Four Seasons Dementia Experience
Ever wondered what it feels like to live with dementia?
Take part in the Dementia Experience to help understand a little of what a loved one may be feeling. The simulated dementia experience gives participants a sense of what living with dementia might be like by reducing the individual’s sensory perception and ability to concentrate and then asking them to carry out everyday tasks.
Who would benefit from this session?
- Families with a loved one living with dementia
- Care professionals
- Businesses and community groups working towards becoming dementia friendly
It is designed to increase understanding and empathy by simulating the sensory and cognitive impairments experienced by people living with dementia. These free sessions will be taking place on both days of the show, to register to take part please visit stand B5.
What people have said…..
“I found the session inspiring and very informative. My Mum lived with Dementia and I only wish I knew then what I was taught in this session, as I feel I could have understood what she was going through a little more and supported in a more effective way.”
“This simulated experience is really helpful in giving some insight into what it is like to live with dementia. Knowing the theory of good dementia care is one thing but this experience provides important insight into the feelings people with dementia have.”
“Carers need this type of training; you can’t learn this on a computer”
1-2-1 Dementia Advisor consultations
These sessions allow visitors to have a free 20-minute confidential consultation with an Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Advisor who can offer advice and support to people affected by dementia.
They can be booked onsite on the day at the Alzheimer’s Society stand F10 and are on a first come first served basis.
Dementia UK Admiral Nurses 1-2-1 Clinics
These popular 1-2-1 clinics allow visitors to have a free 25- minute confidential consultation with an Admiral Nurse. Sessions can be booked onsite on the day at the Dementia UK stand F1 and are on a first come first served basis.
The clinics were fully booked for both days and were able to offer invaluable advice and support to carers of people with dementia.
Alzheimer’s in the Frame: Memorable Icons
View a collection of original artworks created for The Alzheimer’s Show by highly acclaimed and talented artists. It features famous icons – including Margaret Thatcher, Rita Hayworth and Prunella Scales, all of whom either lived or are living with dementia.
This unique project is part of our ongoing aim to help raise awareness of dementia.
BAT & Butterfly Vs. Alzheimer’s. Table Tennis
Table Tennis – The World’s Number One Brain Sport! So designated, by United States and Japanese Neuroscientists after extensive clinical studies.
Come and take part in a table tennis challenge with a specifically designed table and bat and discover how this activity can help in the early stages of dementia.