Shaping the Future of Dementia Care: Collaboration and Compassion

  • Saturday, 03 August 2024
  • Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre
  • 10:27 - 10:27
Expert Speakers
Sponsors & Supporters
  • Overview

"In a world where the need for effective and empathetic dementia care is growing, 'Shaping the Future of Dementia Care' offers an opportunity to join a collaborative conversation focused on innovation, best practices and the path forward.

The conference brings together a diverse group of experts, including practitioners from the NHS, Academics at the forefront of dementia research and Local Government officials responsible for implementing policy at the ground level. Together, we will explore the current landscape of dementia care and anticipate future developments.

Our keynote speakers will provide an overview of the state of dementia care in the UK, highlighting national trends and setting the tone for the in-depth discussions to follow.

Seven focused sessions will delve into specific topics including innovative care models, family engagement, health inequalities and the role of technology in dementia care. We will hear case studies illustrating successful integrated care models and technology applications.

The conference will also provide opportunities for networking, learning from headline sponsors and engaging in thoughtful Q&A sessions.

To conclude, our closing keynote will articulate a collaborative vision for dementia care, emphasizing the need for partnership between the NHS, academia, local government, families and the wider community.

Join us at 'Shaping the Future of Dementia Care' to contribute to this critical conversation and work towards an improved future for dementia care in the UK."

  • Event Programme


Registration and Coffee in the Networking Area


Chair's Opening Address


Keynote Address Speaker

"The State of Dementia Care: A National Overview"

Providing a comprehensive picture of dementia care in the UK, this keynote address will lay the groundwork for the conference's discussions. Our speaker will provide an overview of the current state of dementia care, touching on recent advancements, existing challenges and areas of opportunity. Attendees will gain a broader understanding of dementia care in the national context, which will help guide their contributions to the conference's focused sessions. This address will serve as an important touchstone for the conference, setting the stage for fruitful and informed discussions.


Session 1

"Innovative Care Models for Dementia"

This session will delve into innovative care models that are transforming the way we approach dementia care. Speakers will discuss the potential and practicality of these models, their benefits, challenges and their impacts on patient outcomes and caregiver experiences.


Session 2

"Engaging Families in Dementia Care"

Involving families is a critical aspect of comprehensive dementia care. This session will explore strategies for effective family engagement, discuss the role of family therapy and examine how support services can assist families navigating dementia care.


Headline Sponsor


Question and Answer Session

Allocated planned time for speakers to receive questions from the audience and induce further discussion.


Networking Break and Coffee


Case Study


Session 3

"Understanding and Addressing Health Inequalities in Dementia Care"

Health inequalities pose significant challenges in dementia care. This session will tackle these inequalities, discussing their root causes, their impact on patients and caregivers and potential solutions to reduce these disparities.


Case Study


Session 4

"Technology and Dementia Care: Opportunities and Challenges"

The adoption of technology in dementia care offers significant opportunities but also presents unique challenges. This session will discuss the role of technology in improving dementia care, exploring both successful integrations and obstacles encountered.


Question and Answer Session

Allocated planned time for speakers to receive questions from the audience and induce further discussion.


Lunch in the Networking Area

A hot, two-course lunch consisting of multiple options will be provided for delegates. We cater for all dietary requirements, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten/dairy-free; just notify us ahead of time should you have any allergens or requirements.


Chair’s Afternoon Address


Case Study


Session 5

"Policy and Dementia Care: What Works?"

Policies shape the landscape of dementia care. This session will evaluate existing policies, discuss their effectiveness and explore areas where new policies are needed. Speakers will share their insights on successful policy development and implementation.


Session 6

"Dementia Care Workforce: Training, Retention and Support"

A skilled and supported workforce is crucial for effective dementia care. This session will delve into issues around training, retention and support of the dementia care workforce, discussing strategies for improving these areas and consequent impacts on care quality.


Question and Answer Session

Allocated planned time for speakers to receive questions from the audience and induce further discussion.


Afternoon Refreshment Break


Session 7

"The Future of Dementia Care: Predictions and Preparations"

As we look to the future, it's important to anticipate developments in dementia care. This session will explore predictions for the future of dementia care, discussing how these changes will impact patients, caregivers and the healthcare system and how we can best prepare.


Session 8

"The Role of Community in Dementia Care"

Community engagement is becoming increasingly recognized as an essential component of effective dementia care. This session will explore the role of community in supporting individuals with dementia and their families. Speakers will discuss community-based initiatives, the importance of fostering dementia-friendly communities and strategies for effective community engagement. Participants will gain insights into how community resources can be harnessed to improve the quality of dementia care and support caregivers, enhancing the overall well-being of individuals living with dementia.


Question & Answer Session

Allocated planned time for speakers to receive questions from the audience and induce further discussion.


Chair's Closing Remarks and Conference Close

  • Register for event

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  • Who will attend


Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre

Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre

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who will attend


  • Clinical Director of Geriatrics (NHS)
  • Dementia Care Manager (NHS)
  • Specialist Dementia Nurse (NHS)
  • Geriatric Psychiatrist (NHS)
  • Occupational Therapist (NHS)
  • Social Worker (NHS/Local Government)
  • Health Policy Advisor (NHS/Local Government)
  • Public Health Specialist (Local Government)
  • Director of Adult Social Services (Local Government)
  • Director of Public Health (Local Government)



  • Dementia Researcher (Academia)
  • Professor of Gerontology (Academia)
  • Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing (Academia)
  • Biomedical Researcher specializing in Neurodegenerative Diseases (Academia)
  • Health Economist (Academia)
  • Family Caregiver Support Coordinator (NGO)
  • Healthcare Technology Innovation Specialist (Private Sector)
  • CEO of Dementia-focused Non-profit Organization
  • Clinical Psychologist specializing in Dementia
  • Medical Social Worker specializing in Elder Care