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Hear individuals sharing their own experiences of caring for a person with dementia alongside professionals giving a range of practical advice talks.

As well as talks from carers and persons with dementia, you will hear expert presentations on a range of topics including nutrition, personal budgets, paying for care, Mental Capacity Act and research.

View the 2019 programme below

10.20 – 10.40With the Right Support, Anything is Possible. Supporting people with dementia to live more active and fulfilled livesGordon Malcolm, Programme Leader, Dementia Adventure
10.45 – 11.15Considerations when making a Will and Lasting Powers of Attorney. The talk will focus on the legal requirements for a valid Will and Lasting Powers of Attorney and other essential considerations. Marie Quinn, M2M Community Solicitors LLP
11.20 – 11.40Taking part in dementia research with Join Dementia ResearchJoin Dementia Research team
11.45 – 12.05Research on the efficacy of OMi’s magic surface on dementia care. The 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.Trevor Nell, Director of Operations, OM Interactive
12.10 – 12.40Paying for Care. People with dementia invariably pay for their own care which can be means tested. This talk outlines how the paying for care system works, what constitutes 'deprivation of assets', continuing NHS healthcare, and the rules which govern this aspect of the dementia journey. It will also give an update on the delay to the 'care cap'. Q&A included.Sara Wilcox, CEO, Pathways Through Dementia
13.10 – 13.30Staying at home with dementia. Join Consultant Admiral Nurse, Dr Jane Pritchard for practical advice on creating safe home environments for people living with dementia, followed by a Q&A. Dr Jane Pritchard, Consultant Admiral Nurse, Good Care Group
13.35 – 14.00How to juggle caring for a partner with Young Onset Dementia and being a mother. A glimpse into the challenges of children living with a parent who has dementia; how to balance their needs alongside their fathers as his disease progresses.Hannah Riches
14.05 – 14.25Right At Home
15.00 – 15.30Alzheimer's Society
15.35 – 15.55Minimising the effect of dementia for carers. Dementia in a family has a devastating impact, for the person living with dementia, and those providing care and support. It can seem impossible to find peace of mind when constantly worrying about the wellbeing and safety of a loved one. We offer no cure but can offer Assistive Technology solutions, which really do make a difference.Mike Dines, Managing Director, Medpage Ltd
10.20 – 10.50 People and families living with young onset dementia. Jules is speaking about the challenges younger people and their families face in getting a diagnosis, the impact of having a diagnosis and the support that should be available to them.Jules Knight, Consultant Admiral Nurse for Young Onset Dementia, Dementia UK
10.55 – 11.15Prevent People With Dementia From Becoming Lost. Learn about the world’s first medical device designed to prevent people with dementia from becoming lost. Through collaborations with Alzheimer’s charities, our goal is to improve safety nationwide with Otiom!Jamie Munro, Sales Manager, Pentland Medical
11.20 – 11.50Alzheimer's Society
11.55 – 12.20Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (MCST) for people with mild to moderate dementia. This session will provide an introduction to Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) and Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (MCST), an evidence-based intervention for people with mild to moderate dementia. It will explore some of the techniques that may be used and look at MCST programmes currently being offered in some local Age UKs, including uptake and outcomes so far.Rachel Freeman, Technical Advice Support Officer, Health and End of Life Care, Age UK
12.25 – 12.50Making decisions about remote monitoring and smart care: how to choose the right solutions for you. An array of new developments in remote monitoring and smart digital devices can help us to keep people safe and well in their own homes. However, these technologies can also bring practical challenges or raise concerns about privacy and security, and the range of technologies on offer can be bewildering. This session introduces the technologies and explores issues to consider when choosing a solution.Professor Christine Hine, Professor of Sociology, University of Surrey
13.10 – 13.30Journal of Dementia Care. Barbara Stephens
13.35 – 13.55Safe and warm. The Gas Distribution networks are working together to help keep their customers safe and warm this winter. Find out more about the support that's available.Kerry Potter, Group Social Impact and Vulnerability Manager, Gas Distribution Netwroks, SGN/Cadent
14.00 – 14.25My Name is Not Dementia: Carers, Care and Carer's Care Again. Dementia: Film & Documenting - The Importance and Power of sharing a life with dementia through Independent documentary films. Brothers Andrew (36) and Lee (48) cared for their Mother Val for 13 years who had all variants of Frontotemporal Dementia and Motor Neurone Disease from the age of 55. Caring for their mother and father and these daily challenges presented worlds of experiences they could not imagine, although, like for many, it creates skills and knowledge like no other. They made 3 films since raising awareness of still, less known dementia. The brothers discuss the positives of this process.Lee Pearse, Founder and Director of The Valerie Foundation, Dementia Manager at Heeley City Farm and Independent Filmmaker
14.30 – 15.00Frailty and how it relates to those living with dementia and those providing dementia care.Kerry Lyons, Service Development Consultant Admiral Nurse (Acute), Dementia UK
15.05 – 15.30
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