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FREE event for people with dementia and their carers

Excel London 19 October 2010

The acclaimed actor and writer Simon Callow will attend the opening event of the UK’s Dementia Services Development Centre 21st Birthday celebrations. The world’s first dementia centre will mark its birthday at their 4th International Dementia Conference in London. www.londondementiaconference.com

The conference, ‘Coming of Age: Dementia in the 21st Century’ takes place over 3 days from the 19th-21st October 2010  and will brings together expertise and opinion from 17 different countries and address key issues of the UK dementia strategies.

Free Exhibition and Information Day: 19 October

The Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) will be hosting a free event, focusing on many of the issues relevant to people with dementia and everyone who supports them. For 21 years the DSDC has been raising awareness about dementia and working to improve all aspects of care for people with dementia. This event is suitable for everyone with an interest in dementia, including health and social care professionals and students, but with a particular focus on people with dementia and their carers/family members

This is an opportunity for you to:

• learn about practical approaches for carers of people with dementia

• find out about exciting developments taking place in dementia care and research

• receive a free information goodie bag

• learn more about the National Dementia Strategy

• see new products that can improve the quality of life of people with dementia, including assistive technology products, from 45+ exhibitors

• get advice from experts and charities dealing with a range of dementia issues

Further information about this event can be found here http://events.dementia.stir.ac.uk/%E2%97%8F-free-exhibition-and-information-event

International conference – Coming of Age: Dementia in the 21st Century: 19-21st October 2010

This is a critical event for all those that work with dementia. As you can see the programme is extensive and covers the major elements of the English Dementia Strategy

http://events.dementia.stir.ac.uk/sites/default/files/attachments/Programme%20Pages%20from%20Flyer%2019.03.2010_2_1.pdf

In addition there are Breakfast and Lunchtime sessions, that you can read about via the website. http://events.dementia.stir.ac.uk/breakfast-sessions

http://events.dementia.stir.ac.uk/lunchtime-sessions

We are offering a special discounted rate for people with dementia and their carers of £100 for one day or £150 for both days.

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