Defying Dementia Day 2019: Living with dementia and developments in research
Event name: Defying Dementia Day 2019: Living with dementia and developments in research
Date: Saturday 19th October
Registration, activities and demonstrations: Open at 9.15am
Talks: 10:00am – 3.50pm
Venue: Management School, Lancaster University
General admission: £8
(N.B. all proceeds from ticket sales go directly to the laboratories on campus where our Alzheimer's drug research takes place.)
Following the last two year’s incredibly successful events, we are thrilled to announce details of our third Defying Dementia Day.
This one-day event is an opportunity to bring together everybody who has an interest in dementia – people living with dementia, staff & volunteers of dementia associations, family members, clinicians, care professionals and scientists – to share and learn from one another.
Registration opens at 9.15am, along with the activities and marketplace. The talks start at 10:00am and the day concludes at 4:00pm.
Lectures will take place throughout the day, with the morning focusing on developments in research, and the afternoon focusing on living with dementia. The lectures are all 25 minutes in length, allowing 5 minutes for questions.
09:15 - 10:00: - Registration and Marketplace
10:00 - 10:10: - Welcome and introduction
10:10 - 10:35: - Understanding dementia: Types, causes, symptoms and treatments
11:00 – 11:20: - Break
11:20 – 11:45: - Personalised medicine for dementia
11:45 – 12.10: - Local dementia research: How to get involved, and why you should!
12:25 – 13:00 : - Lunch break with Demonstrations
13:05 - 13:30: - "Let's talk about growing old and staying well!"
13:30 - 13:55: - Power to the Patient: Does the Doctors ethos of 'Do no harm' really offer this?
13:55 - 14:15: - Break
14:15 - 14:40: - Wills, Powers of Attorney, planning for care and other legal issues
14:40 - 15:05: - The management of perceived challenging behaviours in dementia
15:05 - 15:50: - Panel discussion with people living with dementia
15:50 - 16:00: - Closing remarks
A ‘marketplace’ and activities will be open throughout the day that will offer information on local support and ideas for people living with dementia.
Carers can attend free of charge, but must still register for a ticket. Tickets are £8 for general admission, and £5 for concessions. All ticket sales go directly to Defying Dementia – Alzheimer’s research at Lancaster University.
Online ticket sales are live until 4pm on Friday 18th October. Any remaining tickets can be purchased on the door.
Free parking is available on campus (
You are advised to bring your own packed lunch to the event, however sandwiches etc will be available from a shop four minute walk from the venue.
For any further enquiries about the day, please email email@example.com