Dementia 2020
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Dementia 2020
The Next Phase
17th of April 2018
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
Dr Jennifer Bute (confirmed)
Person Living with Dementia, Service User
Rachel Thompson (confirmed)
Professional & Practice Development Lead, Dementia UK
09:10 Keynote Address - Leading a nation in tackling dementia
Jeremy Hughes CBE (confirmed)
Chief Executive, Alzheimer`s Society
  • We’ve come a long way but there is still a way to go - how the future of the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia depends on consistency, sustainability and commitment
  • how national direction in these three things must lead to local delivery that meets the needs of people with dementia and furthers research to 2020 and beyond
09:25 NICE standards for dementia
Professor Gillian Leng CBE (confirmed)
Chief Executive, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
  • Setting evidence based advice
  • What’s new in NICE quality standards
  • Putting evidence into practice
09:40 How well services are meeting the needs of people living with dementia
Andrea Sutcliffe CBE (confirmed)
Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, Care Quality Commission
  • Examples of good practice and what to avoid
  • How systems work together
  • Encouraging improvement
09:55-10:15 Questions and Answers
10:15-10:55 Coffee & Networking
10:55-12:00 2nd Morning Plenary
10:55 A National view on Dementia
Xanthe Townend (confirmed)
Programme Lead - IAPT & Dementia, NHS England
  • An update on national dementia policy
  • The dementia pathway implementation
11:10 Dementia 2020 Challenge – the 2018 Review
David Nuttall (confirmed)
Deputy Director - Dementia Policy, Department of Health
  • A reminder of the aims and ambitions of the Government’s 2020 Challenge on Dementia,
  • A recap of progress to date in realising the aims and objectives of the Challenge,
  • The commitment to a Review in 2018,
  • How to participate in the Review.
11:25 Making Risk Reduction a Reality
Dr Charles Alessi (confirmed)
Senior Advisor and Lead for Dementia, Public Health England
  • Partnership working is helping to share resources more broadly and to promote the risk reduction message ‘What’s good for your heart is good for your brain’
  • Developing the evidence and data on dementia to address health inequalities
  • Working with partners to develop a more positive narrative on ‘productive healthy ageing’ to help change the way we think about people as they age
11:40-12:00 Questions and Answers
12:00-12:10 Comfort Break
12:10-12:35 Case Study 1
12:10 Dementia Core Skills Education and Training
Jan Zietara (confirmed)
‎Head of Operational Delivery, Health Education England
12:35-13:00 Case Study 2
12:35 Living Well at home with Dementia
Clare Jefferies (confirmed)
Owner, Home Instead Wimbledon and Kingston

Clare Jefferies owner of  Home Instead Senior Care Wimbledon and Kingston discusses how relationship-led quality home care can support people living with dementia and their families remain happy, healthy and connected with their communities.

13:00-14:00 Lunch in the Network Surgery
14:00-14:45 3 Workshops Running Concurrently
14:00 Workshop A - Seminar Suite - Violence in Care: Person centred risk reduction strategies
Andy Baker (confirmed)
Managing Director and Head Trainer, Able Training Support

Reports state that 56% of social care staff have been physically assaulted in their job. Able training has been passionately teaching aggression management and physical intervention within the care sector for over 10 years. This seminar will discuss behaviour and risk reduction strategies to improve confidence, competence for those supporting individuals with dementia with the aim to reduce incidents of assault and improve quality of care.

14:00 Workshop B - Naim Dangoor Auditorium - Technology-enabled Dementia Care and support: The contribution of assistive technology to dementia care
John Turk MBA (confirmed)
MD / CEO in Social Care, Elderly Care and Mental Health
  • Introduction: About Centra
    • What we do now/ our telecare services & support services
    • About our research and innovation programme
  • Assistive technology, independence and choice – what works?
    •  What people living with dementia say
    • Review of the evidence base
  • Discussion:
    • Unpicking the ethical debates around assistive technology and dementia care
    • How can AT be integral to care and support packages – what does an  ‘ assistive technology in all policies’ approach look like?  
  • Conclusion: What is the future of AT for older people with dementia? (In home and out of home, IoT, preventive and predictive monitoring)
14:00 Workshop C - Guy Whittle Auditorium - How to motivate older people and people with dementia to physical activity?
Stian Lavik (confirmed)
Director of International Markets, Motitech AS
  • The story of how Motiview has proven to be a successful tool to help older people and people with dementia becoming more physically active
  • Why there is a need for a change of mindset in care
  • Why the support team (staff) and network and community are crucial keys to succeed
  • User stories
  • How to turn older people and people with dementia into dedicated athletes
  • What’s coming in the UK?
14:50-16:00 Afternoon Plenary
14:50 Chair`s Joint Introduction to the Afternoon
Rachel Thompson (confirmed)
Professional & Practice Development Lead, Dementia UK
Suzy Webster (confirmed)
Carer, Lived Experience Advisory Panel
15:00 Current progress on prevention, treatment and cure
Dr Alison Evans (confirmed)
Head of Policy and Impact, Alzheimer`s Research UK

MSD has provided support for the logistics of this session but had no involvement in content or selection of speakers

15:15 Post Diagnosis Support from a local government perspective
Sarah Pickup OBE (confirmed)
Deputy Chief Executive, Local Government Association
  • Local authorities role in providing care and support after to people diagnosed with dementia and their carers
  • The presentation will highlight some notable practice by councils
15:30 Person centred care and support
Margaret Willcox OBE (confirmed)
President, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS)
  • Delivering a better life for people living with dementia
  • Improving dementia awareness
  • Are services meeting the needs of people living with dementia? 
15:45-16:00 Afternoon Q&A Panel Debate
16:00-16:05 Chairs Closing Remarks
16:05-16:30 Coffee & Networking
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