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30th of April 2019
Royal Society of Medicine, London

Dementia 2020

08:15-09:00 Registration & Networking
09:00-10:15 1st Morning Plenary
09:00 Chair`s Joint Opening Address
Professor Wendy Burn (confirmed)
President, Royal College of Psychiatrists
Dr Jennifer Bute (confirmed)
Person Living with Dementia, Service User
09:10 Keynote Address - Leading a nation in tackling dementia
Jeremy Hughes CBE (confirmed)
Chief Executive, Alzheimer`s Society
  • Expectations of health and social care systems
  • Responsibilities of wider society
09:25 Ageing Well: Integrating Care for Older People
Dr Martin Vernon (confirmed)
National Clinical Director for Older People, NHS England
  • The NHS Long Term Plan was published in January 2019.
  • It sets out historic 5 and 10-year ambitions and commitments focused on an improved health care offer to older people in their communities
  • This will be delivered through primary care networks as part of the new funding commitments to primary and community services
  • Included in this are:
    • New approaches to targeted population health focused on Ageing Well for people with moderate frailty
    • Urgent community response to reduce the need for unwarranted hospital admission or stays, and
    • A new guaranteed offer of advanced health care support to residents in care homes.
09:40 Care About Dementia, the experience of Home Instead Senior Care, an award-winning homecare company
Martin Jones (confirmed)
Managing Director, Home Instead Senior Care UK
  • Raise awareness of dementia and how we all have a responsibility to understand it and help people living with it to enjoy life
  • Discuss how to support clients with dementia effectively at home whilst promoting dignity, independence and choice
  • Share Home Instead’s dementia expertise at both national and local level
  • Share useful tips to increase understanding of how to improve the lives of those who live with dementia
09:55-10:15 Questions and Answers
10:15-10:55 Coffee & Networking
10:55-12:05 2nd Morning Plenary
10:55 The state of care – and how to improve it!
Alison Murray (confirmed)
Head of Inspection & Dementia Lead, Care Quality Commission
  • Hear the findings from CQC’s inspections of dementia care services
  • Learn about key factors which contribute towards an outstanding rating
11:10 Dementia Risk Reduction and Productive Healthy Ageing : Transforming the future of society
Carly Tutty-Johnson (confirmed)
Healthy Ageing & Dementia Programme Lead, Public Health England
  • Hear about Public Health England’s Approach to Productive Healthy Ageing
  • Learn what progress has been made in relation to dementia risk reduction so far
  • Reflect on opportunities for future progress
11:25 Invisible 24/7 nurse to provide safety and peace of mind for the residents and caregivers
Jari Ekblad (confirmed)
Chief Operating Officer, MariCare Oy
James Puttick (confirmed)
Managing Director, Direct Healthcare Solutions
  • Elsi® Smart Floor shows resident’s daily activity with high privacy standards
  • Cost efficiency versus quality of care – technology will help to achieve both
11:45-12:05 Questions and Answers
12:05-12:15 Comfort Break
12:15-12:35 Case Study 1
12:15 Turning older people and people with dementia into dedicated athletes
Stian Lavik (confirmed)
Director of International Markets, Motitech AS
Solfrid Sagstad (confirmed)
Executive Market Manager, Motitech AS
  • How cycling to videos from familiar roads and childhood memories motivates to increased physical activity and improves wellbeing
  • How our Sport England-funded project helps spreading this activity across England
  • The Road Worlds for Seniors - an annual world championship for people in care homes and adult day care centres
12:35-12:55 Case Study 2
12:35 Living independently at home
Soraya Cottrell (confirmed)
HISC Eastbourne Owner & Director of Care, Home Instead Senior Care UK
12:55-13:55 Lunch in the Network Surgery
13:55-14:40 3 Workshops Running Concurrently
13:55 Workshop A - Guy Whittle Auditorium - How technology can support earlier diagnosis of dementia and the management of those living with dementia
Dr Sina Habibi (confirmed)
CEO, Cognetivity Neurosciences
Elin Haf Davies (confirmed)
Founder, Aparito
Naomi Snell (confirmed)
Head of Partnerships, PPP Taking Care

Technology is rapidly changing our world and how we live. Advances in technology, including developments in AI, are also allowing us to identify changes in health, and in particular cognitive function that can indicate the early onset of dementia. And for those living with dementia, technology can often provide an opportunity to remain safe and independent at home.

Join us and experts in dementia, health and technology to hear how technology is currently supporting earlier diagnosis and the management of dementia, what is in development and what might be available in the not too distant future.

13:55 Workshop B - Seminar Suite - Transforming the physical, social and emotional well-being of people living with dementia in an ExtraCare village
Shirley Hall (confirmed)
Head of Innovation and Wellbeing , The ExtraCare Charitable Trust
Michael Spellman (confirmed)
Dementia Lead, The ExtraCare Charitable Trust
  • An insight into our services (Enriched Opportunities Programme) within a retirement village
  • Latest research findings relating to mental health and cognition
  • Putting the research into practice
  • Case study on supporting a resident to live well and retain their independence
13:55 Workshop C - Naim Dangoor Auditorium - Designing and building for Dementia
Lindsay Courtney (confirmed)
Clinical Lead for Intermediate Care and Reablement, Home Group
Teresa Snaith (confirmed)
Head of Development, Home Group

Designing for Dementia will be a highly participative workshop bringing together health and care specialists, architects, commissioners, customers and their carers to look at how effective home design can improve care and independent living.

14:45-16:15 Afternoon Plenary
14:45 Chair`s Introduction to the Afternoon
Dr Jill Rasmussen (confirmed)
Clinical Representative for Dementia, Royal College of General Practitioners
14:50 Looking to 2025: Creating the Research Environment
Martin Rossor (confirmed)
National Director for Dementia Research, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

In order to make best use of the increased funding for dementia research we will need

  • to attract new and young researchers
  • support informed choice for research participation
  • ensure robust public and patient involvement
15:05 Diagnosis and management of dementia in primary care
Professor Louise Robinson (confirmed)
Director, Newcastle University Institute for Ageing

At a policy level, the World Alzheimer Organisation and WHO have both recommended greater involvement of primary care in the management of people with dementia. In the UK updated NICE guidance on dementia has also advocated a greater role for GPs and the primary care team. This presentation will practically discuss how this can be done within current NHS health care systems. 

15:20 Improving Dementia Care through developing our workforce
James Cross (confirmed)
National Dementia Lead, Skills for Care
  • The scale the social care workforce
  • The key challenge and how we address it
  • Dementia workforce development in social care and health
15:35-15:50 Afternoon Q&A Panel Debate
15:50-15:55 Chairs Closing Remarks
15:55-16:30 Coffee & Networking
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