09:00 - 09:10

Chair's Opening Remarks

  • Welcome and introduction
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Professor Siobhan Reilly

Applied Dementia Studies, University of Bradford

09:10 - 09:35

Keynote Address: Exploring Next Steps Towards Improving the National Dementia Strategy

  • Improving diagnosis, care and research to support people living with dementia
  • Reviewing the impact of the social care reforms and COVID-19 for people living with dementia
  • Unlocking the potential of investment in dementia research to improve treatment and prevention
  • Collaborating with partners to identify knowledge and service gaps in dementia care
Live Q & A
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Debbie Abrahams MP

Co-Chair, APPG on Dementia

09:35 - 10:05

Improving Early Diagnosis, Specialist Support and Personalised Care

  • Overcoming the long-term impacts of COVID-19 on diagnosis for young and late onset of dementia
  • Delivering effective and clear messaging to improve healthy ageing
  • Reviewing the challenges and complexities of young onset of dementia
  • Improving provision of specialist post diagnostic interventions and support for people diagnosed with young onset dementia


Live Q & A
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Hilda Hayo

Chief Executive and Chief Admiral Nurse, Dementia UK

10:05 - 10:15


10:15 - 10:40

Delivering Multi-Agency Collaboration to Support Dementia Communities

  • Reviewing the impact of Covid-19 on social care services: making sure improving dementia care remains a priority
  • Bridging the gap between housing, health and social care to provide integrated and timely services
  • Lessons from integrated care: Exploring Greater Manchester’s Housing and Living Well with Dementia Strategy
Live Q & A
10:30 – 10:40
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Warren Heppolette

Executive Lead - Strategy & System Development, Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership

10:40 - 11:10

Case Study: Supporting People Living with Dementia- Managing Complex Cases

  • Working with different agencies to support complex cases: developing strategies for de-escalation and managing challenging behaviour
  • Creating specialist support and care plans for people living with dementia
  • Reducing pressure on health and social care services: decentralising and training community groups
Live Q & A
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Raja Badrakalimuthu AMD

AMD for Older Adults, Community Mental Health Team for Older People, Guildford Waverley

11:10 - 11:30

Networking Break

Participants will have the opportunity to interact on our digital platform

11:30 - 12:00

Joint Session: Embedding Co-Production in Dementia Care

  • Understanding best practice for personalised care by engaging with individuals and their families
  • Involving carers as equal partners and ensuring they are equipped to provided care solutions
  • Reviewing insights from the Dementia Carers Expert Group in Greater Manchester
Live Q & A
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Ruth Turner

Chair, Greater Manchester Carers Expert Reference Group

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Ruth Eley

Chair, Together in Dementia Everyday

12:00 - 12:30

Case study: Improving the Lives of People Living with Dementia and Their Carers Throughout Covid-19

  • Reviewing the impact of the pandemic and social isolation on people living with dementia and their carers at different points in time (the INCLUDE project)
  • Sharing the findings with policymakers
  • Creating the co-produced Living with Dementia Toolkit- moving forwards with hope



Live Q & A
12:25 – 12:30
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Keith Oliver

IDEAL Advisory Group Member and Member of the Living with Dementia Toolkit Group

Linda Clare

Professor Linda Clare

Professor of Clinical Psychology of Ageing and Dementia, University of Exeter

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Chris Norris

Member, Living with Dementia Toolkit Group

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Dr. Catherine Charlwood

Research Translation and Impact Manager, IDEAL Programme, University of Exeter

12:30 - 12:55

Providing a Supportive and Enabling Environment for People Living with Dementia in a Housing and Care Settings

  • Driving improvements to integrate housing, health, and care needs
  • Developing successful interventions in care homes to support people living with dementia
  • Giving a voice to people living with dementia and creating the enabling environment
    Generating a positive culture for people living with dementia
  • Developing successful interventions in housing with care settings to support people living with dementia
Live Q & A
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Jamie Lindon-Lewis

Head of Quality Assurance and Commissioning, Housing 21

12:55 - 13:25

Tackling Inequalities in Dementia Care: Social Networks to Create Dementia Friendly Living Conditions

  • Identifying local needs and supporting minority groups including BAME communities young people and LGBTQ+
  • Building non clinical spaces that allow people in different stages of their diagnosis to access a range of activities and to improve their living conditions
  • Creating friendly spaces that tackle loneliness and stigma among people living with dementia
  • Harnessing the benefits of social prescribing and community networks
Live Q & A
13:20 - 13:25
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Mohammed Akhlak Rauf MBE

Founder and Director , Meri Yaadain CiC

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Lynsey Tran

Dementia Friendly Coordinator, Dementia Friendly Worthing

13:25 - 13:30

Chair’s Closing Remarks

  • Conference close
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Professor Siobhan Reilly

Applied Dementia Studies, University of Bradford

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