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Detailed Programme, abstracts and presentations

2014 Glasgow

Monday, 20 October 2014

09.00–12.00 (Barra): Alzheimer Europe Board Meeting

09.00–12.00 (Shuna/Staffa/Jura): INTERDEM Meeting

14.00–17.00 (Castle I and II): Alzheimer Europe Annual General Meeting

14.00–17.00 (Shuna/Staffa/Jura): INTERDEM Meeting

18.00-19.00 (Argyll Suite): Opening Ceremony

Opening ceremony

  • Heike von Lützau-Hohlbein, Chairperson, Alzheimer Europe
  • Henry Simmons, Chief Executive, Alzheimer Scotland
  • Henry Rankin and Jeanette Maitland, Representatives of the Scottish Dementia Working Group and the National Dementia Carers Action Network, Scotland

Keynote lecture:

  • Geoff Huggins (UK-Scotland): A rights based approach to developing and implementing Scotland’s National Dementia Strategy

19.00–20.30: Welcome Reception

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

08.30–10.00 (Argyll I-III) Plenary Session PL1: Promoting a rights based approach to dementia - click here for more information

Chairperson: Charles Scerri (Malta)

  • PL1.1. Colin McKay (Scotland, UK): Scotland’s national human rights plan and its implications for people with dementia
  • PL1.2. Matthias Kloth (Council of Europe): Council of Europe activities on decision making in dementia
  • PL1.3. Gráinne McGettrick (Ireland): The UN Disability Convention as an instrument for people with dementia and their carers
  • PL1.4. Maja Groff (Netherlands): Globalisation and the protection of vulnerable adults: solutions offered by the Hague 2000 Convention

10.00–10.30 Coffee break and poster exhibition PO01-PO50 - Click here for more information

  • PO1. Margaret Winbolt (Australia): Another string to my bow: MP3 technology supporting family carers of people with dementia
  • PO2. Zoe Elkins and Rory Maclachlan (England, UK): The challenges of delivering person centred dementia care at a“nursing need”level in the patient’s home
  • PO3. Inger Molvik (Norway): GPS &dementia
  • PO5. Roxana Carare (England, UK): Active friends in the dementia friendly Southampton, UK
  • PO6. Charles Scerri (Malta): Caring at home: Dementia training programme evaluation for community caregivers in Malta
  • PO7. Pauline Cameron (Scotland, UK): Meeting dementia carer’s information needs: Community based dementia information workshops for family carers
  • PO8. Tatjana Cvetko (Slovenia): One-day school about dementia – practical approach to learning about caregiving
  • PO9. Beril Imamogullari (Italy): Impact of ICT-based design support for managing the behavioural and psychological symptoms in terms of dignity and autonomy in dementia: A systematic review
  • PO10. Jennifer Wenborn (England, UK): Developing the UK version of Community Occupational Therapy in Dementia (COTiD-UK)
  • PO11 Juan Luis Muñoz-Sanchez (Spain): Care needs for people suffering from Alzheimer's disease in Spain
  • PO12. Elisabeth Reitinger (Austria): Family care for people with dementia: Empowerment and inclusion
  • PO13. Sandra Schaller (Germany):  Individual needs of family caregivers in dementia: The Erlangerdementia Registry (EDR)
  • PO14. Ida Wulff Jacobsen (Norway): Alma supervisors –health personnel with specialised knowledge and skills
  • PO15. Jeni Bell (England, UK): A dementia friendly acute hospital: one year on
  • PO16. Sian Jones (England, UK): 12000 Trained in Dementia
  • PO17. Sandra Shields (Scotland, UK): “The Power of Two” - A multi-disciplinary approach to appreciative inquiry facilitates transformational change in attitudes to dementia care in acute hospital setting
  • PO18. Lynne Renals-O’Kane (England, UK): Hospital care
  • PO19. Karen Goudie (Scotland, UK): Improving delirium care in acute hospitals, a national approach
  • PO20. Hana Vanková (Czech Republic): Palliative care in dementia: Czech experience
  • PO21. Arlene Astell (England, UK): Adaptive interaction training to equip care home staff
  • PO25. Jenny Henderson (Scotland, UK): Enhanced sensory day care for people in the advanced stage of dementia – evaluation of a new model
  • PO28. Iva Holmerová (Czech Republic): Assisted self-assessment as a tool to improve quality of long term care
  • PO30. Giovannio Carletti (France): Through an in depth understanding of the nature of interaction in people living with dementia
  • PO31. Arlene Astell (England, UK): Crossing cultural divides in dementia care: the UK-Bulgaria experience
  • PO33. Christophe Reintjens (France): Caregivers at risk: an environmental perspective
  • PO34. Barbara Manni (Italy): The earthquake impact in people with dementia: an experience of an Alzheimer’s special care unit
  • PO35. Anders Møller Jensen (Denmark): An evaluation of the DVD box set "Life in the memories"
  • PO36. Silke Kammer (Germany): Music is the key – It is?
  • PO37. Feija Schaap (Netherlands): Dementia Care Mapping in the care for elderly people with an intellectual disability and dementia – feasibility study
  • PO38. Andrea Fabbo (Italy): The Snoezelen approach during bath in an Alzheimer care unit
  • PO39. Theo Hazelhof (Netherlands): “The Educating Nursing Staff Effectively (TENSE) Study”: Study Design
  • PO40. Silvia Ragni (Italy): Sense of smell, touch, memory and emotions: an opportunity for cognitive stimulation
  • PO42. Verena Christina Tatzer (Austria): Subjective experiences of activity and participation of people with moderate to severe dementia in two long term-setting – findings from a study inspired by ethnography”
  • PO43. Mary Marshall (Scotland, UK): Designing mental health units: designing a place that heals
  • PO44. Ninoslav Mimica (Croatia): Psychiatric hospitals in Croatia and their role in palliative care for people with Alzheimer's dementia
  • PO45. Elena Mariani (Italy): Shared decision making on a ‘life-and-care plan’ in long-term care facilities: research protocol
  • PO46. Sandra Shields (Scotland, UK): Research into action: Therapeutic Gardens can improve the quality of a persons stay in an acute hospital environment
  • PO47. Jenny Reid (Scotland, UK): Partnership working to support and embed the Promoting Excellence Framework in occupational therapy education
  • PO48. Elena de Andrés-Jiménez (Spain): Home carer: Elderly caregiver for elderly people with dementia
  • PO49. Lorraine Douglas (Scotland, UK): Self-efficacy in informal caregivers of people with dementia
  • PO50. Carrie Milligan (Scotland, UK): Opportunities and challenges of working in an assessment ward following dementia design guidelines: An occupational therapist’s reflection

10.30–12.00 (Argyll I-III) Plenary Session PL2: Round table discussion on dementia strategies and policies

Moderator: Henry Simmons (Scotland, UK) with an introduction by

  • Alex Neil, Cabinet Secretary for Health, Scottish Government

And the participation of

  • Geoff Huggins, Scottish Dementia Strategy (United Kingdom – Scotland)
  • Dorothée Knauf-Hübel, Ministry of Health (Luxembourg)
  • Benoit Lavallart, French Alzheimer’s Plan (France)
  • Jürgen Scheftlein, Directorate General for Health (European Commission)
  • Päivi Voutilainen, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (Finland)
  • Charles Scerri, Alzheimer Malta (Malta)
  • Marc Wortmann, ADI, (United Kingdom, England)

12.00–13.00 Lunch

13.00–14.00 (Shuna/Staffa) Special Symposium SS1: Snapshots of our lives – European Working Group of People with Dementia

Chairperson: Helga Rohra (Germany)

  • SS1.1 Helga Rohra (Germany): Chairing the European Working Group of People With Dementia
  • SS1.2 Agnes Houston (Scotland, UK): «8 years on, here I am »
  • SS1.3 Jean-Pierre Frognet (Belgium) : « My expereience of day care in Belgium »
  • SS1.4 Stig Atle Aavik (Norway): « I do what I always do»

13.30–15.30 (Orkney) INTERDEM Academy : Raising the standard: better evaluations of psychosocial interventions in dementia care through improved methodology (Invitation only)

  • IA1. Frans Verhey (Netherlands): Introduction to the INTERDEM Academy
  • IA2. Bob Woods (UK, Wales): Introduction to the session
  • IA3. Jill Manthorpe (UK, England): Qualitative methods in the evaluation of psychosocial interventions
  • IA4. Myrra Vernooij-dassen (Netherlands): Addressing the implementation error in psychosocial dementia research
  • IA5. Bob Woods (UK, Wales): Randomised controlled trials – what place do they have

14.00–15.30 (Castle I) Parallel Session P1: Rights and responsibilities of people with dementia - Click here for more information

Chairperson: Dianne Gove (Luxembourg)

  • P1.1. Fabrice Gzil (France): National surveys on the rights of people with dementia in French nursing homes, long-term care units, home health care services and community care services
  • P1.2. Valerie Carr (UK-Scotland): Exploring a technological framework to support control and Conservation of Resources through cognitive decline
  • P1.4. Elvira Martín (Spain): Evolution of legal incapacity decisions for people with dementia
  • P1.5. Margaret Crean (Ireland): Human rights

14.00–15.30 (Castle II) Parallel Session P2: Dementia strategies - Click here for more information

Chairperson: Amy Dalrample (UK, Scotland)

  • P2.1. Sophie Hodge and Emma Hailey (United Kingdom): Findings from the English National Memory Clinics Audit
  • P2.2. Marc Wortmann (United Kingdom): Global actions on dementia: Update and the important country role
  • P2.3. Emer Begley (Ireland): Involving people with dementia in national policy development: A Case Study of the Irish National Dementia Strategy
  • P2.4. Elaine Hunter (UK-Scotland): Writing policy, influencing practice: Contribution of the allied health professionals
  • P2.5. Maria Moglan (Romania): One step forward in Romania: national dementia strategy 2014-2020

14.00–15.30 (Argyll II) Parallel Session P3: Involving people with dementia - Click here for more information

Chairperson: Helga Rohra (Germany)

  • P3.1. Maribel Pino (France): Involvement of persons with dementia and their carers in the development of assistive technology solutions: the Living Lab approach
  • P3.2. Gill Phillips and Ken Howard (UK-England): We can't cure you. We can't cure you but... A story with two endings.
  • P3.3. Rachael Litherland (UK-England): Dementia Engagement & Empowerment Project – making involvement and influencing meaningful
  • P3.4. Matt Murray and Barbara Woodward (UK-England): Alzheimer’s Society’s Research Network: 15 years of involving people affected by dementia in research
  • P3.5. Members of the Scottish Dementia Working Group Research Sub-group (UK-Scotland): Core principles for involving people with dementia in research

14.00–15.30 (Argyll III) Parallel Session P4: Home care - Click here for more information

Chairperson: Teresa Fraser (UK, Scotland)

  • P4.1. Marion Villez (France): Caregiving for a better life at home with Alzheimer’s disease
  • P4.2. Rose-Marie Dröes (Netherlands): MEETINGDEM: Adaptive implementation and validation of the Meeting Centers Support Programme for people with dementia and their carers in Europe
  • P4.3. Marijke Van Haeften-Van Dijk (Netherlands): Transforming nursing home based day care for people with dementia into socially integrated community day care: an effect study
  • P4.4. Arlene Astell (United Kingdom): Supporting autonomy independence in dementia: what is important?
  • P4.5. Jan Hamers (Netherlands): The use of physical restraints and involuntary care at home

14.00–15.30 (Shuna/Staffa) Parallel Session P5: Assistive technologies - Click here for more information

Chariperson: Heike von Lützau-Hohlbein (Germany)

  • P5.1. Louise Hopper (Ireland): Dementia Ambient Care: Multi-sensor support to enable independent home-based living for people with dementia
  • P5.2. Areti Efthymiou (Greece): ICT solutions for informal carers across Europe: A new European web platform
  • P5.3. Tone Øderud (Norway): “The GPS meant a new life for us – we will never give it back!”
  • P5.4. Mandy Salomon (Australia): “I’m doing it”: How people experiencing moderate to advanced dementia respond to an interactive graphical 3D world designed specifically for them.
  • P5.5. Philipp Koldrack (Germany): Situation-aware navigation assistance: beyond the Map App
  • P5.6. Torhild Holthe (Norway): Assistive Technology as an Early Intervention for Younger People with Dementia and their Family Carers: Benefits and Challenges

14.00–15.30 (Jura/Barra) Parallel Session P6: Training - Click here for more information

Chairperson: Jan Beattie (Scotland, UK)

  • P6.1. Jenny Mackenzie (United Kingdom): “From Newsnight to Downton” – Improving participants’ learning, recall and retention in training outcomes through instructional design embracing story-telling techniques
  • P6.2. Dawn Brooker (United Kingdom): FITS into Practice: The role of the Dementia Practice Development Coach and the Dementia Care Coach
  • P6.3. Ralf Schattschneider (Germany): Basic qualification for coping with dementia – a training offer for companies and institutions in the service sector
  • P6.4. Sarah Reed (United Kingdom): REAL Communication workshops
  • P6.5. Margaret Brown (Scotland, UK): Preparing the Nurses of the Future

14.00–15.30 (Argyll I) Alzheimer Scotland Session AS1: Transformation of the health and social care journey - Click here for more information

Chairperson: Helen Hay (UK, Scotland)

  • AS1.1. Henry Simmons (UK, Scotland): The importance of systemic change
  • AS1.2. Kate Fearnley (UK, Scotland): Post diagnostic support: the 5 Pillar model of good practice
  • AS1.3. Jim Pearson (UK, Scotland): Five pillars to eight pillars: connecting the models, creating a continuum
  • AS1.4. Lindsay Kinnaird (UK, Scotland): Principles and development of the eight pillars model, and next steps

15.30–16.00 Coffee break and poster exhibition PO51-PO100 - Click here for more information

  • PO51. Lyn Irvine-Brinklow (Scotland, UK): Dementia champions and best practice in dementia  care
  • PO52. Anders Møller Jensen (Denmark): Patients with dementia admitted to somatic hospital wards – a focus on dementia care and the use of psychosocial methods in the caring for patients with dementia
  • PO53. Helen Skinner (Scotland, UK): Use of activity boxes in the acute care setting
  • PO54. Mei Lin Sharifah Rose Amie Ee (Singapore): The effectiveness of various dementia therapies in a multicultural society
  • PO55. Liz Sampson (England, UK): UCL partners dementia training initiative: Improving the care of people with dementia in general hospitals
  • PO56. Elizabeth Taylor (Scotland, UK): Redesigning an occupational therapy service to promote a culture of engagement in activity within an NHS Nursing Home
  • PO57. Rebecca Kellett (Scotland, UK): Does training with the Communication and Mealtimes Toolkit improve the quality of care at mealtimes for people with dementia?
  • PO58. Laura Guidi (Italy): “Giovani nel Tempo”: A project to stimulate memory functions in the elderly
  • PO59. Hazel McWhinnie (Scotland, UK): Food for Thought: Enhancing Dietary Preferences for the Person with Advanced Dementia
  • PO60. Liane Schirra-Weirich (Germany): Dementia Net City Region Aachen: Outcomes of the scientific evaluation
  • PO61. Verena Christina Tatzer (Austria): Every day experiences, needs and innovative ideas of caregivers of people with dementia – findings from a participatory research project with community pharmacies
  • PO62. Zoe Harris (England, UK): Bridging the gap between care plan and carer
  • PO63. Paraskevi Sakka (Greece): Development of a comprehensive out patient memory clinic meeting patient and family needs in Athens: The Athens Association of Alzheimer’s disease and Related Disorders (AAADRD)
  • PO65. Marijke Span (Netherlands): The meaning of a supportive IT application facilitating shared decision making in dementia
  • PO66. Bridget Johnston (England, UK): Living well with dementia: Enhancing dignity and quality of life, using a novel intervention, dignity therapy
  • PO67. Johannes Gräske (Germany): Quality of life in dementia care – Differences in self- and family - ratings
  • PO70. Catherine Hennessy (England, UK): The development of dementia-friendly communities within the rural ageing context of South West England
  • PO71. Ann Pascoe (Scotland, UK): How an international sporting event was used to enhance a remote rural Scottish dementia friendly community
  • PO72. Sarah Muir (Scotland, UK): How technology was used to connect arts and health therapeutic interventions to remote rural communities
  • PO73. Ingo Kilimann (Germany): Short-term caregiver psychotherapy
  • PO74. Rosalie van Knippenberg (Netherlands): Deal-iD Study: Dealing with daily challenges in Dementia - A feasibility study of the Experience Sampling Methodology in spousal caregivers of dementia patients
  • PO75. Joany Millenaar (Netherlands): The impact of young onset dementia on caregivers compared to late onset dementia: Results from the NeedYD study
  • PO76. Laura Maio (England, UK): Family carers’ experiences of Admiral nursing
  • PO77. Rabih Chattat (Italy): Unspecialised carers and family caregivers: factors influencing distress
  • PO78. Lizzy Boots (Netherlands): Development and feasibility of an Internet-based self-management intervention for spousal caregivers of people with early-stage dementia
  • PO79. Alieska Dam (Netherlands): The effectiveness of social support interventions for caregivers of persons with dementia
  • PO80. Gillian Davies (Scotland, UK): Being mindful of the carers
  • PO81. Jenny Reid (Scotland, UK): Bridging the gap: bringing evidence into AHP Practice for people living with dementia
  • PO82. Gabriela Stoppe (Switzerland): Guideline adherence in outpatient care of memory disorders: A survey of Swiss physicians
  • PO83. Reinhard Guss (England, UK): Influencing the professionals – A UK wide project of dementia service user involvement in professional practice guidance
  • PO84. Clarissa Giebel (England, UK): Relating cognition to activities of daily living in mild dementia: Establishing a basis for future interventions
  • PO85. Rónán O’Caoimh (Ireland): The Quick Memory Check (QMC): Development and validation of a “Home”caregiver administered cognitive screen
  • PO86. Jenny Mackenzie (England, UK): “Educating for excellence”: Determining the values, skills and knowledge framework behind `excellent’ dementia care
  • PO88. Mary Hattie (Scotland, UK): MWC report on dementia care in NHS continuing care units
  • PO89. Agnes Managhan (Scotland, UK): Improving the quality of care of elderly patients in acute medicine by using an innovative dementia delirium care bundlesix (DD 6): an experience from a district general hospital in Scotland
  • PO90. Jochen René Thyrian (Germany): Does an interdisciplinary network improve dementia care? Results from the IDemUck-study
  • PO91. Karin Wolf-Ostermann (Germany): Multiprofessional care and support for people with dementia in the community – First results of the DEMNET-D-study
  • PO92. Els Derksen (Netherlands): Day care activities for people with dementia important for staying to live at home
  • PO93. Colin MacDonald (Scotland, UK): The Edinburgh Behaviour Support Service (EBSS)
  • PO94. Nicola Cooper (Scotland, UK): “Happiness, volunteering and dementia” - 5 forget me not stories
  • PO98. Julie Christie (Scotland, UK): Resilience, dementia and social work practice
  • PO100. Caroline Ryder-Jones (England, UK): Myth-busting through partnership working in re-ablement for people with dementia

16.00–17.30 (Castle I) Parallel Session P7: Proxy decision-making - Click here for more information

Chairperson: Federico Palermiti (Monaco)

  • P7.1. Rajdeep Routh (Scotland, UK): How useful is it to have a Power of Attorney in Scotland?
  • P7.2. Jill Carson (Scotland, UK): The Power is in Your Hands: Promoting Power of Attorney in Scotland
  • P7.3. Patricia McParland (Ireland): Public Responses to Risk, Safety and Decision Making in the Context of Dementia
  • P7.4. Toby Williamson (United Kingdom): Best interests decision making for people living with dementia – best interests for whom?
  • P7.5. Eleanor Edmond (Ireland): Support or substitution – the implications of the UNCRPD for decision making in dementia.

16.00–17.30 (Castle II) Parallel Session P8: Post diagnostic support - Click here for more information

Chairperson: Jean Armitage (Scotland, UK)

  • P8.1. Sandra Schaller (Germany): Empowerment of informal caregivers in dementia: individualised & web-based post-diagnostic support
  • P8.2. Karim Saad (England, UK): Reducing inappropriate use of antipsychotics in dementia - The Alzheimer Cooperative Valuation in Europe (ALCOVE) Toolbox
  • P8.3. Pauline Banks (Scotland, UK): Dementia in the workplace: the potential for continued employment post diagnosis.
  • P8.4. Anna Dowrick (England, UK): Improving access to post diagnosis support for people with dementia
  • P8.5. Hannele Moisio and Lotta Olofsson (Sweden): Family concept to support the entire family in early stages of dementia

16.00–17.30 (Argyll II) Parallel Session P9: Peer support groups - Click here for more information

Chairperson: Paraskevi Sakka (Greece)

  • P9.1. May-Hilde Garden (Norway): Training programme for peer support workers
  • P9.2. Štefanija Lukic Zlobek (Slovenia): How Alzheimer Cafe became successful in Slovenia
  • P9.3. Nan Greenwood (England, UK): Peer support for carers: the experiences of carers and peer volunteers
  • P9.4. Charlotte Clarke (England, UK): The role and impact of peer support by and for people with dementia and their carers in implementing the National Dementia Strategy for England (DH 2009)
  • P9.5. Rebecca Poz (England, UK): Delivering Compassion Focused Therapy to couples experiencing a diagnosis of dementia in a group setting: is it feasible?

16.00–17.30 (Argyll III) Parallel Session P10: Residential care - Click here for more information

Chairperson: Fiona Robert (Scotland, UK)

  • P10.1. Hanneke Beerens (Netherlands): Factors associated with change in quality of life of people with dementia recently admitted to long-term care facilities
  • P10.2. Margareta Halek (Germany): Dementia Care Mapping: the challenge of improving daily practice in nursing homes – results of a quasi-experimental trial
  • P10.3. Nele Spruytte (Belgium): Frameworks of care for persons with dementia and their relationship with the material environment of nursing homes
  • P10.4. Susanne Rishøj (Denmark): Reminiscence dancing in nursing homes in Denmark
  • P10.5. Hilde Verbeek (Netherlands): Green care farm for people with dementia as an alternative to traditional nursing home care

16.00–17.30 (Shuna/Staffa) Parallel Session P11: Dementia and intellectual disability - Click here for more information

Chairperson: Monika Natlacen (Austria)

  • P11.1. Karen Watchman (Scotland, UK): Post-diagnostic support for people with an intellectual disability and dementia
  • P11.2. Alison Spencer  and Karolina Walewska (England, UK): Making memory assessment services accessible to individuals with learning disabilities
  • P11.3. Matthew P. Janicki (USA): An update on a dementia services advocacy effort for adults with intellectual disability using a national task group approach
  • P11.4. Emma Killick (England, UK): Meeting the challenge of dementia amongst an ageing learning disability population  - a providers story
  • P11.5. Päivi Jääskeläinen (Finland): Improving health care personnel´s professional skills in examining and treating elderly persons with intellectual disability and memory disorders

16.00–17.30 (Jura/Barra) Parallel Session P12: Sexuality and emotional well-being - Click here for more information

Chairperson: Barbara Sharp (Scotland, UK)

  • P12.1. Rakel Berenbaum (Israel): The right to mourn. Grieving of people with dementia?
  • P12.2. Eine Korhonen (Finland): Sexual well-being in progressive memory disorders project 2012- 2014
  • P12.3. Jane Youell (England, UK): Double beds and nice warm bodies – sexuality and dementia
  • P12.4. Helen Irwin (England, UK): Exploring the Shared Experience of Humour in People Living with Dementia and their Partners
  • P12.5. Kirsty Patterson (England, UK): Positive experiences whilst living with dementia: A qualitative exploration of growth in older adults

16.00–17.30 (Argyll I) Alzheimer Scotland Session AS2: Making dementia everyone’s Business- Click here for more information

Chairperson: Maxine Dinnes (Scotland, UK)

  • AS2.1. Ann Pascoe (Scotland, UK): Carer support: why it is needed and what it should look like
  • AS2.2. Elaine Hunter (Scotland, UK): Allied Health Professionals’ role in supporting people with dementia
  • AS2.3. Arlene Crockett and Sandra Shafii (Scotland, UK): The importance of Dementia Friendly Communities
  • AS2.4. Janice McAlistair and Gladys Haining (Scotland, UK): Transforming acute care: the role of the Alzheimer Scotland
  • AS2.5. Rebecca Kellett (Scotland, UK): Improving dementia awareness in care settings: being a Dementia Champion

16.00–17.30 (Orkney) INTERDEM Academy: Raising the standard: better evaluations of psychosocial interventions in dementia care through improved methodology (Invitation only)

  • IA6. Esme Moniz-Cook (UK, England): Selecting and developing measures
  • IA7. Martin Orrell (UK, England): Selecting control groups
  • IA8. Panel Discussion

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

08.30–10.00 (Castle I) Parallel Session P13: Consent and advance directives - Click here for more information

Chairperson: Eleanor Edmond (Ireland)

  • P13.1. Henna Nikumaa (Finland): Later life legal planning is still unfamiliar
  • P13.2. Leontine Groen-Van De Ven (Netherlands): To anticipate or not to anticipate future decisions for people with dementia
  • P13.3. Daniel Bianchi (Malta/United Kingdom): Dementia and participation in clinical decision-making by using an advance directive.
  • P13.4. Maria do Rosário Zincke dos Reis (Portugal): Consent - Advance Directives - Research
  • P13.5. Chantal Van Audenhove (Belgium): “We DECide”: Advance care planning for nursing home residents with dementia
  • P13.6. Natalie Rigaux (Belgium): Thinking earlier…about later. Advance care planning for persons with dementia

08.30-10.00 (Castle II) Parallel Session P14: Socio economic cost of dementia - Click here for more information

Chairperson: Kate Fearnley (Scotland, UK)

  • P14.1. Gavin Terry (England, UK): Socio-economic costs of dementia to business and employers
  • P14.2. Caterina Musella (Italy): Alzheimer's disease: costs of care and the needs of families in the Campania region
  • P14.3. Marie-Odile Desana (France): 2014: Alzheimer’s disease and related diseases at the heart of French public policies
  • P14.4. Shibley Rahman (England, UK): Would future NHS dementia care easily lend itself to private markets?
  • P14.5. Angela Brewin (England, UK): Use of amyloid positron emission tomography (pet) in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in the United States (US) – a budget impact analysis

08.30-10.00 (Argyll II) Parallel Session P15: Dementia-friendly communities - Click here for more information

Chairperson: Karishma Chandaria (England, UK)

  • P15.1. Richard Ward (Scotland, UK): Memory friendly neighbourhoods: Highlights from a programme of knowledge exchange
  • P15.2. Petra Plunger (Austria): Perspectives of community pharmacy staff on caring for people living with dementia and their caregivers – findings from a participatory research project with community pharmacies in Austria
  • P15.3. Anita Pohjanvuori (Finland): Third sector values in Memory Programme implementation in Finland
  • P15.4. Sabine Henry-Gössing (Belgium): Dementia-friendly cities and police: a new collaboration
  • P15.5. Heather Lundy (Northern Ireland, UK): Can dementia friendly communities improve the quality of life for people with dementia enabling them to remain living within their own community?

08.30-10.00 (Argyll III) Parallel Session P16: People with dementia in hospitals - Click here for more information

Chairperson: Anne Buchanan (Scotland, UK)

  • P16.1. Shirley Law (Scotland, UK): Changing the culture of dementia care in hospitals: An evaluation of the best practice in dementia care learning programme designed for healthcare staff working in hospitals
  • P16.2. Francesca Neviani (Italy): The geriatric day service for behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementia: a model of integration between hospital and primary care in management of dementia
  • P16.3. Andrea Fabbo (Italy): A special hospital unit (shu) for management of neuropsychiatric symptoms in people with dementia
  • P16.4. Wolfgang Hasemann (Switzerland): Effects of the interdisciplinary basel delirium and dementia prevention and management program demdel
  • P16.5. Scott Hamilton (Scotland, UK): Promoting excellence: Meeting the learning and development needs of acute staff and advocating Quality care provision for people with dementia
  • P16.6. Anna Waugh (Scotland, UK): Achieving better services for people with dementia and carers in acute hospital and community settings - Scotlands national dementia champions programme: Three years on

08.30-10.00 (Shuna/Staffa) Parallel Session P17: Early-onset dementia - Click here for more information

Chairperson: Marco Blom (Netherlands)

  • P17.1. Aud Johannessen (Norway): A shifting sense of being: A secondary analysis and comparison of two qualitative studies on young-onset dementia
  • P17.2. Jackie Tuppen and Julia Burton (England, UK): Cogs Clubs – A popular model of support in early dementia
  • P17.3. Jacqueline Parkes (England, UK): The Forget-me-nots: Developing a social group for people with young onset dementia and their carers.
  • P17.4. Diana Schack Thoft (Denmark): An insight into the Lifeworlds of people with early dementia-development of a qualitative participatory research model
  • P17.5. Deliane Van Vliet (Netherlands): Retaining a sense of usefulness in Young Onset dementia: A qualitative study
  • P17.6. Rikki Lorenti and Jacqui Hussey(England, UK): Younger people with dementia forum

08.30-10.00 (Jura/Barra)Parallel Session P18: Art and dementia - Click here for more information

Chairperson: Chris Lynch (Scotland, UK)

  • P18.1. Heather Edwards (England, UK): Music Mirrors – self-help in early dementia
  • P18.2. Franka Meiland (Netherlands): Evaluation of the national implementation of the Alzheimer art programme in Dutch museums
  • P18.3. Claire Garabedian (Scotland, UK): Music and dementia: An embodied space
  • P18.4. Sandra Oppikofer (Switzerland): “Awakened Art Stories” – rediscovering art with dementia – final results from the pilot study
  • P18.5. Beth Luxmoore (England, UK): Creative activities in the community improve well-being for people affected by dementia

08.30-10.00 (Argyll I) Alzheimer Scotland Session AS3: Creating a rights-based National Dementia Strategy, delivering it in partnership - Click here for more information

Chairperson: Sarah Burgess (Scotland, UK)

  • AS3.1. Jim Pearson (Scotland, UK): Background to the Scottish dementia strategy: the Charter of Rights
  • AS3.2. Geoff Huggins (Scotland, UK): Why have a Dementia Strategy: what it does
  • AS3.3. Hugh Masters (Scotland, UK): Acute care and the 10 point action plan
  • AS3.4. Susanne Forrest (Scotland, UK): Successful partnership working: creating and delivering the Promoting Excellence Framework

10.00–10.30 Coffee break and poster exhibition PO101-PO150 - Click here for more information

  • PO101. Adrienne Vince (England, UK): An exploration into psychiatrists’ understanding of what it means to live well with dementia, and experiences of engaging in discussions about positive wellbeing when sharing a diagnosis
  • PO102. Mojca Stopar (Slovenia): Public knowledge of dementia-friendly city in Slovenia – a pilot study
  • PO103. Ursula Kienberger (Austria): “Mission Dementia”: A dementia education programme for police officers
  • PO104. Toby Williamson (England, UK): Dementia friendly communities and positive risk taking
  • PO105. Alessandro Biamonti (Italy): New environments for Alzheimer’s community
  • PO106. Anna Brorsson (Sweden): Characteristics of the space of a grocery shop in relation to people with Alzheimer’s disease
  • PO107. Saul Mason and Loraine Butterworth (England, UK):  Falmouth:A beacon for a dementia friendly community
  • PO108. Maria A. Hoppe (Asutria): Return to an unknown beginning - living with Alzheimer’s patients
  • PO109. Irene Mackay (Scotland, UK): Campaign to raise dementia awareness in primary schools
  • PO110. Arlene Astell (England, UK): In-Touch: Making the most of touch tablets for people with dementia
  • PO111. Anne-Ragnhild Moseby (Norway): Hillveig`s Safety box
  • PO112. Arlene Astell (England, UK): Enabling a good life with dementia through every day technology
  • PO113. Matt Murray (England, UK): Utilising personal experiences of dementia to improve the quality and quantity of dementia research funded in the UK
  • PO114. Pam Schweitzer (England, UK): Spreading the word: multiplication of best practice in carer support through a new apprentice scheme in reminiscence arts in dementia care
  • PO115. Jane Burns (Scotland, UK): “A picture is worth a thousand words (Frederick R. Barnard, 1921) - involving the person with dementia in art therapy
  • PO116. Pilar Cañabate (Spain): Support groups for couples of people with early onset dementia
  • PO117. Toby Williamson (England, UK): Doing it for ourselves. Self help groups for people living with dementia
  • PO118. Stephanie Leemans (Belgium): Reminiscence group for people with dementia and family carers
  • PO119. Patrizia Bruno (Italy): Caregivers Training as presupposed condition to the care of people affected by dementia
  • PO120. Maaret Meriläinen (Finland): Memories to Music - participatory group method for people with dementia
  • PO199. Nathalie Rigaux (Belgium): In town with people with dementia: a moral and political experience
  • PO124. Shibley Rahman (England, UK): Who were the biggest winners and losers of the G8 Dementia Summit? An online survey
  • PO126. Silvia Maria Gramegna (Italy): Towards an extra-ordinary sensitivity of people with dementia due to Alzheimer’s Disease (AD): a design point of view
  • PO130. Raymond Smith (England, UK): The impact of volunteer mentoring on carers of people with dementia
  • PO131. Chantal van Audenhove (Belgium): Supporting family caregivers of persons with dementia: a pilot-study on the impact of a psycho-educational programme
  • PO132. Mei Lin Sharifah Rose Amie Ee (Singapore): Dementia-friendly community – Singapore’s vision
  • PO133. Karishma Chandaria (England, UK): Putting people at the centre – dementia friendly communities in England
  • PO134. Ben Bano (England, UK): Promoting autonomy and dignity – Understanding and meeting the spiritual needs of people with dementia
  • PO135. Michael Hagedorn (Germany): KONFETTI-Cafés – a step forward in creating community-based meeting spaces for people with and without dementia
  • PO136. Eva Lindqvist (Sweden): What everyday activities do people with mild cognitive impairment or early dementia want to maintain mastery of - and why?
  • PO137. Leontine Groen-van de Ven (Netherlands): Preferences, emotions and actions. People with dementia influencing decision-making about day-care
  • PO141. Flavio Paoletti (Italy): New cognitive stimulation approaches based on foreign language teaching for people suffering from mild dementia on a primary and mixed neurodegenerative basis: a pilot study
  • PO143. Jennifer Wenborn (England, UK): Community Occupational Therapy in Dementia (COTiD-UK): a pilot trial
  • PO144. Anna Dowrick (England, UK): Is quality of life for people with dementia in the UK improving?
  • PO145. Gavin Terry (England, UK): Barriers to autonomy and dignity – how the lack of wide spread effective integrated care limits how people live with dementia
  • PO147. Ruth Bartlett (England, UK): Post-diagnostic opportunities, as well as support: why the policy emphasis needs to shift to promote the citizenship of people with dementia
  • PO148. Sanna Aavaluoma (Finland): Psychotherapy in dementia care
  • PO149. Rónán O’Caoimh (Ireland): Use of a “Memory Gym” Intervention as a post-diagnostic support in the management of cognitive ompairment

10.30-12.00 (Castle I) Parallel Session P19: Ethics - Click here for more information

Chariperson: Iva Holmerova (Czech Republic)

  • P19.1. Peter Kevern (England, UK): “Truth is rarely pure and never simple” – on the ethics of lying to people with dementia
  • P19.3. Tracey Rehling (England, UK): Engaging people with dementia in research – best practice and person centred approaches considered in accordance with the demands for ethical scrutiny.
  • P19.4. Roberta Caiazza (England, UK): Should we tell lies to people with dementia in their best interests? The views of Italian and UK clinicians.
  • P19.5. Louisa Jackman (England, UK): Moral and legal issues of forced care
  • P19.6. Julian C Hughes (England, UK): Ethical dilemmas: a daily challenge

10.30-12.00 (Castle II) Parallel Session P20: Prevention - Click here for more information

Chariperson: Maureen Thom (Scotland, UK)

  • P20.1. Knud D. Andersen (Denmark): How leaders can support implementation of new knowledge about  preventing agressive behaviour
  • P20.2. Susan Browne (Scotland, UK): Innovative midlife intervention for dementia deterrence (In-MINDD): a feasibility randomised controlled trial
  • P20.3. Michael Splaine (USA): Messaging about dementia risk and prevention: It’s complicated but necessary
  • P20.4. Maria Pierce (Ireland): Primary prevention of dementia: Potential for alignment with health promotion policy
  • P20.5. Maarit Salonen (Finland): Brain orientation in Finland

10.30-12.00 (Argyll II) Parallel Session P21: Perceptions and image of dementia - Click here for more information

Chairperson: Birgitta Martensson (Switzerland)

  • P21.1. Nancy McAdam (Scotland, UK): Nancy– A purposeful life with dementia
  • P21.2. Philly Hare (England, UK): Time bombs and tsunamis: the impact of negative language and images on people with dementia
  • P21.3. Dianne Gove (Luxembourg): Ethical issues linked to the way that dementia and people with dementia are perceived and portrayed
  • P21.4. Pilar Cañabete (Spain): Perception of dementia in 5882 families evaluated in Fundació ACE
  • P21.5. Erika Moisl (England, UK): Talking about dementia: the views of people affected
  • P21.6. Neva Železnik (Slovenia): Dementia and the media

10.30-12.00 (Argyll III) Parallel Session P22: Palliative care - Click here for more information

Chairperson: Jan Johnston (Scotland, UK)

  • P22.1. Fiona Kelly (England, UK): What aspects of the physical environment are important to people with dementia nearing the end of life? A consultation to inform current design principles.
  • P22.2. Beth Britton (England, UK): End-of-life care: A very personal story
  • P22.3. Marie Lynch (Ireland): Changing minds: Promoting excellence in end of life care for people living with dementia
  • P22.4. Leena Reddy (England, UK): A beautiful death
  • P22.5. Mary Schulz (Canada): Dementia and staff grief

10.30-12.00 (Shuna/Staffa) Parallel Session P23: Outreach programmes - Click here for more information

Chairperson: Tina Leonard (Ireland)

  • P23.1. Arlene Crockett (Scotland, UK): Dementia – Everyone’s Business!  Working with our black minority ethnic communities and faith communities
  • P23.2. Samuel R. Nyman (England, UK): The social care and support needs of adults with concurrent dementia and sight loss
  • P23.3. Justine McGovern (USA): Dignity: dementia and LGBT older adults
  • P23.4. Karan Jutlla (England, UK): Working with migrant communities: achieving culturally competency in dementia care
  • P23.5. Michael White (Scotland, UK): The value of football memories in reminiscence therapy

10.30-12.00 (Jura/Barra) Parallel Session P24: Involving people with dementia II - Click here for more information

Chairperson: Joyce Gray (Scotland, UK)

  • P24.1. Christopher Russell (England, UK): Experts By Experience Tutors – People with dementia contributing directly to the academic experience of students
  • P24.2. Sophie Razzel (England, UK): The Forget-Me-Nots: a structured dementia service user network
  • P24.3. Alexandra Bone (England, UK): Life Writing Project
  • P24.4. Kate Allan (England, UK): “I don’t want to stop because I’m thriving”: Optimal experience in persons with dementia
  • P24.5. Marijke Span (Netherlands): Participation of people with dementia in developing IT applications: peril or pearl?

10.30-12.00 (Argyll I) Alzheimer Scotland Session AS4: The success and impact of the Scottish Dementia Working Group - Click here for more information

Chairperson: Jim Pearson (Scotland, UK)

  • AS4.1. SDWG members (Scotland, UK): History of the Scottish Dementia Working Group
  • AS4.2. David Berry (Scotland, UK): Scottish Dementia Working Group input into the National Dementia Strategy
  • AS4.3. Patricia Howie (Scotland, UK): Scottish Dementia Working Group contribution to creating and delivering the Promoting Excellence Framework
  • AS4.4. SDWG members (Scotland, UK): Hopes for the future

12.00–13.00 Lunch

13.00–14.00 Special Symposium SS2: Clinical trials in dementia

This symposium is supported by Lilly

13.00–14.00 Special Symposium SS3: Nutrition and cognitive function

Chairperson: Iva Holmerova (Czech Republic)

  • SS3.1 Neville Vassallo (Malta): The role of nutrition in Alzheimer’s Disease risk reduction
  • SS3.2 Arfan Ikram (Netherlands): Coffee and Alzheimer’s Disease – the epidemiological evidence
  • SS3.3 Astrid Nehlig (France): Coffee and Alzheimer’s Disease – the underlying mechanisms

The relationship between nutrition and cognitive function, impairment and dementia has received much attention in past decade. In this symposium, Professor Neville Vassallo will explore the role nutrition may play in Alzheimer’s Disease risk reduction.

We will then focus on one specific component of diet, enjoyed by many individuals worldwide – coffee. The lifelong, regular and moderate consumption of coffee/caffeine appears to have a beneficial effect on our cognitive abilities.  Research suggests coffee may preserve our cognitive potential as we age and help to reduce the risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease. Professor Arfan Ikram will review the epidemiological evidence for the relationship between coffee consumption and Alzheimer’s Disease, whilst Professor Astrid Nehlig explored the potential underlying mechanisms for the relationship.

This symposium is supported by the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee.

14.00–15.30 (Argyll I-III) Plenary Session PL3: Involving people with dementia - Click here for more information

Chairperson: Daphne Wallace (England, UK)

  • PL3.1. Helga Rohra (Germany): People with dementia as advocates for change
  • PL3.2. Amy Dalrymple (Scotland, UK): Developing an integrated health and social care model of support for people with dementia
  • PL3.3. Marie-Jo Guisset (France): Living well with Dementia in the community : new approaches , new projects identified by the European Foundations Initiative on Dementia
  • PL3.4. Myrra Vernooij-Dassen (Netherlands): Stigma and dementia

15.30–16.00 Coffee break and poster exhibition PO151-PO200 - Click here for more information

  • PO152. Hilda Hayo (England, UK): Living with behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia
  • PO153. Areti Efthymiou (Greece): Profile of Cognitive Complaints of Older Adults visiting an outpatient Memory Clinic for the first time
  • PO154. Rosalam Che Me (Italy): A review on the needs to provide supportive environment to encourage an active lifestyle among elderly in reducing the risks against the onset of Alzheimer’s disease (AD)
  • PO155. Anna Damulina (Russia): Vascular cognitive impairment.  A comparative neuropsychological and VBM study
  • PO156. Susan Ross (Scotland, UK): Sustainably implementing nationaltraining to meetlocalneeds
  • PO157. Johannes Gräske (Germany): Participating in dementia care research projects – Analysis of motivation of people with dementia and health care providers
  • PO158. Chantale Buerli (Switzerland): National dementia strategy 2014-2017
  • PO160. Emma Coutts (Scotland, UK):The home based memory rehabilitation programme, a pilot study for occupational therapy early intervention in dementia
  • PO161. Gillian McMillan (Scotland, UK): Eating well with dementia – A carers’ guide
  • PO162. Hana Vanková (Czech Republic): Common pathogenetic factors of Alzheimer disease and type 2 diabetes Mellitus
  • PO163. Lisa McGarrigle (Ireland): Investigating the construct validity of a model of cognitive reserve based on protective factors in dementia
  • PO164. Sofia Pavarini (Brazil): Cognition and frailty in Brazilian elderly in rural communities
  • PO165. Sofia Pavarini (Brazil): Factors associated with caregivers physical vulnerability
  • PO167. Shibley Rahman (England, UK): An analysis of 75 English language online articles on the G8 DementiaSummit
  • PO168. Mercé Boada (Spain): Fundació ACE, US national Alzheimer plan: an engagement to fit patients and family needs 
  • PO169. Lynda Forrest (Scotland, UK): Getting the dementia strategy to rural grass roots in the Scottish Highlands
  • PO170. Gill Gowran (Scotland, UK): Supported self memory management programme
  • PO171. Toby Williamson (England, UK): Dementia – what is truth? Exploring the real experience of people living with more severe dementia
  • PO173. David Mason (Scotland, UK): How people with dementia achieved their dream to roam freely in remote, rural Highlands
  • PO174. Anna Mäki-Petäjä-Leinonen (Finland): Counselling and later life legal planning for persons with dementia
  • PO175. Mei Lin Sharifah Rose Amie Ee (Singapore): Ethical concerns in institutionalised care settings
  • PO178. Clare Cutler (England, UK): Dementia friendly communties: Dorset
  • PO180. Zoe Elkins (England, UK): Communication between people with dementia and there care-givers: Finding a common language
  • PO182. Debby Gerritsen (Netherlands): Nature as an intervention in dementia: design of a qualitative pilot study
  • PO183. Jan Goddaer (Belgium): “Go back in the time”. A reminiscence promenade in Aalbeke (Flanders, Belgium)
  • PO184. Marteen Milders (Scotland, UK): Developing a cost-effective psychosocial program of training and support for people with dementia and their family caregivers
  • PO188. Annette Beyer (Germany): Strengthening the autonomy of people with dementia via a community-based approach on a low threshold
  • PO189. Maud Graff (Netherlands): Development, implementation and evaluation of a social fitness programme to improve social participation
  • PO190. Marie Lynch (Ireland): The palliative care needs of people with young onset dementia: A literature review
  • PO191. Saadia Aziz Dhedhi (England, UK): GP perceptions on timely diagnosis
  • PO192. Frances Bunn (England, UK): Improving physical health of people with dementia
  • PO193. Amanda McCarren (Scotland, UK): “Your Choice, Our Change”: Delivering self directed support in the community
  • PO194. Caroline Sutcliffe (England, UK): Dementia care in England: perspectives from inter-professional staff groups
  • PO195. Caterina Musella (Italy): Multi-method evaluation of “Home Care Premium AIMA…Amiamoci” a home care project aimed at people with Alzheimer and their caregivers
  • PO196. Susanne Schäfer-Walkmann (Germany): Local dementia care networks in Germany – Types and governance structures
  • PO198. Caterina Musella (Italy): The “AIMA…AMIAMOCI” model as part of a process of humanisation and continuity of care

16.00–17.30 (Argyll I-III) Plenary Session PL4: Innovation and care - Click here for more information

Chairperson: Henry Simmons (Scotland, UK)

  • PL4.1. Debbie Tolson (Scotland, UK): Practice innovation and policy development
  • PL4.2. Dianne Gove (Luxembourg): Promoting continence care for people with dementia at home
  • PL4.3. Hugh Masters (Scotland, UK): Improving care in acute hospitals
  • PL4.4. Kai Saks (Estonia): Patterns of transition from home care towards institutional dementia care: Findings of the RightTimePlaceCare

17.30–17.45 (Argyll I-III) Closing Ceremony

Presentation and invitation to 25th Alzheimer Europe Conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Closing comments and farewell by:

  • Henry Simmons, Chief Executive, Alzheimer Scotland
  • Iva Holmerová, Vice-Chairperson, Alzheimer Europe

Thursday, 23 October 2014

10.00-15.00 Alzheimer Scotland Masterclasses

Following on from the 24th Alzheimer Europe conference, Alzheimer Scotland would like to invite Alzheimer Europe conference delegates to extend their trip to Glasgow and take advantage of attending one of five masterclass events on Thursday 23 October 2014.

These masterclasses will be intensive sessions that will allow delegates to gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding regarding specific changes and strategies that have been implemented within Scotland and England.   

Each masterclass has a specific focus and only one masterclass can be attended.  Masterclasses are free of charge but places are limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis.  Registrations for masterclass events will close on 3 October 2014.

The Masterclasses are:

1: Promoting Excellence - Education and Training for the Health and Social Services Workforce in Scotland to support implementation of Scotland’s Dementia Strategies

2: Creating Dementia Friendly Communities

3: Scotland’s National Dementia Strategy

4: Innovation Lab; - what we can learn from each other

5: Recent Advances in dementia care – improving nursing home practice

For more information and to book your place at one of the five masterclasses, please visit the official event page.



Last Updated: Tuesday 02 December 2014


  • Acknowledgements

    The 24th Alzheimer Europe Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, UK received funding from the European Union, in the framework of the Health Programme. Alzheimer Europe and Alzheimer Scotland gratefully acknowledge the additional support provided by foundations and companies.
  • European Union
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Glasgow City Marketing Bureau
  • Institute for the Scientific Information on Coffee
  • Life Changes Trust
  • Roche
  • SCA Global Hygiene