Plymouth International Virtual Dementia Conference
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The 8th Plymouth International Dementia Conference welcomes a host of speakers from around the world to discuss some of the most pressing global dementia challenges today. 

The conference runs online over three days and highlights Plymouth’s reciprocal work to improve lives for people with dementia and their carers while marking ten years of the Plymouth Dementia Action Alliance. 

Presenters include Ian Sherriff BEM MA, University of Plymouth Academic Partnership Lead for Dementia and Plymouth Dementia Working Group; Angela Rippon CBE, presenter and dementia champion; David Fitzgerald, BBC presenter; Jeremy Hughes CBE, national dementia expert; and Claire Puckey, Dementia Friendly City Coordinator, Plymouth City Council.

The conference will be delivered online via Zoom.

Scroll down to view the confirmed programme so far.


REGISTRATION

To maximise capacity and opportunities, please register for each day(s) you would like to attend – you can attend more than one. Content for each day can be viewed through the programme below.

Please take registration as confirmation of your booking and a Zoom link will be sent out a week prior to each event taking place.

Contact

For further information, please contact events@plymouth.ac.uk

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Day 1: Wednesday 27 October

1300-13:05: Introduction: Angela Rippon CBE and David Fitzgerald, BBC

13:05-13:10: Poem for The Day | Poem: This is Hope by Katy Else. LIVE IN THE STUDIO

13:10-13:40: Alistair Burns, NHS England | The National Scene for Dementia and the Use of Remote Assessments. LIVE

13:40-14:10: Angela Rippon CBE | The Prime Minister’s Group and the way forward 2020-25

14:10-14:15: Comfort break (Music singing from Marine Academy Primary Choir). RECORDED

14:15-14:45: Lori La-Bey, Founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio USA | Developing Your Dementia Road Map - a Simple Way to Explore a Variety of Dementia Resources and Also Expand Your Own Brand. LIVE

14:45-15.15: Ruth Rabet, International Sunflower Hidden Disabilities Lanyard Scheme | Hidden Disabilities and the Use of the Lanyard in Aviation and Businesses, and How Your Organisation can be an Accredited Provider of the Lanyard Programme. LIVE

15:15-15:35: Wendy Weidner, ADI Lead in seven countries and Laura Dabus, Programme Lead for 105 member states, Alzheimer's Disease International | The Work of the ADI Around the Globe. LIVE

15:35-16:00: Haylo Theatre | Swimming with Memories. RECORDED

16:00-16:15: Kate Smith/Laura Walker | The Work of Memory Matters South West, Moments Café and Hub and Virtual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy Project. LIVE

16:15-16:30: Q&A with Angela Rippon CBE; David Fitzgerald, BBC; Jeremy Hughes CBE, national dementia expert; Claire Puckey, Dementia Friendly City Coordinator, Plymouth City Council; Ian Sherriff BEM MA, University of Plymouth and Plymouth Dementia Working Group; and closing poem by Anthony Caleshu, Professor of Poetry and Creative Writing, University of Plymouth. LIVE IN THE STUDIO

Day 2: Wednesday 3 November

13:00-13:05: Introduction: David Fitzgerald, BBC; Jeremy Hughes CBE, national dementia expert; Claire Puckey, Dementia Friendly City Coordinator, Plymouth City Council; and Ian Sherriff BEM MA, University of Plymouth and Plymouth Dementia Working Group

13:05-13:10: Poem for the Day | (Ian Sherriff’s Poem)

13:10-13:40: Chris Roberts and Jane Goodrick, Three Nations Dementia Working Group | Support During Lockdown: a Person with Dementia and Their Carer’s Perspective

13:40-14:10: Professor Bart De Strooper MD, PhD, Director of UK Dementia Research Institute, a world renowned Alzheimer's disease researcher

14:10-14:20 Comfort break (Singing Gardener Chris Hancock)

14:20-14:50: Olivier Constant, Flemish Lead for Dementia | Dementia: a New Way of Thinking

14:50-15:15 Nicole Quinn, Dementia Advisor | Time for Dementia Programme and the Work of the Dementia Advisor Service, Mount Gould Hospital and Lessons Learnt from COVID in Future Dementia Support. LIVE

15:15-15:45: Dr Karen Elliott, Associate Professor | Enterprise and Innovation in Technology - from Protection to Empowerment: Dementia, Financial Wellbeing and Problematic Spending. LIVE

15:45-16:15: Plymouth Voices: Councillor Patrick Nicholson, Plymouth City Council Deputy Leader/Portfolio Holder for Health and Adult Social Care; Robbie Nairn, Elder Tree; Heather Stenning/Tammy Walker, Age UK Plymouth; Lee Sewrey/Deborah Atter, Caring for Carers; and Plymouth Dementia Working Group | Challenges and Solutions and Lessons Learnt from COVID (chaired by Ian Sherriff BEM MA, University of Plymouth and Plymouth Dementia Working Group). LIVE

16:15-16:30: Q&A with Angela Rippon CBE; David Fitzgerald, BBC; Jeremy Hughes CBE, national dementia expert; Claire Puckey, Dementia Friendly Coordinator, Plymouth City Council; Ian Sherriff BEM MA, University of Plymouth and Plymouth Dementia Working Group; and closing poem by Anthony Caleshu, Professor of Poetry and Creative Writing, University of Plymouth. LIVE IN THE STUDIO

Day 3: Wednesday 10 November

13:00-13:05: Introduction: David Fitzgerald, BBC; Jeremy Hughes CBE, national dementia expert; Claire Puckey, Dementia Friendly City Coordinator, Plymouth City Council; and Ian Sherriff BEM MA, University of Plymouth and Plymouth Dementia Working Group

13:05-13:10: Poem for the Day | Poem: The Lockpicker by Sue Proffitt, Poet

13:10-13:40: Tony Husband, National award-winning Cartoonist and Illustrator | Take Care Son: The Story of My Dad and His Dementia

13.40-14.00: Professor Liang Zhen: COVID-19 Reflections from Shenzhen People Hospital, China

14:00-14:10: Comfort Break (BBC Radio Devon Dementia Friendly Broadcasting Film: Mark Grinell)

14:10-14:40: Professor Renata Gomes | BRAVO VICTOR - Sight loss as a consequence of traumatic brain injury and dementia in military and veteran population

14:40-15:00: Dr Tomasina Oh and Dr Hannah Wheat, University of Plymouth | Dementia PersonAlised Care Team (D-Pact programme: two years on and through COVID-19

15:00-15:20: Dr Ruth Harrell, Director of Public Health, Plymouth City Council | COVID-19 and Lessons Learnt in Plymouth

15:20-15:35: Masa Yamamoto and guest | Reflections from Japan on COVID-19, Lessons Learnt

15:35-15:55: Ssenku Safic, Dementia Fight and Care Organisation, Tanzania | Building Rural and Urban Dementia Services in Tanzania 2021

15:55-16:15: Ian Sherriff BEM MA, University of Plymouth; Claire Puckey, Dementia Friendly City Coordinator, Plymouth City Council | New National Dementia Friendly Dental Guide 2021

16:15-16:30: Q&A with David Fitzgerald, BBC; Jeremy Hughes CBE, national dementia expert; Claire Puckey, Dementia Friendly City Coordinator, Plymouth City Council and Ian Sherriff BEM MA, University of Plymouth. Closing poem by Anthony Caleshu, Professor of Poetry and Creative Writing, University of Plymouth

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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