Dementia 2020
Implementing the Challenge
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Dementia 2020
Implementing the Challenge
13th of April 2017
Royal Society of Medicine, London

Dementia 2020 Plenary

08:15-09:00 Registration & Networking
09:00-10:00 1st Morning Plenary
09:00 Chair`s Joint Opening Address
Angela Rippon CBE (confirmed)
Co-chair, Dementia Friendly Communities Champions Group
Gina Shaw (confirmed)
Ambassador, Alzheimer`s Society
09:10 Dementia Awareness and Social Action
Kathryn Smith (confirmed)
Director of Operations, Alzheimer`s Society
  • The impact of the Dementia Friends programme
  • Lessons learned from the programme
  • Why we need Dementia Friendly Communities
09:25 Questions and Answers
09:35 Quality Matters to People Using Services
Andrea Sutcliffe CBE (confirmed)
Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, Care Quality Commission
  • Why listening to the voice of people using services, their families and carers is so important
  • Learning from good practice
  • Making a difference
09:50 Questions and Answers
10:00-10:45 Coffee & Networking
10:45-11:35 2nd Morning Plenary
10:45 Challenges of dementia
Professor Alistair Burns CBE (confirmed)
National Clinical Director for Dementia, NHS England
  • When you’ve met one person with dementia ……
  • Dementia rarely travels alone
  • The Well Pathway for dementia
  • Dementia Friends
  • Future initiative
11:00 Questions and Answers
11:10 Public Health England Dementia Intelligence Network
Dr Charles Alessi (confirmed)
Senior Advisor and Lead for Dementia, Public Health England
11:25 Questions and Answers
11:35-11:45 Comfort Break
11:45-12:10 Case Study 1
11:45 Raising Awareness of Dementia Through Film
Jan Zietara (confirmed)
‎Head of Operational Delivery, Health Education England
12:10-12:35 Case Study 2
12:10 Treatments of Tomorrow: dementia research and drug discovery
Dr Matthew Norton (confirmed)
Director of Policy and Strategy, Alzheimer`s Research UK

MSD has provided support for the logistics of this session but had no involvement in content or selection of speakers

  • An overview of the dementia research landscape, including funding and progress with the new Dementia Research Institute
  • Current  progress in drug discovery
  • Preparing for future treatments
12:35-13:35 Lunch in the Network Surgery
13:35-14:15 2 Workshops Running Concurrently - Engaging with people with dementia and carers
13:35 Workshop A - Hidden Carers, hidden skills? Ensuring the voices of expert carers are heard
Louise Langham (confirmed)
Carer Engagement & Development Lead, tide – ‘together in dementia everyday’
Shahid Mohammed (confirmed)
Founder, BME Health and Wellbeing
13:35 Workshop B - Dementia: From the inside out
Agnes Houston MBE (confirmed)
Churchill Fellow, DAI Board Member
Paul Thomas (confirmed)
Co-ordinator, The Dementia Engagement & Empowerment Project (DEEP)
14:15-15:45 Afternoon Plenary
14:20 Chair`s Joint Introduction to the Afternoon
Angela Rippon CBE (confirmed)
Co-chair, Dementia Friendly Communities Champions Group
Gina Shaw (confirmed)
Ambassador, Alzheimer`s Society
14:30 Dementia Friendly Communities - the role of councils
Sarah Pickup OBE (confirmed)
Deputy Chief Executive, Local Government Association
  • What is a dementia friendly community?
  • Why should councils be interested?
  • A framework for action including good practice examples
14:45 Dementia and the prevention challenge – a view from NICE
Professor Gillian Leng CBE (confirmed)
Chief Executive, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
  • NICE guidance on prevention
  • Early diagnosis and treatment
  • Standards and progress to date
15:00 The role of the Admiral Nurse in the dementia pathway
Hilda Hayo (confirmed)
CEO, Dementia UK
15:15-15:40 Afternoon Q&A Panel Debate
15:40-15:45 Chairs Closing Remarks
15:45-16:10 Coffee, Networking & Prize Draw
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