UK Dementia Congress 2020

11 - 12 November, 2020 - Bournemouth

    Event Programme

    The event programme is currently being curated. Applicants will be informed by the end of June 2020 if their oral presentation can be included in the programme. Poster presenters will be contacted by the end of July. Please contact Theresa Ellmers for any queries regarding proposals at

    The Congress offers great choice and variety with up to six sessions running simultaneously. The expertise of leading international and UK speakers will be on display and for those who prefer a more interactive style, there will be plenty of opportunities for sharing ideas, information and experiences. In a rich mix of presentations, symposia and workshops the Congress covers all areas of care and support for people with dementia and their carers in care homes, acute hospitals, day care, sheltered and extra-care housing and the community. We are delighted that people with dementia and carers are closely involved as contributors throughout the whole event.

    Plenary Speakers

    • Professor Linda Clare, University of Exeter
    • Jackie Pool, Sunrise Senior Living & Gracewell Healthcare
    • Paola Barbarino, Alzheimer’s Disease International
    • Minster for Health & Social Care (invited)
    • Plus others to be confirmed



    The Journal of Dementia Care, the organisers of the Congress, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society and the University of Worcester, want to encourage and welcome people with dementia and carers to this major event. This year, as previously, the fees for people with dementia and their carers attending have been  reduced and we offer a number of free places to carers and also for supporters to enable people with dementia to attend.  Along with the Alzheimer’s Society and representatives from DEEP and tide groups, we will ensure that support is available throughout the Congress to assist those who need it.


    Adult social care providers and older people’s services, allied health professionals, architects, care coordinators, care home owners/managers, care home inspectors, care staff, family carers, clinical leads/directors and specialists, clinical psychologists, commissioners and providers, community health and outreach teams, consultants, day care managers, dementia leads, designers, end of life care professionals, nurses, community care services, heads of policy and strategy, neurologists, primary care/community mental health leaders, extra care housing managers, homecare managers, geriatricians, gerontologists, hospice professionals, housing professionals, mental health professionals, occupational therapists, old age psychiatrists, patient and public involvement leads, people living with dementia, physiotherapists, researchers, nursing staff, social care workers, social workers, speech and language therapists, support services for people with learning disabilities.


    The UK Dementia Congress is the best opportunity for professionals to learn from and be inspired by others’ experience, make connections and build bridges towards best practice in their own localities.

    • CPD certified two-day conference programme
    • Plenary sessions, keynote speakers and a wide choice of parallel sessions, symposia and interactive workshops
    • People with dementia and carers sharing their experiences
    • Over 40 parallel sessions to choose from covering the latest in dementia care, research, policy and innovation
    • Large and lively exhibition
    • Themed and facilitated networking sessions
    • Conference app
    • Poster presentations
    • Panel discussions and audience question time
    • Opportunities to network and socialise with like-minded individuals
    • Drinks receptions and special events


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