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Dementia: Innovation

  • Thursday, 03 July 2014
  • The Barbican Centre, London
  • 08:30 - 16:45
  • Overview

There are currently 800,000 people living with dementia in the UK and 44 million globally – a figure which is expected to treble by 2050. It costs the UK over £23bn per annum – more than cancer, stroke and heart disease combined. There is no denying the extent of the problem and the need for a committed focus on tackling the issues. The government has recognised that poor diagnosis, along with low levels of understanding and awareness of dementia, have contributed to a national crisis.

This conference is for anyone involved with or affected by dementia wishing to hear the latest developments. It will bring together professionals from health and social care, academia, and the wider public, private and third sectors with those living with dementia, providing a rare chance to engage with and learn from each other. Delegates will have the opportunity to listen, digest, debate and then reflect on information that will make a difference to their professional or personal lives.

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Open Forum Events’ Dementia: Innovation conference will focus on the latest developments in dementia, from pharmaceutical research and development to innovations in care and support.

Topics to be discussed include:

• Reducing the impact of dementia
• The latest breakthroughs in dementia research
• Public participation and engagement
• Improving the quality of dementia care
• Person-centred care
• Commissioning for innovation
• Delivering innovative care and support

In addition to leading researchers and health and social care professionals, delegates will hear from people living with dementia and their carers, setting discussions around policy and strategy strongly in context.

The emphasis of the day will be on the practical: this is an opportunity to hear from a programme of high level speakers discussing their work and how it might be applied elsewhere.

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The Barbican Centre, London

The Barbican Centre, London

The Barbican is Europe's largest multi-arts and conference venue presenting a diverse range of art, music, theatre, dance, film and creative learning events. It is also home to the London Symphony Orchestra

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