Media Release: international speakers gather for Scotland’s flagship dementia conference in June

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MONDAY 1 June 2015 will see highly influential speakers from the international dementia field gather in Glasgow for Alzheimer Scotland’s ‘Global Progress; Local Impact’ conference at the Crowne Plaza hotel.

From scientific research to Human Rights, art therapy to assistive technology, this event will explore how global developments in dementia have the potential to transform local and individual experiences of the illness.

The programme will include:

  • Glenn Rees (chair, Alzheimer’s Disease International)
  • Dr Mayumi Hayashi (Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, Institute of Gerontology, King’s College London)
  • Jean Georges (executive director, Alzheimer Europe)
  • Dr Diane Feeney Mahoney (Jacque Mohr Geriatric Nursing Research Professor, director of Gerontechnology R & D, MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing)
  • Henry Rankin (chair, Scottish Dementia Working Group) and Amanda McCarren (vice-chair, National Dementia Carers Action Network)
  • Magdalena Schamberger (chief executive and artistic director, Hearts & Minds)
  • Prof Craig Ritchie (Professor of Psychiatry and Ageing, University of Edinburgh)

The event will be opened with a plenary address from Jamie Hepburn MSP, Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health.

This event is a unique opportunity to meet, share experiences and gain insight from people with dementia and carers of people with dementia, health and social care professionals, leading researchers, senior civil servants, representatives from the voluntary and independent sectors, and frontline care staff.

Book your place today at Booking closes on 15 May 2015.

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