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

This year we are we are pleased to welcome special interest streams from Housing and Care 21, Hospice UK, Dementia UK, Dementia Action Alliance and United Kingdom Home Care Association. They will be 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.


As always there will be a strong emphasis on quality of life for people with dementia both in residential and hospital care and in the community, involvement of people with dementia and carers in planning and developing services, and support for family carers and frontline staff. We have included many opportunities for sharing of experience and ideas with a choice of interactive workshops throughout the Congress.

There are a number of special interest streams and sessions this year as part of the general Congress programme, allowing even more choice for delegates and encouraging cross-fertilisation of ideas, networks and innovation.

Dementia Action Alliance (DAA)

Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) brings together 150 organisations across England to connect, share best practice and take action on dementia. The DAA 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 improving carer support. For information see

Thursday 8th November: Dementia care in acute hospitals

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.

Wednesday 7th November: End of life care for people with dementia

Hospice UK is the national charity for hospice care and the only membership body for organisations providing hospice care. We support and champion the work of more than 200 of these organisations across the UK.

Wednesday 7th November: End of life care for people with dementia

Housing & Care 21 is a not-for-profit, leading national provider of Retirement Housing and Extra Care for older people of modest means. We manage over 20,000 properties across England, working across 190 local authorities and providing around 43,000 hours of care each week to more then 5,000 service users.

Thursday 8th November: Housing and home support for people with dementia

United Kingdom Homecare Association Ltd (UKHCA) is the professional association of home care providers from the independent, voluntary, not-for-profit and statutory sectors. UKHCA helps organisations that provide social care (also known as domiciliary care or homecare), which may include nursing services, to people in their own homes, promoting high standards of care and providing representation with national and regional policy-makers and regulators. The Association represents over two- thousand members across the United Kingdom, in England, Wales and Scotland.

Thursday 8th November: Housing and home support for people with dementia

Special Event Partners

We are also pleased to welcome special events including walkabout theatre performances with Vamos Theatre throughout 7th November coffee and lunch breaks.

Vamos Theatre was established in 2006 and is the UK’s leading full mask theatre company. We devise and tour accessible, humorous and fearless work which showcases the best in full mask performance.  Finding Joy is a Vamos Theatre production, about Joy a feisty 83-year-old who loves to dance and is losing her memory. Her grandson Danny is rebellious, bright and always getting into trouble. When Danny decides to look after Joy, they discover a shared playfulness and growing love. But is that enough to face the challenges ahead?  Approaching the subject of dementia with humour and humanity, award-winning Finding Joy is about family bonds, facing things together, and looking for the joy wherever it can be found.


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