Thank you to all our speakers, exhibitors and attendees who came to our Annual Conference on 15 September. Special thanks to members of the Scottish Dementia Working Group (SDWG) and the National Dementia Carers Action Network (NDCAN) for their contributions to the day. 

The videos and presentations from the conference are available to watch below.

Session 1

Opening & Session 1

Welcome from Stuart Dougall, SDWG and Anne Tierney, NDCAN
Keynote speech - Henry Simmons, Chief Executive, Alzheimer Scotland

Session 1: 'Implementing change to improve lives’ – how innovative work and progressive practice is helping to support the dementia community'

Session introduction from Bill & Christine Alexander (NDCAN & SDWG)

  • Speaker - Helen Skinner, National Project Lead, Brain Health Scotland
  • Speaker - Dr Vivek Pattan, Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist & Clinical Lead for Old Age Psychiatry NHS 
  • Speaker - Michelle Miller - Portfolio Lead, Community Care and Dementia Portfolio, Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Session 2

Session 2

Session 2: 'Women’s brain health & dementia’ – getting a better understanding of the issues facing women today.'

Session introduction from Thea Laurie, NDCAN

  • Speaker - Anna Borthwick, Executive Lead, Brain Health Scotland 
  • Speaker - Dr Maria Teresa Ferretti, Neuroscientist and expert in Alzheimer’s disease and gender medicine

Session 3

Session 3

Minister's speech - Maree Todd MSP - Minister for Social Care, Mental Wellbeing and Sport

Session 3: ‘Looking to a brighter future’ – how today’s research, learning and developments are offering hope for tomorrow.

Session introduction from Rynagh Flynn, SDWG

  • Speaker - Hilary Evans, Chief Executive of Alzheimer’s Research UK and Co-Chair of the UK Dementia Mission
  • Speaker - Dr Alan Duncan - Clinical Lead and Consultant Psychiatrist for Old Age, NHS Dumfries & Galloway
  • Speaker - Professor Craig Ritchie - CEO and Founder of Scottish Brain Sciences