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Alzheimer’s Society Annual Conference 2020
Can we keep our brains healthy? What does a dementia friendly society really look like? Can technology care? What’s standing in the way of a comprehensive Dementia Pathway? Alzheimer’s Society Annual Conference 2020, taking place on 18 – 19 May 2020, in London, is the opportunity for industry leaders to come together and ask the big questions on dementia.
2020 sees acceleration in dementia research, policy collaboration, public awareness and community action. But there is still a long way to go to improve the journey, from pre-diagnosis to end of life for those living with dementia and those who care for them. You can lead the way by linking with likeminded colleagues and staying in the know at the UK’s leading dementia conference.
By putting the lived experiences of people with dementia at the heart of the event, and hearing from experts and thought-leaders on the latest innovations in research, policy and care, this conference paves the way for real change and a better future for people affected by dementia.
Highlights of the programme include:
- Our new CEO Kate Lee opening the conference.
- Building the dementia pathway – focus on the five elements to the pathway, which will look at initial concerns with memory through to end-of-life care and provide a benchmark of what high quality care and support looks like for people affected by dementia. Speakers include: Professor Dame Louise Robinson, Professor of Primary Care and Ageing, Regius Professor of Ageing, Newcastle University; Simon Jones, Director of Policy, Marie Curie and Sue Tucker, Research Network Volunteer and Former Carer
- Dementia Friendly Society: Living and Supporting Well - shining a light on vision and best practice. How can we help people to live independently for as long as possible? With speakers: Wendy Herbert, Assistant Director of Quality and Nursing, Welsh Ambulance Services Trust; Kim Klug, Community Learning Producer, Historic Royal Palaces, George Rook - Person with dementia active in Dementia Friendly and Elisa Moscolin, Head of Sustainability & CSR, Santander
- Hear from Dr Cath Mummery and Professor Julie Williams as they discuss and present what we have learnt so far about the genetics of dementia, and what hope this offers for the future in terms of diagnosis, treatment and care. They’ll be joined by Hannah Mackay who will be sharing her personal experience of genetic testing after her father was diagnosed with a type of frontotemporal dementia.
- Wide ranging parallel sessions: Delegates will be able to attend up to four parallel sessions covering topics like Brain health and modifiable risk factors of dementia, reaching B.A.M.E communities affected by dementia and technology and the future of dementia care.
- Networking opportunities throughout the conference, including in our exhibition and poster hall and at the drink’s reception at the end of day 1.
Join us on 18 and 19 May, register now.