The main theatre will host talks on a wide range of key topics for carers, relatives and professionals as well as chaired ‘Question Time’ sessions.
Speakers include: Alison Murray, CQC; Dr Michele Board, ARUK; Jeremy Hughes, Alzheimer’s Society; Jackie Pool, Sunrise Senior Living. Also Peter Berry will be giving and inspirational talk on living with dementia.
View the 2019 programme below
|10.10 - 10.20||A welcome and introduction to this year's Alzheimer's Show.||Kate Lee, Chief Executive, Alzheimer's Society|
|10.20 - 10.50||Building the Dementia Pathway.||Gavin Terry, Head of Policy, Alzheimer's Society|
|10.55 - 11.25||Potential new treatments for dementia. Samantha will talk about the potential new dementia treatments on the horizon, and discuss what the charity is doing to ensure that once these new drugs do become available, they get to the people who need them without delay.||Samantha Benham-Hermetz, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Alzheimer’s Research UK|
|11.30 - 11.55||“Never give up on yourself”||Wendy Mitchell, Author and living with Young Onset Dementia|
|12.00 - 12.30||Dementia Care: Best practice and common themes in inspections.||Alison Murray, Head of Inspection - London, Care Quality Commission|
|12.40 - 13.30||QUESTION TIME. Put your questions to a panel of experts on topics relating to dementia and care.|
Samantha Benham-Hermetz, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Alzheimer’s Research UK.
Gavin Terry, Head of Policy, Alzheimer's Society.
Alison Murray, Head of Inspection - London, CQC.
Dr James Warner, Medical Director, Halcyon Doctors.
Wendy Mitchell, Author and living with Young Onset Dementia
|Chair: Kate Lee, Chief Executive, Alzheimer's Society|
|13.50 - 14.20||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.||Dr James Warner, Medical Director, Halcyon Doctors|
|14.25 - 14.45||Dementia advance planning and the worlds first dementia dictionary. Advance planning for the care industry is a must and part of NICE guidelines, Preparing4Care a 100% free service for everyone in the country and accessible for all. Introducing the worlds first Dementia Dictionary only at the Alzheimer’s show 2020.||Glenn Knight. Managing Director Training 2 CARE Group|
|14.50 - 15.15||Top tips for communicating with people with dementia. An interactive presentation aimed at people affected by 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?||Angelo Makri, Knowledge Officer (Wellbeing), Alzheimer's Society|
|15.20 - 15.45||The ME in deMEmentia||Keith Oliver, living with dementia and campaigner|
|15.50 - 16.15||Engaging with people with more advanced dementia through sensory approaches and therapeutic relationships.||Jackie Pool, Director of Memory Care, Sunrise Senior Living. Booked OK|
|16.20 - 16.45||Living well with dementia: practical tips. A dementia diagnosis often comes as a shock. How do I start to come to terms with the news? What can I expect to happen? Can I really live well with dementia, and if so how? Providing information, advice and support to thousands of people with dementia, Alzheimer’s Society understands what you’re living through. Hear Tim’s tips from 10 years of working at the Society and his own personal experience.||Dr Tim Beanland, Head of Knowledge, Alzheimer's Society|
|10.40 - 10.50||A welcome and introduction to this year's Alzheimer's Show||Zoe Campbell, Operations Director, Alzheimer's Society|
|10.50 - 11.20||Innovations to improve the lives of people affected by dementia - Alzheimer's Society Accelerator Programme.||Simon Lord, Innovation Manager, Alzheimer's Society|
|11.25 - 11.50||Living with dementia - a personal view. Peter is a positive person who speaks from the heart about living with dementia. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's five years ago.||Peter Berry from Suffolk was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2015, aged 52|
|11.55 - 12.25||A clinician's view on dementia. Rimona is a London clinician who focuses on memory, thinking and movement problems. She is particularly interested in understanding hallucinations during Parkinson’s disease and dementia with Lewy bodies. This talk will feature the latest research, and a clinician’s view on the dementia.||Dr Rimona Weil, Clinical Research Fellow|
|12.30 - 13.15||QUESTION TIME. Put your questions to a panel of experts on topics relating to dementia and care.|
Dr Rimona Weil, Clinical Research Fellow.
Peter Berry, living with dementia and campaigner.
Paul Edwards, Director of Clinical Services, Dementia UK.
Jackie Pool, Director of Memory Care, Sunrise Senior Living.
|Chair: Zoe Campbell, Operations Director, Alzheimer's Society|
|13.40 - 14.05||1+1 is infinitely more than 2 ...How the integrated use of care and technology addresses the challenges of living at home with independence, wellbeing and control, after a diagnosis of dementia.||Barry Sweetbaum, Founder and Managing Director, SweetTree Connect|
|14.10 - 14.30||Dementia advance planning and the worlds first dementia dictionary. Advance planning for the care industry is a must and part of NICE guidelines, Preparing4Care a 100% free service for everyone in the country and accessible for all. Introducing the worlds first Dementia Dictionary only at the Alzheimer’s show 2020.||Glenn Knight. Managing Director Training 2 CARE Group|
|14.35 - 15.05||Alzheimer’s in 2020 – moving closer to an effective treatment ?||Dr Emer MacSweeney, CEO of Re:Cognition Health|
|15.10 - 15.35||Advance Care Planning – What is important to you about treatment and end of life care should you not be able to share your wishes?||Caroline Scates. Interim Lead for Professional & Practice Development, Dementia UK|