Conference update:

In response to coronavirus and in anticipation of an ever-changing landscape, our Annual Conference scheduled for 1 June 2020 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, will now be postponed.

Given the demographic of the people we support, and the number of health and social care professionals who have attended historically, we believe postponing the event is the most responsible thing we can do at this time.

We are currently exploring all options regarding future dates and will continue to monitor and review the policies and procedures we have in place in accordance with government and public health guidance.

If you have any immediate enquiries or concerns, please contact [email protected].

Join us at the Alzheimer Scotland Annual Conference

This year the conference theme is 'Celebrating 40 years of action on dementia', which commemorates our 40th anniversary. The programme will explore a range of topics; from brain health to the future of dementia, hearing from expert panellists from across the dementia community. The conference will also look at some of the innovative support and projects that are taking place in Scotland today, to help people living with dementia, their families and carers.

Once again, this year, the conference is offering practical workshops that have been specifically tailored for people living with dementia, their partners, families and carers which will provide take-home advice and ideas. There will also be an opportunity to meet with one of our Dementia Advisors on the day to discuss what really matters to you.

Throughout the day delegates will hear from our speakers, who will feature in panel discussions and presentations that will explore a range of topics from brain health to the future of dementia, and hear more from the Scottish Government about the next dementia strategy.

The breakout presentations will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn more about some interesting practice innovations, along with showcasing some of the intergenerational projects happening across the Scotland.

We’ll hear from prominent dementia researchers including Professor Craig Ritchie (Director of Brain Health Scotland, Chair of the Psychiatry of Ageing and Director of the Centre for Dementia Prevention at the University of Edinburgh), along with representatives from Scottish Government and the Centre for Policy and Practice at the University of the West of Scotland.

With over 600 delegates in attendance and 50 exhibitions for you to browse, this is sure to be the most thought-provoking conference for Scotland’s dementia community. You’ll leave inspired with new information, support and ideas that will help us all move forward to a brighter future for dementia care and support.

A limited number of complimentary tickets are available to people living with dementia and family carers – please get in touch [email protected].