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Defying Dementia Day 2019

Event Information

Defying Dementia Day 2019

Following the last two year’s incredibly successful events, we are thrilled to announce details of our third Defying Dementia Day.

The event will take place on Saturday the 19th of October. It is an opportunity to learn about updates in dementia research, find out about ways to help live with dementia, take part in dementia wellness activities and talk to dementia service providers. 

Registration opens at 9.15am, along with the activities, marketplace and demonstrations. The talks start at 10:00am and the day concludes at 4:00pm.

Book your Defying Dementia Day 2019 Tickets here

Event Agenda

Event Agenda

Lectures will take place throughout the day, with the morning focusing on developments in research, and the afternoon focussing on living with dementia. The lectures are all 25 minutes in length, allowing 5 minutes for questions.

 

09:15 - 10:00

Registration and Marketplace

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10:00 - 10:10

Welcome and introduction

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10:10 - 10:35

Understanding dementia: Types, causes, symptoms and treatments

Professor David Allsop, Professor of Neuroscience, Defying Dementia

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11:00 – 11:20

Break

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11:20 – 11:45

Getting creative and social: The benefits of community activities for people living with dementia and their carers

Dr Garuth Chalfont, PhD Student, Division of Health Research, Lancaster University 

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11:45 – 12.10   

Local dementia research: How to get involved, and why you should!

Dr Penny Foulds, MAC Clinical Research, Defying Dementia, with Terry and Tina Jones, Defying Dementia Research Ambassadors

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12:25 – 13:00  
Lunch break with Demonstrations

"Lyrics and Lunch" Group

"Move it or Lose it" chair-based exercise group

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13:05 - 13:30  

"Let's talk about growing old and staying well!"

Matron Dianne Smith and Alison Nicholson, Morecambe Bay Hospital Trust

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13:30 - 13:55

Power to the Patient: Does the Doctors ethos of 'Do no harm' really offer this?

Alex Pandolfo, The Right to Die with Dignity UK Campaign

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13:55 - 14:15

Break

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14:15 - 14:40

Wills, Powers of Attorney, planning for care and other legal issues

Gary Rycroft, Solicitor 

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14:40 - 15:05

The management of perceived challenging behaviours in dementia 

Julie Henworth, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

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15:05 - 15:50

Panel discussion with people living with dementia 

Chaired by Dr Penny Foulds; Terry and Tina Jones, Malcolm and Judith Kershaw, Alex Pandolfo, Peter Lyttle and Simon McDermott ' The Songaminute Man'

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15:50 - 16:00 

Closing remarks

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Secure your place

Ticket prices for the event are as follows

General admission: £8

Concessions: £5

Carers: Can attend free of charge, but must still register for a ticket.

All proceeds from ticket sales go directly to the Defying Dementia campaign.

For full details and to secure tickets, please click here

 

 

 

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