Young People Living with Dementia Conference: Towards equity and excellence in clinical support.

Please see below our programme.

08.45 – 09.20        REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

09.25       Welcome

09.30 – 10.30     Specialised care for people with Young-onset Dementia in the Netherlands

Dr. Christian Bakker, Florence Centre for specialised care in Young-onset Dementia, The  Hague, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

10.30 – 11.15      Psychosocial interventions for YOD

Dr Andrea Mayrhofer, Senior Research Fellow, Dementia Care Centre for Research in Public Health and Community Care, University of Hertfordshire

11.15 – 11.30     COFFEE BREAK

11.30 – 12.15      Work after a diagnosis of Dementia

Dr Susan Richardson, Senior Lecturer, University of Huddersfield

12.15 – 13.00     The Restaurant that makes Mistakes

Dr Zoe Wyrko,  Consultant Geriatrician, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust & Shelley Sheppard


13.00 – 13.45      LUNCH BREAK


13.45 – 14.30       Children and adolescents experiences of parents with young onset dementia

Professor Pat Sikes, Professor in Qualitative Inquiry, The University of Sheffield

14.30 – 15.15       Empowering Better End of Life Dementia Care

Professor Liz Sampson, Reader in Old Age Psychiatry, Division of Psychiatry, UCL

15.15-15.30       TEA BREAK

15.30-16.15      How Can I Help?: Capturing the perspective of the Younger Person with Dementia in the Angela Project

Professor Jacqueline Parkes, Professor in Applied Mental Health, University of Northampton

16.15 -16.30         “Created Out of Mind”, dementia & arts residency at The Hub, Welcome Collection

Professor Sebastian Crutch, Professor of Neuropsychology, Dementia Research Centre, UCL

*The organisers reserve the right to make changes to the programme, speakers and etc should this become necessary.  For more information, please read our Terms & Conditions.


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