We are very grateful to both our Academic Partner, the Association for Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester, and extend warm thanks to the Alzheimer’s Society for their highly valued contribution that enables all our visitors to have a truly memorable experience.
Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia. Every day, we work tirelessly to find new treatments and, ultimately, a cure for dementia. We provide expert information, training, and support services to all those who need our help. And we are creating a more dementia-friendly society so people with the condition can live without fear and prejudice. Let’s take on dementia together. Volunteer. Donate. Campaign for change. Whatever you do, unite with us against dementia.
The Association for Dementia Studies (ADS), at the University of Worcester, established in 2009 and led by Professor Dawn Brooker, is an active research and education centre. Our multi-professional team are experts in the field of personcentred dementia care and support. Through research, education, consultancy and scholarship, we make a cutting-edge contribution to building evidence based practical ways of working with people living with dementia and their families that enables them to live well.
Special Interest Streams
We were very pleased to welcome once again special interest streams from the National Dementia Action Alliance (NDAA) and Dementia UK. They were hosting dedicated sessions and streams addressing the specific challenges for people working in their fields and providing excellent new opportunities for learning and networking with key people.
National Dementia Action Alliance (NDAA) – Dementia care in acute hospitals
The NDAA brings together 110 organisations across England to connect, share best practice and take action on dementia. The NDAA was formed in 2010 with the launch of the National Dementia Declaration. Today members work together and campaign to transform the lives of people affected by dementia. Campaigns include embedding dementia-friendly principles in hospitals and raising awareness of dementia within seldom heard groups. For information see www.nationaldementiaaction.org.uk
Dementia UK – End of life care for people with dementia
Admiral Nurses provide the specialist dementia support that families need. When things get challenging or difficult, our Nurses work alongside people with dementia, their families and carers: giving them one-to-one support, expert guidance and practical solutions. The unique dementia expertise and experience an Admiral Nurse brings is a lifeline—it helps families to live more positively with dementia in the present, and to face the challenges of tomorrow with more confidence and less fear.