 9.30am.

Alternatively you may wish to watch the webinars when it’s most convenient to you. If so, we will email you details on how to access video recordings of all webinars in the series the week following the event. You will have 30 days to watch them.

If you don’t receive a booking confirmation or joining email from us, or generally have difficulties logging into the webinars, please contact us at info@alzheimersshow.co.uk

Recordings and slides
Ticket holders will gain 30 days access to video recordings of all webinars in the series plus speaker presentation slides. We’ll send you a link and a password the week following this event.

Professional ticket holders will also receive a confirmation of attendance by email.

Book the 2 days now for just £17.99* for public/carer/family member, and £32.99* for professionals.

If you have a group and wish to book tickets on invoice, get in touch: nward@alzheimersshow.co.uk

Professionals will receive confirmation of attendance to put towards their personal CPD. Price includes 30 days access to recordings of all the webinars, speaker presentation slides and access to three previously recorded sessions. *Booking fee applies