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Caring and dementia: Support, advice & education.

30th & 31st March 2021

An online event – join live or catch up later

 Following the huge success of our January webinars, we are delighted that in partnership with Dementia UK, we will be bringing you another 2 days of live practical online presentations on the Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st March 2021. With a wide range of topics from dementia experts, these sessions will provide you with a better understanding of dementia to help you support those you care for and make a positive difference, whether you are a family carer, healthcare professional or member of the public.

Paul Edwards, Director of Clinical Services at Dementia UK said: We are delighted to be supporting these two days of webinars.  Over the years we have worked collaboratively with the Alzheimer’s Show team to provide updates and support on the things that matter to people with dementia, their families and the professionals who support them. Events like these are a really good way of sharing ideas and practice so that we make a difference in dementia care.

Our attendees said:

“Thank you for an exceptional two days! It is very rare for me to have attended every single minute of every single lecture at any symposium; however, on this occasion that is exactly what happened.”

“Thank you for the two days of valuable webinars. It was a worthwhile learning experience. Very much appreciated.”

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 2 bonus sessions will be available for 30 days following the event.

Topics include:

  • Pain and Communication
  • Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia
  • Eating & Drinking at Meal time: Top Tips For Dementia Caregivers
  • Legal considerations when diagnosed with dementia
  • The Importance and Power of Lived Experience in caring for someone with Dementia (FTD)
  • The importance of the Mental Capacity Act for people affected by dementia
  • Care and Caring at the End of Life
  • Understanding the person and reducing distress
  • Dementia and delirium in the acute hospital setting
  • Rare and young onset dementias
  • UTIs and promoting continence for people living with dementia
  • Hearing loss and dementia
  • The language of dementia: Dementia Dictionary
  • If I get dementia, will they serve me meat?
  • Old Age Psychiatry services at a glance
  • Making a success of personalised, integrated dementia care together

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 view.
  • BONUS: Free access to 2 previously recorded sessions for 30 days.
    1. What experiences & benefits do interactive table/floor projections offer people living with dementia?
    2. Your Guide to Dementia: How to Stay at Home With The Right Dementia Care

Speakers include:

Dr James Warner, Consultant Psychiatrist/Medical Director, Halcyon Doctors
Sharron Tolman, Consultant Admiral Nurse, Dementia UK
Andrew Robertson, Managing Director, McClure Solicitors
Sam Cox, Knowledge Officer (Legal and Welfare Rights), Alzheimer’s Society
Dr Chris Hardy, Senior Research Fellow & Education Officer for Rare Dementia Support
Amanda Woodvine, Chief Executive, Vegetarian for Life

See below detailed information on the 30th & 31st March online event:

Webinar programme

TIMETITLESPEAKER
9.30Welcome and introduction.Nigel Ward, Event Director, The Alzheimer's Show
9.30 - 10.10Pain and Communication
Supporting a person with dementia who may be in pain.
• Impact of pain
• Recognising and treating pain
• Communicating needs
Sharron Tolman, Consultant Admiral Nurse, Dementia UK
10.15 - 11.00Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia
Behavioural symptoms are common in dementia- drugs may not be needed to treat them.
• Review the range of behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementia
• Discuss impact on the individual and family/carers
• Explore different treatment approaches
Dr James Warner, Consultant Psychiatrist/Medical Director, Halcyon Doctors
11.00 - 11.15BREAK
11.15 - 11.55Legal 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.
Andrew Robertson, Managing Director, McClure Solicitors
12.00 - 12.40Eating & Drinking at Meal time: Top Tips For Dementia Caregivers
Proper nutrition is important to maintaining healthy physical and mental wellbeing. Dementia Specialist and Carer Trainer Jayne Vale will be sharing her top tips for eating and drinking at meal time.
• Nutritional tips and tricks
• Food planning
• Guide to food prepation
• Meal times: What time of day is best? What plates are best?
• Possible causes of poor appetite
• And more!
Jayne Vale, Dementia Specialist & Carer Trainer, Helping Hands Home Care
12.40 - 13.20LUNCH BREAK
13.20 - 14.00The Importance and Power of Lived Experience in caring for someone with Dementia (FTD)
This presentation will look at the lives of two brothers who cared for their mother, Val, who had FTD for over a decade and how the lived experiences of that time have shaped their thinking and how these lived experiences can be shared to help others; informing science, research, education, communities and decision makers.

Lived experience can inform all aspects of how we live now, tomorrow and onwards with the often hidden skills and knowledge that ‘carers/supporters/enablers/loved ones have, through informing and embracing neurology, science, community, care, and support groups

• What is ‘lived and living experience’
• How being a carer/supporter is a ‘lived experience’
• How lived experiences are skills that a person might not know they have
• How sharing a lived experience with others can help others
Lee Pearse, Heeley City Farm Dementia Manager and Andrew Pearse, Heeley City Farm Publicity and Communications Manager and ARUK Champions
14.05 - 14.45The importance of the Mental Capacity Act for people affected by dementia
A walk through of the key provisions of the Mental Capacity Act and how this affects people affected by dementia.
• The principles of the Mental Capacity Act and why these are important for people living with dementia, and best practice examples
• The test of mental capacity
• The importance of planning ahead for a time when you may lack the ability to make your own decisions
• Planning ahead under the Mental Capacity Act
Sam Cox, Knowledge Officer (Legal and Welfare Rights), Alzheimer's Society
14.45 - 15.00BREAK
15.00 - 15.40Care and Caring at the End of Life
In our session we will explore some of the considerations of caring for someone with dementia at the end of their life.
• What do we mean by ‘end of life?
• How do we know if and when people with dementia are coming to the end of their life?
• How and what should we care about at the ‘end of life’?
• Caring for yourself.
Dr Sarah Russell RGN, Professional and Practice Development Facilitator, Dementia UK, Visiting Clinical Reader, University of Surrey and Family Carer
15.45 - 16.25Understanding the person and reducing distress
How does our approach support good care and reduce distress.
• Tom Kitwood and his flower (needs of a person)
• How not being person-centred can lead to distress (malignant social psychology, ABC what triggers, This is Me)
• VERA (validation, empathy, reassurance and activity)
• The use of distraction and knowing the person.
Rikki Lorenti, Admiral Nurse Clinical Lead, South Warwickshire NHSFT
16.25Closing commentsNigel Ward, Event Director, The Alzheimer's Show
TIMETITLESPEAKER
9.30Welcome and introduction.Nigel Ward, Event Director, The Alzheimer's Show
9.30 - 10.10Dementia and delirium in the acute hospital setting.
This presentation will look at the importance of identifiying, understanding and supporting the management of a delirium for those living with dementia during an acute hospital admission.
• What is delirium?
• Vulnerability & Risk factors
• Symptoms/indicators – is it delirium or dementia?
• Screening tools – importance of identification
• Management strategies – ongoing support
Beth Goss-Hill, Constulant Admiral Nurse, Dementia UK
10.15 - 11.00Rare and young onset dementias
Chris will give an overview of several different forms of rare dementia, focusing on early symptoms, and ways to support and help people affected by these diseases.
• Familial and young onset Alzheimer’s disease
• Posterior cortical atrophy
• Frontotemporal dementia and primary progressive aphasia
• Lewy body dementia
• Support and care for people with a rare dementia
Dr Chris Hardy, Senior Research Fellow & Education Officer for Rare Dementia Support
11.00 - 11.15BREAK
11.15 - 11.55Understanding the language of dementia
Understanding dementia specific experiencial training to translate the language of dementia.
• What is the Language of Dementia
• Why is understanding this so important.
• How experiential training can change understanding
• Translating the language of dementia by working together.
• The dementia Dictionary
Glenn Knight, Managing Director of Training 2 CARE Group
12.00 - 12.40Making a success of personalised, integrated dementia care together
What does personalised, integrated dementia care look like, and how will we know when we get there?
• Supporting the whole person
• The Power of Conversation – changing the relationship between people with and professionals in health and social care
• More than the sum – getting maximum benefit from every available asset
• DCAN Network and the importance of collaborative leadership
• Success Factors for Integration of dementia care and support – outlining our 10-point Integration Plan for Dementia
Ian McCreath, Policy Manager, Personalisation & Integration, Alzheimer’s Society
Operating Officer, Dementia Change Action Network (DCAN)
12.40 - 13.20LUNCH BREAK
13.20 - 14.00UTIs and Continence
UTIs and promoting continence for people living with dementia.
• Causes, treatment and prevention of UTIs
• UTIs and delirium
• Causes of incontinence
• Promoting continence for people living with dementia
• Products and skin care
Caroline Woodcock, Helpline Admiral Nurse, Dementia UK
14.05 - 14.45Hearing loss and dementia
A brief overview of the relationship between hearing loss and dementia, and how to manage hearing loss.
• Relationship between hearing loss and dementia (no medical advice)
• Guidelines & Policy
• Managing hearing loss and communication tips
Hannah Schwemin, Regional Information Manager (South), RNID
14.45 - 15.00BREAK
15.00 - 15.40If I get dementia, will they serve me meat?
Find out how to develop your practice – and be mindful of the law – when catering for specific dietary beliefs.
• Research has shown that 22% of UK care homes have one or more vegetarian or vegan (veg*n) residents – and this figure seems to be rising.
• Revisiting the Mental Capacity Act in light of caring for someone living with dementia, who has a food allergy, or specific dietary belief.
• Viewing your care setting through the eyes of a veg*n living with dementia – why might someone you care for now be asking for meat?
• The Vegetarian for Life Memory Care Pledge: five fundamental good practices to help ensure that veg*ns who have capacity issues, or cognitive losses, will be offered a choice of meals, drinks and snacks that uphold their ethical beliefs.
Amanda Woodvine, Chief Executive, Vegetarian for Life
15.45 - 16.25Old Age Psychiatry services at a glance
This presentation will give a better understanding of the available Old Age Psychiatry services in collaboration with the social services, highlighting the importance of psychoeducation and person-centred care in improving the quality of life of both elderly persons with mental health problems and their caregivers.
• the roles of the different NHS multidisciplinary mental health teams for older people
• the effects of psychoeducation in facilitating access to Old Age Psychiatry services
• the collaboration with the social services
• the importance of formulating person-centred care plans in dementia
• the benefits of telemedicine in the elderly care
Dr Liana Rada Borza, Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry at Psychiatry-UK The National Online Psychiatry Service
16.25Closing commentsNigel Ward, Event Director, The Alzheimer's Show

Presenters biographies

Sharron Tolman150x176Sharron Tolman, Consultant Admiral Nurse, Dementia UK
Sharron Tolman RGN RMN has over 30 years nursing experience working with people affected by dementia. She has worked in a variety of settings but mostly with people living at home with dementia. She set up an award winning dementia service at St Cuthbert’s Hospice, Durham and joined Dementia UK 2018 to help set up new Admiral Nurse services and support Admiral nurses in practice. She maintains her special interest in palliative care and dementia.
James W 150x176Dr James Warner, Consultant Psychiatrist/Medical Director
James Warner is consultant old age psychiatrist and medical director of Halcyon Doctors. James’ clinical and academic interests include mental capacity and dementia. He has contributed to over 100 peer reviewed research papers and a number of books and book chapters. James has also been Chair of the faculty of old age psychiatry at the Royal College of Psychiatrists and national professional advisor for old age psychiatry at the Care Quality Commission.
Andrew Robertson150x176Andrew Robertson, Managing Director, McClure Solicitors
Andrew celebrates 50 years with McClure this year! His firm specialises in Estate planning, and they raised £38M for Charity in 2020, aided by their Free Will Service. Andrew is a Parliamentary Review Member and a member of the “Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland”. McClure were Highly Recommended by the Law Society of England and Wales at their Excellence Awards 2020 as Law Firm of the Year (Small).
Jayne-Vale150x176Jayne Vale, Dementia Specialist & Carer Trainer, Helping Hands Home Care

“I started within the care sector in 2004, and have not stopped developing my skills and knowledge since then. My current role is helping carers, customers, their families and office personnel to better understand and support those living with dementia.
I work closely with healthcare professionals around the UK to provide advice and support, and also train new carers each week in dementia awareness and how to be a great dementia carer
I’m always learning new things, and I really enjoy being able to pass on my knowledge to our carers.”
Lee Pearse 150x176Lee Pearse, Heeley City Farm Dementia Manager, Co Founder and Director of The Valerie Foundation, Associate Lecturer in Film and Media Studies and ARUK Dementia Champion – 10 years of Frontline Care for Mother who had FTD
Brothers Lee and Andrew cared for their mother, Val (55-67), who had FTD. Through this lived experience and the extensive work they have done since 2008> they have been recognised as ARUK National Dementia Champions, Advocates and Campaigners for contributions to research and awareness locally, regionally and nationally through community dementia work, farm experiences, creative works, documentaries, text and art exhibitions in an attempt to open up accessible channels of dementia conversations.
Andrew PearseAndrew Pearse, Heeley City Farm Publicity and Communications Manager Co Founder and Director of The Valerie Foundation - 10 years of Frontline Care for Mother who had FTD
Brothers Lee and Andrew cared for their mother, Val (55-67), who had FTD. Through this lived experience and the extensive work they have done since 2008> they have been recognised as ARUK National Dementia Champions, Advocates and Campaigners for contributions to research and awareness locally, regionally and nationally through community dementia work, farm experiences, creative works, documentaries, text and art exhibitions in an attempt to open up accessible channels of dementia conversations.
Sam Cox v3Sam Cox, Knowledge Officer (Legal and Welfare Rights), Alzheimer's Society
Sam started working for Alzheimer’s Society on the Helpline in 2009 after gaining a Masters in International Human Rights Law (LLM) at the University of Essex.

Sam moved over to her current role in June 2012. As part of this role Sam specialises in the Mental Capacity Act. She has also had the opportunity to develop and use her human rights knowledge within work and practice at the Society.

Sam represents Alzheimer’s Society on a number of external groups including the National Mental Capacity Leadership Forum.
Sarah Russell150x176Dr Sarah Russell RGN, Professional and Practice Development Facilitator, Dementia UK, Visiting Clinical Reader, University of Surrey and Family Carer
Sarah is a nurse, educator and researcher working in end of life care for over 25 years. She has been a family carer for 12 years. She works at the national charity Dementia UK, supporting specialist dementia nurses (Admiral Nurses). Sarah contributes to a variety of research studies including advance care planning, care home visiting during the Covid-19 pandemic and end of life care.
Rikki 150x176Rikki Lorenti, Admiral Nurse Clinical Lead, South Warwickshire NHSFT
Rikki has been nursing for 35 years, the majority of this time in supporting patients and families with dementia.He has worked across in-patient and community mental health teams as both a clinician and manager. He has been an Admiral Nurse for over 7 years, working with YPWD Berkshire (which is young onset dementia), SweetTree Homecare Services and now as Clinical Lead at South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust.
BethGoss-Hill 150x176Beth Goss-Hill, Constulant Admiral Nurse, Dementia UK
Beth is a Consultant Admiral Nurse working for Dementia UK. After qualifying at the University of Sheffield as an RGN in 2002, Beth went on to complete a BA in Palliative care in 2012 and then an MA in Dementia Studies in 2017. Beth has experience of Acute Stroke Care, Palliative Care and District Nursing where my passion for dementia care began. Beth then went onto become the Dementia Lead Nurse for the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust before starting her journey as an Admiral Nurse in 2017. Beth believes in sharing best practice and enthusing others to provide compassionate dementia care.
Chris Hardy 150x176Dr Chris Hardy, Senior Research Fellow & Education Officer for Rare Dementia Support
Chris Hardy is a researcher at University College London. His research interests include the primary progressive aphasias – a rare group of language-led dementias – and the relationship between hearing loss and dementia. Chris is also the Education Officer for Rare Dementia Support (https://www.raredementiasupport.org/) – the service that aims to give people affected by a rare dementia access to information, tailored support, and contact with others affected by similar conditions.
Gklenn Knight 150x176Glenn Knight, Managing Director of Training 2 CARE Group
Glenn Knight is the managing director of one of the most dynamic and innovative training providers in the UK. Internationally recognised for products that can change practice for people supporting a person living with dementia. Creator of the dementia Interpreter Course, Dementia Dictionary and Autism reality Experience.
Ian McCreath 150x176Ian McCreath, Policy Manager, Personalisation & Integration, Alzheimer’s Society
Operating Officer, Dementia Change Action Network (DCAN)

Ian is the Policy Manager at Alzheimer’s Society, specialising in Personalisation and Integration. He is also co-founder and Operating Officer of the Dementia Change Action Network (DCAN) an open network suported jointly between Alzheimer’s Society, NHS England and Improvement and the Coalition for Personalised Care. The DCAN creates spaces for people with dementia and their families to work alongside professionals in health, social care, Voluntary and Community Sector and academic researchers to explore ways to personalise dementia care, together.
Caroline Woodcock 150x176Caroline Woodcock, Helpline Admiral Nurse, Dementia UK
My name is Caroline Woodcock and I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse. I have a BSc (Hons) in Dementia Care and am a qualified teacher/assessor of dementia care in care homes. I spent the first 5 years of my nursing career working on an acute assessment ward for older people experiencing functional mental illness. I then worked as a Community Mental Health Nurse in Norfolk, working with people living with dementia. I have been an Admiral Nurse for the past 8 years, initially in the care home sector but now work full-time on the Dementia UK Admiral Nurse Helpline.
Hannah SchweminHannah Schwemin, Regional Information Manager (South), RNID
Hannah is the Regional Information Manager for the RNID and an experienced public speaker. She works with organisations and community groups to raise awareness for hearing loss, deafness and tinnitus to make life fully inclusive for people facing challenges related to their hearing. Hannah holds a Master with Distinction in Anthropology of Development and Social Transformation from the University of Sussex.
Amanda Woodvine150x176Amanda Woodvine, Chief Executive, Vegetarian for Life
A former Wills & Probate Executive, Amanda now works as Chief Executive at charity Vegetarian for Life – a key voice in the 'choice and dignity' debate about care homes and their residents. Amanda is also a trustee of two charities, supporting older adults and people living with dementia.
Liana 150x176Dr Liana Rada Borza, Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry at Psychiatry-UK The National Online Psychiatry Service
I have clinical and academic experience as an NHS Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London. I completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medical Ethics, a PhD under joint supervision with New York University on Alzheimer's disease, an Elective in Psychiatry at Oxford University and an Intercalated BSc Honours in Neuroscience at University College London. I have been keynote speaker at popular scientific events on aging and dementia.

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, 2 bonus recordings and speaker presentation slides
• Booking fees apply: £1.99 for public/carer/family member and £3.16 for professionals

Tuesday 30th March 2021  9.30 – 4.30
Wednesday 31st March 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