Dementia in Care and Housing Theatre

The future of dementia
10:15 - 11:00 NEC - Hall 3
  • Expected number of people with dementia in the future and why it’s difficult to count
  • Disease and symptom cures
  • Where and how people with dementia will live
  • Who will provide care; Where funding will come from.
Panel: Keeping people with dementia at home for longer
11:15 - 12:00 NEC - Hall 3
Chief Executive
Senior Admiral Nurse
Dementia UK

Advice on how to ensure that people living with dementia stay in their homes for as long as possible.

Chairperson: Professor June Andrews

Panellists: Ian Weatherhead, Senior Admiral nurse, Dementia UK
                    Pamela Holmes, Practice Development Manager, SCIE
                    Bridget Warr, Chief Executive, UKHCA



Panel: How are leading housing providers rising to the dementia challenge?
13:00 - 13:45 NEC - Hall 3
Head of Dementia Innovation
The Abbeyfield Society
Executive Director
National Care Forum

With the growth of sheltered accommodation and extra care dementia is a daily challenge for housing associations across the country. Some of the leading providers talk about how they are ensuring people with dementia enjoy a high quality of life.

Chairperson: Professor June Andrews

Panellists: Vic Rayner, Executive Director, National Care Forum
                    April Dobson, Head of Dementia Innovation, The Abbeyfield Society


Dealing with dementia-related behaviour
14:15 - 15:00 NEC - Hall 3
Age UK - Horsham District

What should housing and homecare providers be prepared for and what are the indicators that show a resident should consider alternative care options?

Supporting housing staff
15:15 - 16:00 NEC - Hall 3
Housing Operations Director
Anchor Trust

Housing staff are often helping people with dementia in their own homes and often don't have the same support structures as care homes. How organisations ensure workers feel supported to ensure they are confident in recognising dementia and providing good quality dementia care.