Northern Ireland Conference 2021

Find out more about the Alzheimer's Society Northern Ireland Conference: Future of Dementia - Better Together

NI 2021

Event Information

The coronavirus pandemic is having a devastating impact around the world. In the UK, people affected by dementia have been hardest hit and our fragmented social care system has been exposed for all to see.

 

In Northern Ireland, care home residents accounted for 51% of all COVID-19 related deaths, compared to 50% in Scotland, 39% in England and 34% in Wales. NISRA have confirmed that over a third of all deaths in Northern Ireland relating to the virus were people with dementia.

 

The Alzheimer's Society Northern Ireland Conference will explore this and other important challenges, and examine how together we can shape the future of dementia in Northern Ireland. 

 

Date: 21 September

Time: 11:45am  - 4:30pm

Location: Virtual event

Cost: Free

 

Registration for the conference is now closed.

Speakers

The following speakers are confirmed for our conference:

 

Robin Swann MLA, Department of Health Minister

 

 

Seamus McErlean, Former Social Care Commissioning Lead (Older People and Adults) Health & Social Care Board

 

 

Corrina Grimes and Regional Advance care Planning Team, Department of Health 

 

 

Dr Richard Oakley, Head of Research, Alzheimer's Society  

 

 

Professor Assumpta Ryan, Professor of Ageing and Health at Ulster University

 

 

Bernadine McCrory, Alzheimer's Society Country Director, Northern Ireland

 

 

Peter Middleton, Living with dementia

 

 

Michael Keenan, Living with dementia

 

 

Keith Day, Living with dementia

 

Programme

  • 11:45 am - Coffee with:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

  •                         Ronald Amanze & John O'Doherty, Living with dementia 

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  •                         Nigel Hullah, Chair of 3 Nations Dementia Working Group

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  •                         Emily Wilson, Former carer and researcher into 

  •                         Young Onset Dementia 

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  •                         Team leads of Alzheimer's Society Services,   

  •                         Fundraising and Volunteering 

 

  • 12:15 pm - Break

 

  • 12:30 pm - Opening Welcome, Dementia Care Pathway and Keynote 

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  •                         Bernadine McCrory

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  •                         Michael Keenan

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  •                         Seamus McErlean

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  •                         Robin Swann MLA

 

 

  • 13:45 pm - Break

 

  • 14:00 pm - Advance Care Planning - Corrina Grimes

 

  • 14:30 pm - Break

 

  • 14:45 pm - The future of dementia Research - Dr Richard Oakley

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  •                         InspireD reminiscence app for supporting people living with

  •                         dementia - Professor Assumpta Ryan

 

  • 15:35 pm - Break

 

  • 15:50 pm - Q&A Panel Discussion on the future of dementia

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  •                         Bernadine McCrory

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  •                         Professor Assumpta Ryan

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  •                         Dr Richard Oakley

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  •                         Corrina Grimes

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  •                         Seamus McErlean

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  •                         Emily Wilson

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  •                         Michael Keenan

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  • 16:30 pm - End of conference

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Workshops

Pre-conference, grab your coffee and join our line up of trusted experts for an informal chat on how we make a difference together! We have four sessions to choose from: 

 

Coffee with Ronald Amanze and John O'Doherty, Living with dementia 

 

Coffee with Nigel Hullah, Chair of 3 Nations Dementia Working Group

 

Coffee with Emily Wilson, Carer and Researcher into Young Onset Dementia

 

Coffee with Team leads of Alzheimer's Society Services, Fundraising and Volunteering

Access Information

If you have registered for the event you will be sent a link to access our event platform via email. If you need any help to access the event platform please refer to our instructions.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about the conference then please email [email protected] 

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