Intro

Alzheimer Scotland's Annual Conference took place on World Alzheimer's Day - Tuesday 21 September 2021. The event was held digitally and was streamed via the EICC.

The theme of this year's conference was 'Moving forward together - what matters to people with dementia, families, carers and practitioners, now and in the future'.

The day included a keynote presentation from our Chief Executive Henry Simmons, followed by Scotland's Dementia Awards and then a panel discussion with the Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care, Kevin Stewart MSP and Scotland's National Clinical Director, Professor Jason Leitch. There were also presentations on drug discovery & research, brain health & prevention, as well as the formal launch of the UK's first Virtual Resource Centre and a very popular Doggy Bingo session. 

All the sessions on the day were recorded for access post-event and are available below.

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Session 1

  • What Matters - A story
  • Welcome from the Scottish Dementia Working Group and the National Dementia Carers Action Network
  • Keynote speech, Henry Simmons, Chief Executive
  • Scotland's Dementia Awards

Session 2

  • What Matters to You? Panel session with Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing, Kevin Stewart MSP and Scotland's National Clinical Director, Professor Jason Leitch

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Session 3

  • Doggy Bingo 
  • Treating dementia, what's next and how do we get there? 

 

Session 4

  • Launch of the UK's first Virtual Resource Centre 
  • The Scottish Model for Brain Health 
  • Closing remarks