WEBINAR SERIES No.5

Dementia care: moving forward
Latest practices, learning, advice and support for health & social care professionals.

Tuesday 23rd & Wednesday 24th November 2021

An online event – join live or if you miss or want to re-watch any of the sessions, catch up later

If you are a professional wanting to expand and improve your dementia knowledge and add to your personal CPD, join us on the 23rd and 24th November 2021 for online talks and discussions which will bring together leading experts in the field of dementia and promises to be a lively two days packed full of latest ideas, information and advice.

Our experts include, Jackie Pool presenting ‘Improving and Evidencing Dementia Care Practise’, Sue Evans will discuss the recent ‘GREAT iP trial results of evidenced based Goal Orientated Cognitive Rehabilitation’ and Dr Emer MacSweeney’s session ‘How and why the future for Alzheimer’s Disease changed for ever in 2021’.

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 recordings will be available for 30 days following the event if you miss or want to re-watch any of the 15 sessions.

Topics include:

  • Improving and Evidencing Dementia Care Practice
  • Nutrition and dementia – what can help
  • Sleep disturbance in Dementia
  • FITS into Practice – Focused Intervention in Training and Support
  • Hospital delirium: an overview of identification and management
  • An overview of the rarer dementias
  • Lewy Body dementia
  • Living with Dementia in the Family: Tips & Advice from a Care Professional
  • GREAT cognitive rehabilitation in health and social care
  • How and why the future for Alzheimer’s Disease changed for ever in 2021
  • Autonomy Revisited: Breaking Bad News
  • The state of care: a reflection from CQC
  • How do we implement an activity plan into daily care?
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in dementia care

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

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Book the 2 days now for just £19.99* 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 and certificate (upon request) to put towards their personal CPD. Price includes 30 days access to recordings of all the webinars and speaker presentation slides. *Booking fee appliesCPDCertifiedlogo_SM

What’s included in the ticket price:

  • 2 days of live webinars – 15 sessions. 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.
  • Confirmation of professional attendance by email and certificate (upon request)

Speakers include:

Alison Murray, Head of Inspection, Adult Social Care, London, Care Quality Commission
Dr Liana Rada Borza, Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry at Psychiatry-UK The National Online Psychiatry Service
Chris Hardy, Senior Research Fellow & Education Officer for Rare Dementia Support
Alison Smith, Prescribing Support Consultant Dietitian
Anne Child MBE, Pharmacy and Dementia Specialist Leads
Beth Goss-Hill, Consultant Admiral Nurse, Dementia UK
Dr Emer MacSweeney, CEO and Consultant Neuroradiologist at Re:Cognition Health
Gabrielle Morris, Senior Partnerships Account Executive, Alzheimer’s Society
Jackie Cooper, Occupational Therapist, The Good Care Group
Jackie Pool, Dementia Care Champion
Nicki Bones, CEO, SweetTree Home Care Services
Kerry Lyons, Acute Care Consultant Admiral Nurse, Dementia UK

See below detailed information on the 23 & 24 November online event:

Webinar programme

TIMETITLESPEAKER
9.30Welcome and introduction.Nigel Ward, Event Director, The Alzheimer's Show
9.35 - 10.15An overview of the rarer dementias
Chris will give an overview of several different forms of rare dementia, focusing on symptoms, diagnostic challenges, and ways to support and help people affected by these diseases.
• Familial and young onset Alzheimer’s disease
• Posterior cortical atrophy
• Frontotemporal dementia
• Primary progressive aphasia
• Support and care for people with a rare dementia
Dr Chris Hardy, Senior Research Fellow & Education Officer for Rare Dementia Support
10.20 - 11.00Lewy Body dementia
General information around LBD, symptoms, treatment approaches and care.
• LBD - Lewy Body Dementia, DLB – Dementia with Lewy Body, PPD – Parkinson’s Disease Dementia, what is the difference?
• Common symptoms
• Treatment approaches
Anne Child MBE, Pharmacy and Dementia Specialist Leads, RMBI Care Co.
11.00 - 11.20BREAK
11.20 - 12.00Nutrition and dementia – what can help
Nutritional needs of people at risk of developing dementia, as well as people who have been diagnosed with dementia.

Nutrition may be implicated in prevention of dementia and is also important to consider as a part of management of dementia, from diagnosis.
• There is limited evidence base currently about diet and prevention of dementia
• Unplanned weight loss at an early stage of the disease is common and there is a need to both identify it and provide support to manage it
• Healthy eating for older adults, including those living with dementia, is likely to be different to the EatWell Guide
• Nutritionally supporting a person who is at risk of undernutrition isn’t all about adding extra energy (calories) to food
Alison Smith, Prescribing Support Consultant Dietitian/ Committee Member - British Dietetic Association Older People Specialist Group
12.05 - 12.45Sleep disturbance in Dementia
Is poor sleep taking its toll on a person with Dementia and their carers?
Is poor sleep forcing the potential issue of needing 24-hour care or residential care?
Nicki Bones, CEO, SweetTree Home Care Services
12.45 - 13.35LUNCH BREAK
13.35 - 14.15Hospital delirium: an overview of identification and management
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, Primary Care Consultant Admiral Nurse, Dementia UK and Kerry Lyons, Acute Care Consultant Admiral Nurse, Dementia UK
14.20 - 15.00FITS into Practice - Focused Intervention in Training and SupportRikki Lorenti, Admiral Nurse Clinical Lead for Dementia, Warwick Hospital
15.00 - 15.15BREAK
15.15 - 15.55Living with Dementia in the Family: Tips & Advice from a Care Professional
Jayne Vale, Helping Hands Carer Trainer will be providing guidance and advice for families on dementia care.
• Initial overview and introduction to dementia
• Caring for somebody with dementia: What does this look like
• Do’s and don’ts when providing support
• Tips and advice for families
Jayne Vale, Dementia Specialist & Carer Trainer, Helping Hands
16.00 - 16.40GREAT cognitive rehabilitation in health and social care
Discussion of the recent GREAT iP trial results of evidenced based Goal Oriented Cognitive Rehabilitation in a range of health and social care settings.
• GREAT cognitive rehabilitation for early stage dementia: what is it and what’s the evidence.
• Taking research into practice: GREAT iP study
• Evidence for GREAT Cognitive Rehabilitation in health and social care settings
• My Life, My Goals: co-production of self help materials
• Training in GREAT Cognitive Rehabilitation
Sue Evans, Co Investigator and Project Facilitator GREAT into Practice, Specialist Occupational Therapist, BCUHB, Lecturer Practitioner in Occupational Therapy, Glyndwr University
16.40Closing commentsNigel Ward, Event Director, The Alzheimer's Show
TIMETITLESPEAKER
9.30Welcome and introduction.Nigel Ward, Event Director, The Alzheimer's Show
9.35 - 10.15Improving and Evidencing Dementia Care Practice
Using the Purposeful Practice approach to make best use of dementia training and to support continuing professional development in dementia care.
• A proposal for why training on its own does not translate into practice improvement
• A description of Purposeful Practice with a structure for implementation
• How to evidence the impact of Purposeful Practice on people with dementia and the dementia care workforce
Jackie Pool, Dementia Care Champion
10.20 - 11.00The state of care: a reflection from CQC
Alison will present key findings from CQC’s recently published ‘State of Care’ report and reflect on the impact of these on people living with dementia
Alison Murray, Head of Inspection, Care Quality Commission (CQC)
11.00 - 11.20BREAK
11.20 - 12.00How and why the future for Alzheimer’s Disease changed for ever in 2021.
Review of how the latest developments in Alzheimer’s biomarker technology and new generation medications are changing the ability to diagnose and treat AD, at a very early stage, to prevent progression to dementia.

Understanding the challenges and neccessity for an early and accurate diagnosis of AD.

Review of the underlying pathological processes resulting in AD, to provide a context for how the new:
• AD Biomarkers permit early diagnosis
• New Generation Treatments are designed to slow/halt progression of AD disease and symptoms
What is available today, globally and in the UK, to change the future for individuals with early symptoms of possible AD.
Dr Emer MacSweeney, CEO and Consultant Neuroradiologist at Re:Cognition Health
12.05 - 12.45
Barbara Stephens
12.45 - 13.35LUNCH BREAK
13.35 - 14.15Autonomy Revisited: Breaking Bad News
The presentation will explore how to facilitate patient autonomy and how to communicate effectively with both patients and family members, thus providing examples of good practice in dementia care.
• The need for re-conceptualization of patient autonomy in dementia care
• The role of psychoeducation in enhancing patient autonomy
• Autonomy as critical reflection vs. autonomy as mental competence
• Breaking bad news & negotiating goals of care based on autonomy re-conceptualization
Dr Liana Rada Borza, Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry at Psychiatry-UK The National Online Psychiatry Service
14.20 - 15.00How do we implement an activity plan into daily care?
To explore the tools and approaches that help with facilitating activity planning in day to day care of those living with Dementia.
• To review the value of activity and activity planning.
• To discuss the importance of Life History work in activity planning
• To demonstrate the use of the Pool Activity Level in planning activities.
• To review some approaches that help with engagement in activities.
• To discuss how to support carers in planning, initiating and facilitating activities using the Individual Cognitive Stimulation
Jackie Cooper, Occupational Therapist, The Good Care Group
15.05 - 15.45Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Dementia Care
This presentation will explore the concepts of equality, diversity and inclusion in relation to dementia care.
• Explore some of the ways in which each individual's experience of dementia is unique.
• Understand why recognising and respecting an individual's background, beliefs, cultural identity and life experiences are fundamental to providing truly person-centred care.
• Examine ways of promoting equality and inclusion when supporting people living with dementia.
• Signpost to further training, resources and support.
Gabrielle Morris, Senior Partnerships Account Executive, Alzheimer's Society
15.45Closing commentsNigel Ward, Event Director, The Alzheimer's Show

Presenters biographies

Chris Hardy 150x176Dr Chris Hardy, Senior Research Fellow & Education Officer for Rare Dementia Support

Chris 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.
Anne Child MBE,Pharmacy and Dementia Specialist Leads, RMBI Care Co.
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.
Alison Smith, Prescribing Support Consultant Dietitian/ Committee Member - British Dietetic Association Older People Specialist Group

Alison has been qualified as a Dietitian for 25 years, and for the last 8 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 injury and end of life.

Alison has been a committee member of the Older People Specialist Group of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) for 12 years, including 4 years as chair, and continues to represent dietitians working with older people on a number of national initiatives and speaks at many national conferences.

Alison is a Specialist Adviser for the Care Quality Commission, taking part in care home inspections and advising inspectors on appropriate nutritional care, and she is also the chair of the Department of Health Advisory Committee on Borderline Substances (ACBS).
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.
Beth Goss-Hill 150x176Beth Goss-Hill, Primary Care Consultant 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 her 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.
Kerry Lyons 150x176Kerry Lyons, Acute Care Consultant Admiral Nurse, Dementia UK
Kerry is a Consultant Admiral Nurse specialising in Acute Services. After qualifying as an RGN at Manchester University in 1996, she later went on to complete a BSc in Health and Social Care before undertaking further post graduate studies.
Throughout her career she has held several Band 7 and 8a senior nursing roles, all within Acute Care settings. Within her nursing career she has published several times through the Nursing Standard and has received awards for nursing innovation from the British Medical Journal, Nursing Times, RCNi and HSJ.
Kerry became a Lead Acute Admiral Nurse in 2019, at Bolton Foundation Trust. During this post, she was awarded with the RCNi Commitment to Carers Award and UK Dementia Practitioner of the year Award (National Dementia Care Awards 2020).
Kerry feels incredibly privileged to be an Admiral Nurse, supporting and caring for people living with dementia. She was recently appointed to the position of Consultant Admiral Nurse for Acute services, within this role, she now supports new Admiral Nurses develop both skills and services to deliver high quality nursing practice within hospital settings.
Rikki 150x176Rikki Lorenti
Jayne-Vale150x176Jayne Vale, Jayne 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.
Suzannah Evans150x176Sue Evans, Co Investigor and Project Facilitator GREAT into Practice
Specialist Occupational Therapist, BCUHB, Lecturer Practitioner in Occupational Therapy, Glyndwr University

Sue is an Occupational Therapist with many years experience working with people with dementia as part of REACH, University of Exeter, researching the efficacy of GREAT Cognitive Rehabilitation (CR). She has delivered GREAT CR to over 90 people, in addtion to supporting and training other clinicians. Sue is also a Lecturer Practitioner at Glyndwr University teaching future Occuaptional Therapists, and works in North Wales as a Specialist Occupational Therapist.
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.
Alison Murray, Head of Inspection, Adult Social Care, London Care Quality Commission
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.
Dr Emer MacSweeney, CEO and Consultant Neuroradiologist at Re:Cognition Health
Dr MacSweeney is CEO, Medical Director and Consultant Neuroradiologist of award-winning brain and mind clinic Re:Cognition Health.
Dr MacSweeney co-founded 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.
Barbara Stephens
Liana 150x176Dr Liana Rada Borza, Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry at Psychiatry-UK The National Online Psychiatry Service
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 her 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.
Jackie Cooper 150x176Jackie Cooper, Occupational Therapist, The Good Care Group
Jackie has been working with The Good Care Group for over 4 years. Prior to this she worked as an Occupational Therapist in the NHS for 25 years. Her main experience is working in older people’s mental health community teams.
In her current role Jackie works to support the care teams and clients with moving and handling strategies, risk management advice, falls prevention and activity planning.
GMGabrielle Morris, Senior Partnerships Account Executive, Alzheimer's Society
Gabrielle has worked for Alzheimer’s Society for over 2 years; joining as an Account Executive in 2019 and being promoted to Senior Partnerships Account Executive in 2021. Gabrielle works in the External Partnerships and Development team working on our internal and external portfolio of offers including social replication, external training and Dementia Connect.

Ticket prices | Timings |  How to view | Recordings

Ticket typePrice
Public/Carer/Family member£19.99*
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
• Professionals will receive confirmation of attendance and certificate (upon request) to put towards their personal CPD
• *Booking fees apply

Tuesday 23rd November 2021  9.30 – 4.30
Wednesday 24th November 2021  9.30 – 3.45

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.

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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.

Book the 2 days now for just £19.99* 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 and certificate (upon request) to put towards their personal CPD. Price includes 30 days access to recordings of all the webinars and speaker presentation slides. *Booking fee applies CPDCertifiedlogo_SM