Dementia 2020 North
Transforming Care, Support & Research
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Dementia 2020 North
Transforming Care, Support & Research
8th of June 2016
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Dementia 2020 North - Plenary

08:15-09:00 Registration & Networking
09:00-10:05 1st Morning Plenary
09:00 Chair & Guest Speaker`s Joint Opening Address
Reinhard Guss (confirmed)
Chair, Faculty of the Psychology of Older People, & Co-chair, Dementia Action Alliance
Mr Chris Roberts (confirmed)
Dementia Friends Champion, Alzheimer’s Society
09:10 Keynote Address - Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia 2020 – Implementation
Lorraine Jackson (confirmed)
Deputy Director - Dementia Policy, Department of Health
  • The Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia 2020 sets out what the Government wants to achieve by 2020 in order to transform dementia care, support, awareness and research, building on the momentum generated from the first Challenge published in 2012.
  • To ensure the commitments set out in the Prime Minister’s Challenge are delivered, the Department of Health launched the Implementation Plan on 6 March 2016 which sets out the actions, the Government and partners will take. The session will explore the priorities and actions for delivery up to 2018 towards achieving the Government’s ambitions by 2020.
09:25 Improving the quality of life for people with dementia
Helen Foster (confirmed)
Operations Director - North, Alzheimer`s Society
  • What do we mean by quality of life for People Living with Dementia
  • What are the building block to ensuring  a good quality of life
  • What do People Living with Dementia tell us they need for a good quality of life
09:45 Connecting Research Networks
Professor Nigel Hooper (confirmed)
Director of Dementia Research, University of Manchester & Co-ordinator, Alzheimers Research UK - Manchester and North West Network Centre
  • Research networks are helping us to drive dementia research forward more rapidly than ever
  • Such networks include:
  • Dementia@Manchester across the University of Manchester
  • The Dementia Consortium and Dementia United across Greater Manchester
  • The Alzheimer’s Research UK Network Centres and Dementias Platform UK across the UK
10:05-10:20 Morning Q&A Panel Debate 1
10:20-10:30 Comfort Break
10:30-11:30 2nd Morning Plenary
10:30 The National Mental Capacity Act Forum
Professor Ilora Finlay (confirmed)
Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, House of Lords
  • A forum is a ‘conversation place’ to exchange ideas and good practice
  • Capacity assessment is not a simple one off test
  • Empowering people with mental capacity difficulties is everyone’s concern and requires careful listening
  • Respect for the intrinsic worth of each individual lies at the heart of good care
10:50 Devolution and dementia: A unique opportunity to create more integrated care, in Greater Manchester and beyond
Veronica King (confirmed)
Stakeholder Relations Manager – North, Alzheimer’s Society
  • The session will consider the opportunities that devolution of health and social care presents for improving dementia care and creating a more integrated system.
  • It will introduce the Greater Manchester devolution transformation programme, Dementia United it’s aims and work  so far, and consider how this blueprint can be used in different geographical areas for the benefit of people with dementia and carers. 
11:10 Regulations for Service Providers and Managers
Sheila Grant (confirmed)
Head of Inspection - Northern Region, Care Quality Commission
11:30-11:45 Morning Q&A Panel Debate 2
11:45-12:10 Coffee & Networking
12:10-12:40 Case Study 1
12:10 Dementia Care and Support – best practice examples
Rachel Peacock (confirmed)
Director of Development, Making Space
Rachel Yates (confirmed)
Dementia Development Coordinator, Making Space
  • North Yorkshire Dementia Navigators
  • Derby City Dementia Service
  • Bury Dementia Friendly GP Project
  • Dementia law clinic
  • Oldham Memory clinics 
12:40-13:00 Case Study 2
12:40 Eating and Drinking Well: Supporting People Living with Dementia
Joanne Holmes (confirmed)
Lecturer in Nutrition, Bournemouth University
Professor Jane Murphy (confirmed)
Professor, Bournemouth University
  • Research informed evidence base for good nutritional care for people living with dementia
  • Importance of partnership working and community
  • Active dissemination and impact
13:00-14:00 Lunch in the Network Surgery
14:00-15:10 1st Afternoon Plenary
14:05 Chair & Guest Speaker`s Joint Introduction to the Afternoon
Reinhard Guss (confirmed)
Chair, Faculty of the Psychology of Older People, & Co-chair, Dementia Action Alliance
Mr Chris Roberts (confirmed)
Dementia Friends Champion, Alzheimer’s Society
14:15 Keynote Address - Brain Ageing: What do we know and how will it help us?
Professor James Goodwin (confirmed)
Chief Scientist, Age UK
  • Population ageing and the prevalence of disease, including co-morbidities associated with dementia
  • Ageing and brain health, including functional and structural changes, with individual differences
  • Risk reduction, protective factors and interventions
  • Trends and projections.
14:30 Understanding the ageing process and age-related disease
Professor Stuart Parker (confirmed)
Lead for Ageing & Dementias, National Institute for Health Research (NHIR) - Clinical Research Network
  • This presentation will focus on the challenges and opportunities of population ageing.
  • In particular it will consider the notion of health in old age an implications for future services
14:50 NICE Quality Standards and commissioning dementia care
Dr Michael Mellors (confirmed)
Social Care & Commissioning Specialist, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
  • What has NICE identified as key priorities in dementia care?
  • Measures of quality for dementia services
15:10-15:25 Afternoon Q&A Panel Debate 1
15:25-15:35 Comfort Break
15:35-16:35 2nd Afternoon Plenary
15:35 The essential role of family carers as partners in care
Jean Tottie (confirmed)
Chair & Director, tide – ‘together in dementia everyday’
  • Improving care for people with dementia means supporting the biggest workforce - family carers
  • Supporting and empowering carers to help others in their community, using their expertise, is the way forward
  • A new national network of carers with a strong voice will hold services to account
15:55 Technology for Living with Dementia
Tom Dening (confirmed)
Professor of Dementia Research, University of Nottingham - Centre for Dementia
  • Perspectives & approaches to medical and assistive technologies
  • How can technology help in dementia care?
  • Examples and categorisations of technologies
  • Challenges for the development, usability assessment and implementation of technology
16:15 Improving Skills Development for the Healthcare Support Workforce
Christina Pond (confirmed)
Executive Director – Core Contracts & Policy, Skills For Health
16:35-16:50 Afternoon Q&A Panel Debate 2
16:50-16:50 Conference Close & Chairs Closing Remarks

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