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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. Presentations show how practice is linked to knowledge gained from research, experience, guidelines or expert consensus. Preference are given to papers that include an element of evaluation of a project or service, with scrutiny of the factors that lead to success or failure, what are the barriers to progress, whether these can be prevailed over and how.
WELCOMING PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA AND CARERS
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 to this major event. This year, as previously, the fees for people with dementia and their carers attending have been vastly reduced and we offer a number of free places for supporters to enable people with dementia to attend. Along with the Alzheimer’s Society and representatives from DEEP groups, we will ensure that support is available throughout the Congress to assist those who need it.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
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.
WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?
- CPD certified three-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 50 parallel sessions to choose from covering the latest in dementia care, research, policy and innovation
- Large and lively exhibition
- Conference app
- Poster presentations
- Panel discussions and audience question time
- Opportunities to network and socialise with like-minded individuals
- Drinks receptions and special events