Policy Conference 2021

Find out more about the Alzheimer's Society Policy conference and how to register your place.

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Alzheimer’s Society is pleased to host a half-day conference on 23 March 2021. The focus will be on delivering quality social care for people with dementia.

The conference will allow attendees to learn more about our work, as well as participate in breakout discussions and question and answer sessions.

There will also be an opportunity to learn about our related areas of work, including a forthcoming report on Quality of Care and our Research Centres of Excellence.

The conference will be held on a virtual system, and we will supply IT support before and during the conference for anyone that needs it.

Event Details

Date: Tuesday 23 March, 1:05pm – 5:00pm

Location: Virtual event

Who should attend?

The conference will be of interest to a wide audience including:

  • Anyone living with or affected by dementia
  • Social care professionals/practitioners
  • Industry bodies
  • Local authorities
  • Research institutes
  • Think tanks

How much does it cost?

There is no charge for the conference but if you'd like to make a donation to our emergency appeal that would be greatly appreciated.

What will happen on the day?

Our schedule for the afternoon will include:

  • 13:05 – Opening welcome
    • Fiona Carragher, Director of Research and Influencing
  • 13:15 – Presentation of our new report, panel discussion and Q&A
  • 14:00 – Break
  • 14:15 – Parallel workshop sessions
  • 15:00 – Break
  • 15:15 – Researchers – Introduction to the Centres of Excellence
  • 15:55 – Break
  • 16:05 – Parallel workshop sessions
  • 16:35 – Break
  • 16:45 – Closing remarks
    • Kate Lee, Chief Executive Officer

What is the choice of workshops available?

2:15pm workshop choices:

  • How can national policy and legislation best support local change?
  • How to get better data in social care?
  • How to drive forwards research in this area?
  • How can we support the workforce in delivering quality care?

4:05pm workshop choices:

  • Dementia Change Action Network

    There is widespread desire for more personalised and integrated care and support for people with dementia. But what does this look like, why has it been so difficult to deliver and how do we now achieve it in a post pandemic world? Hear from Ian McCreath about how DCAN can find answers to these questions by bringing people affected by dementia together with professionals across health, social care, research, and voluntary sectors to share ideas, expertise and opportunities, and how you can get involved.
  • Social Care Future

    The organisation will join to talk about their work.
  • Alzheimer’s Society and Sport England

    Alzheimer’s Society has partnered with Sport England on a programme to develop our approach to enable people with dementia to use physical activity as an effective management tool, in day to day support. Steve McFadyen will talk through the key workstreams for the project to evidence long term change. 
  • The Dementia Pathway

    The session will share the findings of our report, ‘From diagnosis to end of life: the lived experiences of care and support’. This work has taken the experiences of people with dementia and benchmarked them against current national policy, in order to identify the gaps in what care people are receiving, from pre-diagnosis through to end of life. The report not only raises important questions for the future, but sets out recommendations to improve dementia care. In this session, Alzheimer’s Society will discuss the barriers at each stage of the pathway and what needs to change.

Have a question?

If you have any questions, send us an email at [email protected]


Register your place

Alzheimer's Society's Policy conference is a virtual event, taking place in the afternoon of 23 March. Register now to secure your place.

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