Exhibitor Workshop Theatre

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At the heart of the exhibition, this theatre showcases the latest and best products and services from exhibitors.

A wide variety of information and advice is given in these 20 minute sessions, including topics such as; ‘Young Onset Dementia’, Dementia Environments’, ‘Supporting Carers’, ‘Technology’ and ‘ Lasting Power of Attorney’.

View the 2019 programme below

10.40 – 11.00Best practices for dining with dementia. Overview of the challenges around mealtimes for those living with dementia and how to best tackle them to improve mealtime experience and make a real difference to them and loved ones.Wiltshire Farm Foods. Paolo Lamparelli, Specialist Nutrition Executive
11.05 - 11.25The Impact of the Mobii Magic Surface in Dementia Care. Presentation of an independent research study assessing the efficacy of OMi’s magic surface/interactive table technology in dementia care.OM Interactive. Trevor Nell, Director of Operations
11.30 – 11.50Otiom – The World’s First IoT Based Device, Designed To Prevent People With Dementia From Becoming Lost. Introducing Otiom – a revolutionary localisation device designed to provide peace of mind for people living with dementia and their carers. Otiom utilises rapidly growing Internet of Things (IoT) technology ensuring safe, reliable tracking indoors and out, whilst increasing battery life way beyond other monitoring devices. Pentland Medical will give an overview on the background of Otiom and show how its recent launch in the UK has already improved the lives of many.Pentland Medical Ltd. Jamie Munro, Product Manager
11.55 – 12.15Support at your fingertips: an overview of DCC’s free support services for family carers. This brief talk will cover DCCs digital and face-to-face offers and include reflections from two carers.Dementia Carers Count.
Deborah Bevan, Sarah Churchill, Sue Hinds and Steve Dubbins
12.20 – 12.50Healthy Ageing for Carers. The development of a healthy ageing platform and its origin from providing dementia therapy to the current platform Goldster, an accessible way for carers to engage in classes to promote physical and mental wellbeing in their own environment.Goldster Ltd. Dr Zara Quail MBChB, Clinical Scientific Research Lead, Care Visions Healthy Ageing & Goldster
12.50 – 13.35LUNCH
13.35 – 13.55How the Global Biomarker and Treatment Revolution is finally solving the Alzheimer’s Disease Pandemic. With the FDA approval of Aduhelm, the first drug in the world to treat the underlying cause of Alzheimer’s Disease, there has been an accelerated focus on international clinical trials to validate and licence new treatments designed to slow or ideally halt progression of Alzheimer’s and its symptoms.Re:Cognition Health. Dr Emer MacSweeney, CEO
14.00 - 14.20Thinking Differently About Dementia: The essential benefits of nature. Helping people to get outdoors, connect with nature and their community, and retain a sense of adventure in their lives.Dementia Adventure. Gordon Malcolm, Project Coordinator
14.25 - 14.45If 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.
Vegetarian for Life. Amanda Woodvine
14.50 - 15.10Hearing Loss and Dementia. Learn about the latest research into the links between hearing loss and dementia, and how you may manage your hearing loss.RNID. Crystal Rolfe, Associate Director for Strategy- Health
15.15 - 15.35The ExperienceTable. An interactive presentation on how touch serious games can help careworkers improve the wellbeing of people with dementia.Sovacare. Edith Zuiderent, CEO
15.40 - 16.00Implementing an innovative Dementia Support Programme in domiciliary care.Right at Home. Simon Osborne, Head of Quality and Compliance and Clinical, IPC & Dementia Lead Practitioner
10.50 – 11.10My Life TV. Dementia Friendly TV Channel. Benefits people living with dementia and their carers.MyLifeFilms. Jorg Roth, Founder
11.15 – 11.35Getting your affairs in order. A breakdown of the core services that Jones Whyte Solicitors provides, including Wills, Will Reviews, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Family Protection Trusts and Inheritance Tax Planning.Jones Whyte Solicitors. Adrian Howlett, Estate Planning Consultant
11.40 – 12.00How 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.Helping Hands. Carole Kerton-Church, Regional Clinical Lead London
12.05 – 12.25The Future of Clinical Trials for Memory Impairment. Find out about the current state of play for Alzheimer’s disease and memory impairment clinical research; and discover what it’s like to take part in a research trial.St Pancras Clinical Research. Dr Stuart Ratcliffe, Chief Scientific Officer; Dr Alishah Suleman, Clinical Research Physician and Kieran Fallon, Patient Engagement Team
12.25 – 13.20LUNCH
13.20 – 13.40‘The Hope Model’. When I was training as a psychologist I was fascinated by the concept of the ‘Paradigm Shift’ and how it refers to a revolutionary change in thinking or assumptions about a particular phenomenom. This talk is about the changes that occurred in my own understanding of Alzheimer’s Disease and in my family since we introduced a hope based model of thinking. Psychology Egg. Dr Anna Moore Asgharian, Clinical Psychologist & Founder
13.45 - 14.05Tales of the expected and unexpected - the importance of planning for care The Good Care Group. Elaine Murray, Community Ambassador
14.10 – 14.30Their voice, their story, their soundtrack, their legacy. The power of the human voice, the importance of the story it tells, the connection to the soundtrack that accompanies it and the longevity of the legacy it creates.Back Story. Damian Bailey, Founder
14.35 – 14.55How Join Dementia Research enables people to find suitable dementia studies and accelerate vital research. NIHR - National Institute for Health Research. Christine Menzies, acting Join Dementia Research Manager and Dr Eleanor van den Heuvel, Brunel University
15.00 – 15.20My Name is Not Dementia. Dementia: Film & Documenting - The Importance and Power of sharing a life with dementia through documentary films. Brothers Andrew and Lee cared for their Mother Val for 13 years who had all variants of Frontotemporal Dementia and Motor Neurone Disease from the age of 55. They made 3 films that have had a wide impact across the globe with informing research and raising awareness of still, a less known dementia. In 2009, This May Just Drive Us Crazy, 2013 My Name is Rod with the final film, My Name is Val premiering in 2022. The brothers discuss the positives of this filmaking process. Lee Pearse, Senior Manager and Andrew Pearse, Communications and Publicity Manager, Heeley City Farm
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