Programme



Time Programme
08:30 - 09:30 Registration, Networking and Exhibition
09:30 - 09:35 Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair, Ian Donaghy, Dementia Campaigner
09:35 - 10:05 A Whole System Approach in tackling Dementia Debbie Abrahams MP, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia ...Why the approach to dementia needs to be specific, bold and ambitious
The need for integrated, whole-person care from health and care services and local government
Shifting the healthcare model towards preserving good health by joining up care around the individual


10:05 - 10:35 Delivering Blood Tests for Dementia Risk Dr Ashvini Keshavan, Senior Clinical Research Fellow and Honorary Consultant Neurologist, University College London ...
What role could blood test play in early and accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease?
Paving the way for fair and equitable access to new and potentially life-changing treatments
Can a low-cost, scalable blood test be achieved in the UK that allows patients to access new drugs at the earliest possible point?
What evidence is needed to prove that blood tests are ready for use in the NHS?

10:35 - 11:05 Morning Coffee Break and Exhibition
11:05 - 11:55 Affording People with Dementia and Their Families a Greater Level of Humanity John Ramsay, Managing Director, Social-Ability Vanessa Raymont, Senior Clinical Researcher, R&D Director, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust Helen Pyper, Head of Policy and Campaigns, Dementia Carers Count Jackie Tuppen, Nurse Practitioner, Cogs Clubs ...What can be done for people and their families to ensure quality of care and rights are not left to chance?
How can person-centered care become a lived reality for all?
Understanding the need to include the voice of those with dementia in implementing strategies?
What can be done to ensure integration does lead to better services and outcomes?
What can be done to deliver a social care system that better recognises and supports unpaid carers of people living with dementia?
Are we seeking better integration and connection in dementia care or are we just chasing pavements?


11:55 - 12:25 Supporting the Drive for a More Diverse Future for Dementia Care Dr Karan Jutla, Head of the Centre for Applied and Inclusive Health Research and Dementia Lead, University of Wolverhampton ...
What does positive change really look like in terms of ensuring participation and representation at all levels for everyone working across the social care workforce?
What can be done to help employers in the sector to adopt positive and compassionate workplace cultures?
What role does data play in bringing about change to support equality, diversity and inclusion in the dementia care?
What are the actionable, measurable insights that employers can implement immediately to work towards a more diverse dementia care workforce?

12:25 - 13:25 Networking Lunch and Exhibition
13:25 - 14:00 Innovation in Design to Improve the Lives for People with Dementia and their Families David Wilson-Wynne, Senior Dementia Care Consultant, Dementia Services Development Centre ...What does the research tell to improve the quality of life for people with dementia and their care partner, reduce negative responsible behaviours ad support abilities for longer?
What environments can be created which are supportive of people living with dementia?
What are the latest developments in the implementation of dementia design principles in homes, schools, workplaces, care facilities and public buildings?
What is the role of design in enabling a better quality of life for people with dementia?


14:00 - 14:35 Improving Awareness, Practice and Support for People with Young Onset Dementia Dr Janet Carter Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist, North East London NHS Trust Philip Angrave Retired Registered Nurse and Senior Lecturer MSc, BSc (Hons) With Lived Experience of Dementia and Member, Young Dementia Network ...Awareness of the essential and different needs of younger people with dementia – a lived experience narrative including pre-diagnosis and primary care, the diagnosis experience, post-diagnosis and future care
What is good practice in these areas? An outline of what works well and the current variations from good practice based on recent research evidence
How equitable good practice can be achieved – the Young Dementia Network's policy and practice recommendations


14:35 - 15:05 Afternoon Coffee Break and Exhibition
15:05 - 16:00 Raising the Profile of Dementia Care – Planning for Success Jonathan Gardner, Chief Executive, Bluebird Care Amanda Scott, Chief Executive, Forest Heath Care Sam Monaghan, Chief Executive, MHA Adam Hutchison, Managing Director, Belmont Heath Care ...How can the sector collectively raise the profile of dementia care?
How can the profile of and skills of care workers and unpaid family members be recognized?
Sustaining services based on the best evidence of what works
Understanding what makes a real difference in people’s lives
Learning from the frontline to implement evidence in the realities of practice


16:00 - 16:10 Chair’s Closing Remarks, Ian Donaghy, Dementia Campaigner
16:10 - 17:00 Networking and Exhibition

*The programme is subject to change

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