National Dementia Action Alliance Annual Conference

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Royal College of Nursing

20 Cavendish Square

London

W1G 0RN

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You can now reserve your place for the National DAA Annual Conference.

Please join us for the day to focus on improvements within dementia care and a focus on inclusion and engagement.


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09:45 am – 10:15am
Arrival / Registration / Networking


10:15 am – 10:20am
Welcome by a member of the Royal College of Nursing

Bronagh Scott, Director of Nursing Policy and Practice, Royal College of Nursing


10:20am – 10:30am
Welcome and introduction from Chairs

Mohammed Akhlak Rauf MBE, Founder and Director, Meri Yaadain CiC

Chris Maddocks, Living with young onset vascular dementia, Alzheimer's Society volunteer, member of 3 Nations Dementia Working Group, volunteer at St Wilfrid's Hospice in Eastbourne.


10:30am – 11:30am
Making waves with central and local government

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia (APPG) to update on their latest enquiry ‘dementia as a disability’ and updates from the LGA and ADASS

  • Debbie Abrahams MP, Co-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia

  • Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Conservative Chair, Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board

  • Georgia Chimbani, Dementia Lead, ADASS

  • Chair - Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive Officer, Alzheimer's Society


11:30am – 12:30pm Learning from people living with dementia and carers; what works and why in dementia care and support?

A panel of people living with dementia and carers share their constructive experiences of living well in the care home, healthcare, research and leisure sectors. What can we learn from these approaches?

  • Mary Mitchell, carer to husband Mike, tide member, retired headteacher

  • Tracey Shorthouse, retired Nurse, member of the Dementia Friendly Hospitals Taskforce, and living with dementia

  • Gillian Harrison, Alzheimer’s Society Research Volunteer and an ex-carer

  • Chair: Rachel Niblock, DEEP Southern Coordinator, Innovations in Dementia


12:30pm – 13:20pm
Lunch/networking


13:20 am – 13:40am
Address by NDAA Secretariat

  • Kelly Kaye, Executive Lead, National Dementia Action Alliance

  • Keith Oliver, Living with young onset dementia, Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador, Kent & Medway PT NHS Dementia Service User Envoy and member of 3 Nations Dementia Working Group


13:40pm – 13:50pm
The Dementia Challenge 2020, what next?

  • Sally Copley, Director of Policy Campaigns and Partnerships, Alzheimer’s Society


13:50pm – 15:00pm
NDAA member showcase: Understanding needs to deliver tailored outcomes for people living with dementia and carers

  • HC-One: Prof Graham Stokes, Director of Memory Care

  • MacIntyre: Sarah Ormston, Specialist Health Advisor & Dementia Project Manager

  • Housing and Care 21: Vanessa Pritchard-Wilkes, Head of Strategic Engagement & Eileen Gilbert

  • Life Story Network: Mohammed Akhlak Rauf MBE

  • Dementia Adventure: Neil Mapes, Chief Executive Officer & Lorraine Brown


15:00pm – 15:15pm
Refreshments


15:15pm – 16:30pm
Workshop: How research is informing practical solutions to improve the lives of people living with dementia and carers

Discuss and engage with a selection of innovative projects working to improve the wellbeing of people living with dementia and carers:

  • Meeting Centres, University of Worcester: Shirley Evans, Joy Valentini & Liz Dedman

  • IDEAL study: Nicola Hart & Keith Oliver


16:30pm – 16:35pm
Chairs closing remarks

4:35pm – 5:30pm
Networking and wine tasting with Direct Cellars brand partner, Sian Jones

Please note the agenda is subject to change and the organisers reserve the right to amend this in the lead up to the event


Sponsored by:

“Housing & Care 21 is proud to sponsor this year’s NDAA conference. We are a dementia-friendly organisation committed to helping people live well with dementia and we are looking forward to sharing our experience on the importance of good housing to enable this”.

Vanessa Pritchard-Wilkes, Head of Strategic Engagement, Housing & Care 21


This event is free for National Dementia Action Alliance members listed here and to contributors to our campaigns. The event is designed for National DAA members working across England and so is not free to attend for Local Dementia Action Alliance members. For non-members the fee to attend is £75 per person.

Become a sponsor of the NDAA Annual Conference

If you would like to discuss options for sponsoring the event please email us at NDAA@alzheimers.org.uk or to see a list of the sponsorship options click here.

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Royal College of Nursing

20 Cavendish Square

London

W1G 0RN

United Kingdom

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