Keynote Speakers


14.00 Open panel discussion: Care in the time of Covid: Tales of the unexpected
Chair: Professor Dawn Brooker, University of Worcester


10.00 Plenary Session
Chair: Kate Lee, Alzheimer’s Society

Paola Barbarino, Alzheimer’s Disease International
People living with dementia and carers from DEEP and tide
Helen Whately, Minister of State for Care

14.30 The Tom Kitwood Memorial Address to be given by Professor Linda Clare, University of Exeter and Jackie Pool, Dementia Pal Ltd

Paola Barbarino, Alzheimer’s Disease International

Paola is CEO of Alzheimer’s Disease International. Prior to this, she was CEO of LIFE and occupied senior positions with Cass Business School, Tate, British Library and IIED. She is a Board Member of the World Dementia Council, a Trustee of The Postal Museum and of Lauderdale House. Previously she was a Non-Executive Director of the Non-Communicable Disease Alliance (NCDA), a Trustee of Shelter, the housing/homelessness charity, and of MLA London. She holds a degree cum laude in Classics from Federico II Napoli University, an MA in Field and Analytical Techniques in Archaeology and an MA in Library and Information Science both from University College London.

People living with dementia (DEEP) and carers (tide)

DEEP is a UK wide network of around 120 groups of people with dementia. It connects groups to each other to highlight the views, hopes and intentions of people with dementia. Groups are independent, diverse and rights-based – empowering people with dementia to speak out about issues that are important to them. DEEP is hosted by Innovations in Dementia and funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.

tide (together in dementia everyday) is a national involvement network for carers and former carers of people with dementia. By providing training and speaking opportunities, tide empowers and enables carers to have their voices heard, influencing practice, policy and research locally, regionally and nationally. tide is hosted by Life Story Network.

Professor Linda Clare, University of Exeter

Linda Clare is Professor of Clinical Psychology of Ageing and Dementia at the University of Exeter. In her research she aims to try to understand the experience of living with dementia and find ways to better support people with dementia and their families, including developing rehabilitative approaches to optimise independence and well-being. Linda has published over 250 peer-reviewed research articles. She holds Fellowships of the British Psychological Society, Academy of Social Sciences and Gerontological Society of America. She is a National Institute of Health Research Senior Investigator, and serves on the Governing Board of the Global Council on Brain Health.

Jackie Pool, Sunrise Senior Living & Gracewell Healthcare

Jackie Pool has over 35 years’ specialist dementia care experience as an occupational therapist working in health and social care in the statutory and in the independent sector. She is the author of the Pool Activity Level (PAL) Instrument: a reliable and valid assessment and care planning tool for use with people who are living with dementia and the author of the recently published book: Reducing the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.  Jackie is currently participating in two major research programmes with the University of Exeter and with the European wide, EU funded study: SENSE-Cog.


10.15 Plenary session – An update on medical and scientific advances in prevention and treatment of dementia
Chair: Nori Graham, Alzheimer’s Disease International and Alzheimer’s Society

Professor James Warner, consultant in old age psychiatry and medical director of Halcyon Doctors

12.15  Q&A with DEEP – Meet the Filmmakers

Dr James Warner, Imperial College London

James Warner is consultant old age psychiatrist and medical director of Halcyon Doctors. James’ academic interests include teaching, evidence based psychiatry and research into dementia. He has contributed to over 100 peer reviewed research papers and a number of books and book chapters. James has also been Chair of the faculty of old age psychiatry at the Royal College of Psychiatrists and national professional advisor in old age psychiatry at the Care Quality Commission.


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