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Detailed programme, abstracts and presentations

2015 Ljubljana

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Wednesday, 2 September 2015

09.00–12.00: Alzheimer Europe Board Meeting

09.00–12.00: INTERDEM Meeting

14.00–17.00: Alzheimer Europe Annual General Meeting

14.00–17.00: INTERDEM Meeting

18.00-19.00: Opening Ceremony

Opening ceremony

  • Heike von Lützau-Hohlbein, Chairperson, Alzheimer Europe
  • Štefanija Lukič Zlobec, Chairperson, Spomincica Slovenia
  • Helga Rohra,chairperson, European Working Group of People With Dementia
  • Anja Kopac, Minister for social affairs, Slovenia
  • Milojka Kolar Celarc, Minister of Health, Slovenia
  • Bojana Mursic, Vice-Chair of the Natioanl Assembly, Slovenia

Keynote lecture:

19.00–20.30: Welcome Reception

Thursday, 3 September 2015

08.30–10.00 (Linhart Hall) Plenary Session PL1: Putting research into practice - Click here for Abstract

Chairperson:Charles Scerri (Malta)

  • PL1.1. Bengt Winblad (Sweden) New medicines for Alzheimer’s disease: Lessons from past failures and perspectives for the future
  • PL1.2. Florence Pasquier (France) Improving the timely diagnosis and providing adequate support to people with early memory complaints
  • PL1.3. Simon Lovestone (United Kingdom) Big data and adaptive clinical trial design to support European dementia research
  • PL1.4. Zvezdan Pirtošek (Slovenia) Prevention of Alzheimer’s disease – Myths, wishes and reality

10.00–10.30 Coffee break and poster exhibition PO1 and PO2

PO1. Poster Presentations – Dementia-friendly society

  • PO1.1. Susan McFadden (United Kingdom) The Influence of Empathic Concern on Views of the Humanness of Persons with Dementia
  • PO1.2. Michelle Heward (United Kingdom) Making a difference: Can ‘Dementia Friendly Communities’ increase awareness of dementia and help people affected by the condition to feel supported and valued within their community?
  • PO1.3. Jan Oyebode (United Kindom) Dementia detectives: Busting the myths surrounding dementia in schools
  • PO1.4. Katarina Levicka (Slovakia) We and the others: How residents in elderly care facilities perceive residents with dementia
  • PO1.6. Giuliana De Rosa (Italy) The potentiality of expressive and sign language
  • PO1.7. Veranič Lea Žmuc (Slovenia) Antidepressants for the treatment of agitation and aggression in Alzheimer’s disease
  • PO1.8. Jera Grobelnik (Slovenia) Ethical problem: dignity and self-determination of people with dementia against “locking up” these people in the name of their safety
  • PO1.9. Radojka Kobentar (Slovenia) Social pedagogical concepts in working with patients suffering from dementia
  • PO1.10. Gail Mountain (United Kingdom) Dementia outcome Measures: charting new territory
  • PO1.11. Philipp Koldrack (Germany)Detection of disorientation to enable situation-aware navigation assistance
  • PO1.12. Björn Freter (Germany) The fundamental drama of mankind is repeated in the drama of dementia
  • PO1.13. Osman Kucuk (Bosnia) Perceptions and image of person with dementia yesterday and today in Bosnian society
  • PO1.15. Sujoy Mukherjee (United Kingdom) Air travel and Dementia
  • PO1.16. Antonella Deponte (Italy) Spreading care through the community
  • PO1.18. Zoe Campbell (United Kingdom) Developing a code of practice for dementia friendly communities
  • PO1.19. Neza Stiglic (Slovenia) The influence of Alzheimer’s disease on family caregivers
  • PO1.21. Marie-Christine Closon (Belgium) Pilot project in St Gillis commune (Brussels):  How to do more with less public financial means for dementia patients:  mobilization of all the potential resources (professionals, population, environment) available in the commune. Results through 3 real stories of dementia people.
  • PO1.22. Paul Dunnery (United Kingdom) Peterborough Dementia Resource Centre
  • PO1.24. Aud Johannessen (Norway) Possible explanations for and barriers to allocating and organizing support contacts for people with dementia: A qualitative study with reports from administrators
  • PO1.25. Marjeta Gomboc (Slovenia) Improving the quality of life of people with dementia with targeted rehabilitation
  • PO1.26. Isabelle Donnio (France) Partnership between Bistrot Mémoire and cultural disposals
  • PO1.27. Isabelle Donnio (France) Ten years of experience for Bistrot Mémoire in France and a National Union to be representative and evaluate the concept
  • PO1.28. Joanna Joyce (Ireland) Engaging the voice of family carers: the development of a dementia carers campaign network
  • PO1.29. Jože Skrlj (Slovenia) About beliefs or why carers / volunteers need support, supervision and coaching
  • PO1.30. Phuong Leung (United Kingdom) Carer involvement in cognitive-based interventions for people with dementia: a systematic review
  • PO1.31. Phuong Leung (United Kingdom) Experiences and perspectives of people with dementia and their carers in taking part in a carer-led cognitive stimulation intervention: A qualitative study 
  • PO1.33. Stephen Cutler and Corina Bragaru (Romania) Long-term and short-term predictors of worries about getting Alzheimer’s disease
  • PO1.36. Oliver Constant (Belgium) Dementia-friendly communication: a win-win for everybody
  • PO1.40. Michelle Burns (USA) Sharing the journey: a pilot study in creating enriching relationships through expressive art
  • PO1.42. Birgit Dietz (Germany) Come to your senses – sensual architecture for people with cognitive risks
  • PO1.43. Paraskevi Sakka (Greece) Counseling Services Network for promoting dementia prevention and non-pharmacological interventions within public local authorities
  • PO1.44. Luisa Bartorelli (Italy) The alzheimer café: an espresso with friends in adagio time
  • PO1.45. Kathy Murphy (Ireland) People with dementia’s perceptions of the factors that strengthen resilience
  • PO1.46. David krivec (Slovenia) Living with dementia at home
  • PO1.47. Patrick Gray (United Kingdom) Dementia and rural housing
  • PO1.48. Claudio Di Lorito (United Kingdom) Working effectively with people with dementia as Peer-researchers in qualitative research
  • PO1.49. Elaine Qioa Ying Ho (Singapore) Who am i?: an insight into the interpretations and social constructions of dementia in singapore
  • PO1.50. Antoni Gelonch (Spain) Estimul’art: History, Art and Alzheimer
  • PO1.51. Antoni Gelonch (Spain) Spouses of people with early-onset dementia. “Fundació ACE” groups’ experience.
  • PO1.52. Signe Tretteteig (Norway) The influence of day care centres for people with dementia on family caregivers: an integrative review of the literature
  • PO1.53. Corinne Greasley-Adams (United Kingdom) Music and Dementia: A Conceptual Framework
  • PO1.54. Violeta Krajnc Potocnik (Slovenia) Vpliv kongruentne odnosne nege na upočasnitev napredovanja demence – primer dobre prakse
  • PO1.55. Karmen Hebar (Slovenia) Prostovoljska akcija univerzalne preventive pred demenco
  • PO1.56. Miranda Urh (Slovanie) I want to be free

PO2. Poster Presentations – Policies and strategies

  • PO2.1. Janne Rosvik (Norway) Actifcare: Access to timely formal care
  • PO2.2. Laila Kathleen Johansen (Norway) Dementia- a common Challenge
  • PO2.3. Anna Mäki-Petäjä-Leinonen (Finland) Finnish elder act - did it improve the legal rights of people with dementia
  • PO2.5. Gunilla Nordberg (Sweden) Successful implementation of national guidelines using modern technology
  • PO2.6. James Pearson (United Kingdom) Focus on dementia: supporting people to stay connected within their community
  • PO2.7. Sandra Schaller (Germany) The use of real world data to tailor community services for persons with dementia and informal caregivers: The Bavarian Dementia Survey (BayDem)
  • PO2.8. Andrea Fabbo (Italy) The role of active caregivers and informal networks in supporting people with dementia
  • PO2.9. Francesca Sommela (Italy)"Support who Supports"
  • PO2.10. Szilvia Heim (Hungary) Attitudes of Hungarian family physicians regarding to screening and care of the Alzheimer’s disease
  • PO2.11. Lea Lebar (Slovenia) National data on social home help – organization and accessibility
  • PO2.12. Colin Capper (United Kingdom) Do, enable, influence-Alzheimer’s Society UK translating research into practice
  • PO2.14. Mercé Boada (Spain) The cognitive impairment in a hyper-cognitive society.

10.30–12.00 (Linhart Hall) Plenary Session PL2: Dementia strategies and policies - Click here for Abstract

Chairperson: Stefanija Lukic Zlobec (Slovania)

  • PL2.1. Geoff Huggins (United Kingdom) A new European Joint Action
  • PL2.2. Peter Volasko (Slovenia) A positive impact of collaboration in the Joint Programme on Neurodegenerative Diseases Research (JPND) on the National Research Policy
  • PL2.3. Alv Orheim ( Norway) Changing the perceptions and image of dementia
  • PL2.4. Mark Pearson (OECD) The OECD approach to comparing and benchmarking dementia care

12.00–13.00 Lunch

13.00–14.00 (Kosovel Hall) Special Symposium SS1: Living well with dementia

Moderator: Hilary Doxford (United Kingdom)

  • SS1.1. Rozel Snell (Jersey) Rozel’s journey after diagnosis
  • SS1.2. Raoul Grönqvist (Finland) A case study
  • SS1.3. Agnes Houston (United Kingdom) Dementia and sensory challenges
  • SS1.4. Nina Balacková (Czech Republic) The impact of dementia on my life

This symposium is organised by the European Working Group of People with Dementia

13.00–14.00 (Stih Hall) Special Symposium SS2: European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia (EPAD)

Moderator: Jean Georges (Luxembourg)

  • SS2.1. Simon Lovestone (United Kingdom)
  • SS2.2. Serge Van der Geyten (Belgium)
  • SS2.3. Shirlene Badger (United Kingdom)

This symposium is organised by EPAD

14.00–15.30 (Linhart Hall) Parallel Session P1: Involving people with dementia - Click here for Abstract

Chairperson: Maria do Rosario Zincke dos reis (Portugal)

  • P1.1. Katherine Blaker and Eddy Flory (United Kingdom) Research into practice: People with dementia creating change in the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT)
  • P1.2. Emer Begley (Ireland) Reflections from the Irish dementia working group and the Alzheimer Society of Ireland on the benefits and challenges of participating in dementia research
  • P1.3. Amy Dalrymple (United Kingdom) Developing the involvement of people living with dementia and carers in policy making
  • P1.4. Jacqueline Parkes (United Kingdom) Partners in Projects: Preparing people living with dementia for active involvement in research, evaluations, and service developments
  • P1.5. Jasper Kimenai and saskia Danen (Netherlands) I survive best by being active

14.00–15.30 Kosovel Hall) Parallel Session P2: Dementia strategies - Click here for Abstract

Chairperson: Peter Volasko (Slovenia)

  • P2.1. Tina Leonard (Ireland) Has Ireland’s first National Dementia Strategy made dementia a national priority?
  • P2.2. Knut Engedal (Norway) Involving people with dementia in new dementia strategy
  • P2.3. Simon Brezovar (Slovenia) The global “young leaders address dementia” initiative to support the World Dementia Council
  • P2.4. Oliver Goldhardt, Wienke Jacobsen, Patrick Slevin (Germany) Moving forward: what should be the focus of dementia strategies in 21st century?
  • P2.5. Paraskevi Sakka (Greece) Greek national observatory for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease: ensuring the implementation of national dementia strategy

14.00–15.30 (Stih Hall) Parallel Session P3: Psychosocial interventions- Click here for Abstract

Chairperson: Myrra Vernoij-Dassen (Netherlands)

  • P3.1. Martin Orrell (United Kingdom) Understanding the causes and solutions for crises in dementia
  • P3.2. Franka Meiland (Netherlands) Online training of carers of people with dementia; evaluation results of the European STAR training portal
  • P3.3. Mandy Cook (United Kingdom) Woodlands & forests as places of mental well-being for people with dementia
  • P3.4. Pam Schweitzer (United Kingdom) Spreading the word: multiplication of best practice in carer support through a new apprentice scheme in reminiscence arts in dementia care and evaluation of this scheme
  • P3.5. Debby Gerritsen (Netherlands) Naturall4DEM: results of a qualitative pilot study into personalized nature based interventions for people with dementia

14.00–15.30 (M1) Parallel Session P4: Timely diagnosis - Click here for Abstract

Chairperson: Milica Kramberger (Slovenia)

  • P4.1. Sophie Hodge and Emma Hailey (United Kingdom) National audit of memory clinics in England: a comparison of findings
  • P4.2. Alexandra König (France/Netherlands) The use of ICT for the assessment of people with dementia and mild cognitive impairment within the Dem@care project
  • P4.3. Jan Oyebode (United Kingdom) You are happy and safe: a discourse analysis of a diagnostic disclosure of dementia
  • P4.4. David Morgan (USA) Leveraging volunteers in retirement communities to increase diagnosis of dementia
  • P4.5. Shibley Rahman (United Kingdom) Specialist nurses should form part of the post-diagnostic care and support network for living well with dementia

14.00–15.30 (E3-4) Parallel Session P5: Dementia-friendly initiatives - Click here for Abstract

Chairperson: Iva Holmerova (Czech Republic)

  • P5.1. Philly Hare (United Kingdom) Building dementia friendly communities – sharing the learning from the independent evaluations of York and Bradford
  • P5.2. Olivia Mastry and Alex Clark (USA) Dementia friendly America: a private-public partnership to foster living well with dementia in U.S. communities
  • P5.3. Carolien H.M. Smits (Netherlands) Dementia friendly communities: an integral approach facilitated by higher education
  • P5.4. Neil Mapes (United Kingdom) Dementia Friendly Society - Living in the community
  • P5.5. Štefanija Lukič Zlobec (Slovenia) Towards dementia friendly community with Alzheimer Café

14.00–15.30 (E1-2) Slovenian Session SL1: Demenci prijazno okolje - Click here for Abstract

Chairperson: Tatjana Cvetko (Slovenia)

  • SL1.1. David Krivec (Slovenia) Zagovorništvo za osebe z demenco in njihove svojce
  • SL1.2. Mihela Spanja (Slovenia) Mlade osebe z demenco
  • SL1.3. Sonja Valič, Sonja Planko, Cristina Stres and Veronika Devetak (Slovenia) Demenci prijazno okolje: prostovoljno socialno delo
  • SL1.4. Mojca Stopar (Slovenia) Spominčica Šentjur in varne točke za osebe obolele za demenco
  • SL1.5. Blaž Koritnik (Slovenia) Zagovorništvo nevroznanosti v Sloveniji: projekt Za možgane

15.30–16.00 Coffee break and poster exhibition PO1 and PO2

16.00–17.30 (Linhart Hall) Parallel Session P6: Perceptions and image of dementia - Click here for Abstract

Chairperson: Hilary Doxford (United Kingdom)

  • P6.1. Kate Williams (Monaco) Overcoming Alzheimer’s stigma: using a mediatised event to create an awareness campaign
  • P6.2. Anita Pohjanvuori (Finland) Perceptions of memory-friendly Finland from parliamentary election candidates
  • P6.3. Tina Leonard (Ireland) “Coming Out of the Shadows”
  • P6.4. Jeremy Hughes (United Kingdom) Dementia Friends – Changing the way a nation acts, thinks and talks about dementia
  • P6.5. Anne MacDonald (United Kingdom) Living well with dementia: changing perceptions & images of dementia

16.00–17.30 (Kosovel Hall) Parallel Session P7: Legal issues - Click here for Abstract

Chairperson: Jana Mali (Slovenia)

  • P7.1. Hope Davidson (Ireland) Decision-making in dementia care: autonomy, capacity, and the legal doctrine of “informed consent”
  • P7.2. Maria do Rosário Zincke dos Reis (Portugal) Promotion of legal rights of people with dementia in Portugal
  • P7.3. Henna Nikumaa (Finland) Self-determination or protection - pitfalls of the guardianship system
  • P7.4. Alice Coquelet (France) Protecting people who cannot consent to their admission in a nursing home. Recent evolutions in the French law
  • P7.5. Patrick Gray (United Kingdom) Legal & ethical issues around freedom to roam for people with dementia

16.00–17.30 (Stih Hall) Parallel Session P8: Post diagnostic support - Click here for Abstract

Chairperson: Jim Pearson (United Kingdom)

  • P8.1. Elaine Hunter (United Kingdom) Allied health professionals: connecting people connecting support
  • P8.2. Mona Michelet (Norway) Assessment and follow-up by dementia teams - the Norwegian Dementia plan 2015
  • P8.3. Alison Groat (United Kingdom) Post diagnostic support in dementia – the contribution of the allied health professionals in Scotland
  • P8.4. Louise Ritchie (United Kingdom) “Work keeps me well”: the benefits of continued employment following a diagnosis of dementia
  • P8.5. Martina Schmidhuber (Germany) Advance directives and dementia – Perspectives from people with dementia and their informal caregivers

16.00–17.30 (M1) Parallel Session P9: Prevention - Click here for Abstract

Chairperson: Nena Gucek Kopcavar (Slovenia)

  • P9.1. Eleni Margioti (Greece) The Hellenic longitudinal investigation of aging and diet (HELIAD): study description and preliminary data
  • P9.2. Maria Pierece (Ireland) Experiences of users in Ireland of an online intervention (In-MINDD) to support the implementation of lifestyle changes to reduce dementia risk: A qualitative exploration using Normalization Process Theory
  • P9.3. Gunhild Waldemar (Denmark) Moderate to high intensity aerobic exercise in elderly persons with Alzheimer’s disease
  • P9.4. Louise Nygård (Sweden) Participation in leisure activity to prevent later life cognitive decline: a systematic review of literature
  • P9.5. Karmen Hebar (Slovenia) The voluntary action of universal prevention of dementia

16.00–17.30 (E3-4) Parallel Session P10: Acute and residential care - Click here for Abstract

Chairperson: Magda Tsolaki (Greece)

  • P10.1. Vicotoria Cowap (United Kingdom) Enhancing the Caring Environment
  • P10.2. George McNamara (United Kingdom) Getting it right for dementia – real solutions for improving hospital care
  • P10.3. Kevin Charras (France) Impact of extended dementia care and dementia friendly environments to entire retirement homes
  • P10.4. Lindsey Brett (Australia) An evidence-based physical activity protocol for people living with a dementia in residential accommodation
  • P10.5. Jean-Bernard Mabire (France) Social stimulation and dementia: does it have an impact on social interactions of people with dementia living in nursing homes?

14.00–15.30 (E1-2) Slovenian Session SL2: Inovativne obravnave - Click here for Abstract

Chairperson: Blaz Koritnik (Slovenia)

  • SL2.1. Marko Pišljar (Slovenia) Depresija pri demenci
  • SL2.2. Voljč Božidar (Slovenia) Dostojanstvo dementnih in inkontinentnih bolnikov
  • SL2.3. Ana Lukner (Slovenia) Kako izboljšati in zapolniti vsakdan oseb z demenco
  • SL2.4. Mojca Šoštarko (Slovenia) Plesno-gibalna terapija kot oblika psihosocialne pomoči starostnikom z demenco
  • SL2.5. Klara Rebernik (Slovenia) Povezani v tišini – inovativne poti v oskrbi oseb z demenco

Friday, 4 September 2015

08.30–10.00 (Linhart Hall) Parallel Session P11: Art and dementia - Click here for Abstract

Chairperson: Birgitta Martensson (Switzerland)

  • P11.1. Magdalena Schlamberger (United Kingdom) The power of theatre – creating bespoke performances for an audience with dementia
  • P11.2. Kevin Black (United Kingdom) “A Place to Sit”
  • P11.3. Anne Mondro (USA) Memory, Aging & Expressive Arts:  Fostering meaningful art experiences for persons with dementia
  • P11.4. Virginia Serrani (Italy) Innovative gallery project connecting art, community and people with dementia
  • P11.5. Tina Bilban (Slovenia) Ageing and dementia in children’s literature

08.30–10.00 (Kosovel Hall) Parallel Session P12: Care pathways - Click here for Abstract

Chairperson: Ana Lukner (Slovenia)

  • P12.1. Wilhelmina Hoffman (Sweden) Towards a restraint free dementia care – a national initiative
  • P12.2. Louise Hopper (Ireland) “If we can get through this week” – experiences of formal dementia home and community care in Ireland
  • P12.3. Touzery Simona Hvalič (Slovenia) Project Palliare: equipping the qualified dementia workforce to support advanced dementia care and family caring
  • P12.5. Fiona Kelly (United Kingdom) Informing to improve: Exploring the views of people affected by dementia to develop better care pathways

08.30–10.00 (Stih Hall) Parallel Session P13: Person-centred care - Click here for Abstract

Chairperson: Rabih Chattat (Italy)

  • P13.1. Leontine Groen-Van de Ven (Netherlands) The stages of facilitating collaborative decision-making in dementia care networks
  • P13.2. Anthony Scerri (Malta) Creating a vision for change: Process evaluation of an appreciative inquiry approach to develop person-centred dementia care strategies in hospital wards
  • P13.3. Margaret Brown (United Kingdom) Empowering care home staff to deliver dignified care to the person with advanced dementia
  • P13.4. Martin Nikolaus Dichter (Germany) Dimensions of quality of life from the perspective of people with dementia – a meta-synthesis
  • P13.5. Heather Edwards, Jacqueline Dennis (United Kingdom) Promoting continence for people living with dementia and long term conditions

08.30-10.00 (M1) Parallel Session P14: Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia - Click here for Abstract

Chairperson: Jera Grobelnik (Slovenia)

  • P14.1. Jochen René Thyrian (Germany) Burden of behavioral and psychiatric symptoms in people screened positive for dementia in primary care – results of the DelpHi-study
  • P14.2. Manuela Setzer (Germany) Importance of behavioral symptoms on caregivers needs: The impact on community services
  • P14.3. Charles Scerri (Malta) Depression, anxiety and quality of life in relatives of individuals with dementia in Malta
  • P14.4. Paolo Prolo (Switzerland) Sensory gardens in dementia care: An evidence-based translation into practice
  • P14.5. Glenda Garzetta (Italy) Community occupational therapy in dementia (COTID): preliminary reports in Italy

08.30-10.00 (E3-4) Parallel Session P15: Family carers - Click here for Abstract

Chairperson: Monika Natlacen (Austria)

  • P15.1. Sarah Hampel (Germany) Mobile dementia counselling: an instrument to support informal carers in rural areas in Germany
  • P15.2. Kathy Murphy (Ireland) Carers’ of people with dementia perceptions of resilience and the factors that strengthen resilience
  • P15.4. Nele Spruytte (Belgium) Family caregiving in young onset dementia in Flanders (Belgium): an exploration of the needs of caregivers
  • P15.5. Anders Møller Jensen (Denmark) Factors associated with satisfaction in informal caregivers of dementia patients

08.30-10.00 (E1-2) Slovenian session SL3: Inovativni pristopi - Click here for Abstract

Chairperson: David Krivec (Slovenia)

  • SL3.1. Anja Magajna (Slovenia) Pogled na epidemiološke podatke o demenci in z njo povezanimi bolezni v Sloveniji
  • SL3.2. Jana Mali (Slovenia) Raziskovanje potreb ljudi z demenco
  • SL3.3. Tonica Golobič (Slovenia) Bibliotherapy as a therapeutic approach for patients with dementia
  • SL3.4. Dalja Pečovnik (Slovenia) S skupnimi koraki k razumevanju podobe demence
  • SL3.5. Milica Gregoric kramberger (Slovenia) Memory clinic in Slovenia it's intergrations to Europen networks

10.00–10.30 Coffee break and poster exhibition PO3 and PO4

PO3. Poster Presentations – Innovative care

  • PO3.1. Sabine Jansen (Germany) RHAPSODY – Research to Assess Policies and Strategies for Dementia in the Young
  • PO3.2. Raynmond Smith (United Kingdom) Investigating the impact of volunteer mentoring on carers of people with dementia: a mixed methods study
  • PO3.3. Maud Graff (Netherlands) More meaningful activities and better self-management thanks to the tablet? A person-centred programme that supports people with mild dementia and their carers
  • PO3.4. Jette Lauritzen (Denmark) The meaningfulness of participating in support groups for informal caregivers of older adults with dementia: a qualitative systematic review
  • PO3.5. Lorraine Douglas (United Kingdom) Stress, coping and service use: a qualitative exploration of the experiences of family caregivers
  • PO3.6. Joze Skrlj (Slovenia) Digital Timelines project – using ICT to trigger memories
  • PO3.7. Slavka Viteckova (Czech Republic) Data collection and evaluation in care for dementia patients in Czech Republic
  • PO3.8. Andrea Loizeau (Switzerland) DemFACTS — Facts boxes for burdensome medical interventions in palliative care in dementia
  • PO3.9. Karen Tannebaek (Denmark) ABC Dementia – New ways of learning person-centered care for professional caregivers
  • PO3.11. Karen Watchman (United Kingdom) Intellectual disability & dementia: Jenny’s diary
  • PO3.12. Ewa Mojs (Poland) Psychodemographic profile of non-professional caregivers of dementia patients in Poland, preliminary study
  • PO3.13. Simone Willig (Germany) “I am living with and almost inside the music” – Music as a support in daily life activities for people with dementia and their caregivers illustrated by the example of Helga Rohra
  • PO3.14. Marit Mjorud (Norway) Implementing person centered care in community health care –  the Norwegian Dementia plan 2015.
  • PO3.15. Beti Pretenjak (Slovenia) Innovative care – Psychosocial interventions
  • PO3.16. Francesca Neviani (Italy) Caregiving in dementia: premilinary results on intervention on “person with dementia and caregiver dyad”
  • PO3.17. Silke Kammer (Germany) Music as aid when caring for people with dementia
  • PO3.18. Silke Kammer (Germany) Music therapy as psychosocial intervention for people with dementia
  • PO3.19. Neva Zeleznik (Slovenia) Dark shadows of dementia
  • PO3.20. Sophie Bushell (United Kingdom) Researching the wellbeing of people with dementia living in a purpose built care environment: Ways forward
  • PO3.22. Samira Lah (Slovenia) Psychosocial interventions
  • PO3.23. Debby Gerritssen (Netherlands) Using Video Feedback at Home in dementia care: outcomes, challenges and recommendations
  • PO3.24. Donna Houston (United Kingdom) Dementia and sensory challenges
  • PO3.25. Jochen René Thyrian (Germany) Unmet needs of community-dwelling people with dementia in primary care and the benefit of a formal dementia diagnosis
  • PO3.26. Paul Dunnery (United Kingdom) Benefits of one support worker through the dementia journey. Tested method in rural communities reducing stress and isolation for the person with dementia and their carer
  • PO3.27. Stefanie Auer (Austria) Small group living for persons with dementia – is there a difference to traditional care?
  • PO3.28. Stefanie Auer (Austria) Professional Care Team Burden Scale (PCTB)
  • PO3.29. Janice McAlistair (United Kingdom) Improving care for people with dementia/delirium within acute care settings
  • PO3.31. Georgios Meditskos (Greece) Multi-sensor analysis and decision making for supporting people with dementia
  • PO3.34. George McNamara (United Kingdom) Developing dementia support in acute care setting
  • PO3.38. Jasmina Lambergar (Slovenia) Brain fitness – One-to-one tailor-made excercises for people with dementia and their carers
  • PO3.39. Lynne Renals-O'Kane (United Kingdom) Innovative Care- End of Life: Leading the Change in End of Life Care
  • PO3.40. Elena Mariani (Italy) Advance care planning in residential care settings for older people in Italy: knowledge, attitudes and experience of healthcare professionals
  • PO3.41. Henriëtte Van der Roest (Netherlands) Palliative care and symptoms of discomfort in hospice patients with and without cognitive impairment
  • PO3.42. Louise Hopper (Ireland) Dementia Ambient Care: A holistic approach to the management of dementia in multiple care settings
  • PO3.43. Susan McFadden (USA) Lessons learned from a personalized music program for persons living with dementia at home and in long-term care
  • PO3.44. Ingo Kilimann (Germany) Short-term psychotherapy for family caregivers – Evaluation of the pilot study
  • PO3.45. Rahib Chattat (Italy) Adaptive implementation of the meeting center support programme in Italy
  • PO3.46. Eleni Margioti (Greece) Peer support service for carers of people with dementia
  • PO3.47. Dympma Casey (Ireland) MARIO: People with dementia’s perceptions of robot companions and their potential to reduce loneliness and isolation.
  • PO3.48. Laila Øksnebjerg (Denmark) Cognitive rehabilitation and cognitive support technology for persons with early stage Alzheimer’s disease
  • PO3.49. Maarten Milders (Nethelands) Improving access to psychosocial interventions for caregivers and people with dementia.
  • PO3.50. Nele Spruytte (Belgium) Involving family caregivers of persons with dementia in the development of an online psycho-education tool
  • PO3.51. Patrick Gray (United Kingdom) Using digital technology creatively to connect health professionals and people affected by dementia in rural areas
  • PO3.52. Mojca Sostarko (Slovenia) Dance movement therapy with people with dementia
  • PO3.53. Gemma Kam Chu Wong Law(China) Creating a friendly service model in support of persons with mild cognitive impairment in Hong Kong
  • PO3.55. Sandra Schaller (Germany) eHealthMonitor: Informal caregivers’ perspectives on a tailored eHealth support service within the community
  • PO3.54. Andrea Fabbo (Italy) Medico-legal evaluation of dementia: validation of a multidimensional assessment grid
  • PO3.56. Rikke Gregersen (Denmark) Cross-national differences in the psychological profile of caregivers of people with dementia in Europe
  • PO3.57. Anke Erdmann (Germany) Integrative Validation Therapy (IVA) in a long-term care facility for people with dementia.
  • PO3.58. Kate McLeish (United Kingdom) A self-management tool for people with dementia and their carers
  • PO3.59. Petra Plunger (Austria) Caring for People with Dementia in the Dementia-friendly Pharmacy? – Presentation of Community Projects in Pharmacies and Findings from Evaluation
  • PO3.61. Carolien Smits (Netherlands) Professional evaluation with persons with dementia and family carers: case managers’ dilemmas
  • PO3.62. Carolien Smits (Netherlands) Interaction between case managers and persons with dementia or their family care givers: theory and tools, based on international practice.
  • PO3.63. Marijke Span (Netherlands) Experiences in dementia care networks in using an interactive web tool for making shared decisions
  • PO3.64. Amanda Johnson (United Kingdom) Focus on dementia in acute care – changing minds, improving lives in Scotland
  • PO3.65. Rosana Luci Gjura (Slovenia) Innovative Approaches to Care - Care focused on the individual
  • PO3.67. Annette Keuning-Plantinga (Netherlands) Small scale living for people with dementia “Cornelia Hoeve”
  • PO3.68. Betty Theodora Sandvik Doble (Norway) Education within dementia care
  • PO3.69. Maja Praper (Slovenia) Innovative care - Person centered care
  • PO3.71. Ian Weatherhead (United Kingdom) Supporting carers of people with dementia in the UKwith peripatetic specialist admiral nurse clinics
  • PO3.72. Laura Maio (United Kingdom) Using the Logic Framework to model complex nursing interventions with families living with dementia: Admiral Nursing in the Community
  • PO3.74. Zena Aldridge (United Kingdom) Norfolk admiral nurse pilot: an evaluation report
  • PO3.75. Deborah Hutchinson (United Kingdom) New model of dementia end of life practice-how partnership working can empower people to live well and die well with advanced dementia
  • PO3.76. José Julio Rodriguez Arellano (Spain) Culinotherapy in Alzheimer’s disease: new strategies and insights for associate non-pharmacological therapies
  • PO3.78. Jasmina Lambergar (Slovenia) BRAIN FITNES – vaje “ena na ena” po meri posameznika
  • PO3.81. Tatjana Cvetko (Slovenia) Living with dementia - every day

PO4. Poster Presentations – Medical aspects

  • P04.1. James Steven Kellner (Switzerland) Treating Alzheimer's disease with Neprilysin secreted by adipose derived mesenchymal stem cells?
  • P04.3. Daniele Zaccaria (Italy) Population-based longitudinal study on dementia and cognitive functions in the 70 – 74 year olds in a small city in the northern Italy
  • P04.4. Radojka Kobentar (Slovenia) Assessing independence of residents suffering from dementia in meeting basic living needs in Ljubljana nursing homes
  • PO4.5. Roza Krsteska (Macedonia) Some differences in areas of cognitive function in Mini mental state examination in the Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia
  • PO4.6. Petra Bevilacqua (Italy) Cognitive training with games: the “giovani nel tempo” project
  • PO4.7. Marina Cabral Pinto (Portugal) Neuropsychological assessment and trace metal content in urine, hair and fingernails samples from inhabitants of a chemical industrial region (NW Portugal)
  • PO4.8. Marina Cabral Pinto (Portugal) Occupational and environmental exposure to Mn in manganese mining areas (South Portugal) and the occurrence of dementia
  • PO4.10. Vanja Vid Vodusek (Slovenia) Personal image and self in dementia: The perspective of the caregiver spouse
  • PO4.11. Vita Stukovnik (Slovenia) Cognitive and behavioural changes in patients with ALS – implications for treatment and disease management
  • PO4.12. Grazia Dell'Agnello (Italy) Sequence of cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) patients – Results from an Observational Study
  • PO4.13. Caterina Francone (Italy) Use of Fortasyn Connect in asymptomatic dementia
  • PO4.14. Sean Knox (Switzerland) Factors underlying adherence to transdermal therapy in Alzheimer’s dementia
  • PO4.15. Dorota Szcesniak (Poland) Whole-body cryostimulation as possible prevention of cognitive deterioration
  • PO4.16. Clement Pimouguet (France) Effect of early care recourse to specialist in dementia on institutionalization and functional decline: findings from a population-based study
  • PO4.17. Jesper Neergaard (Denmark) Risk factors for development of dementia: the Prospective Epidemiologic Risk Factor (PERF I) study
  • PO4.18. Clement Pimouguet (France) Avoidable hospitalizations in incipient dementia
  • PO4.21. Samira Lah (Slovenia) Zdravljenje demence
  • PO4.22. Jana Mali (Slovenia) Tehnološka podpora pri oskrbi ljudi z demenco v skupnosti

10.30-12.00 (Linhart Hall) Parallel Session P16: Living in the community - Click here for Abstract

Chairperson: Irene Oldfather (United Kingdom)

  • P16.1. Phily Hare (United Kingdom) Dementia friendly communities across Europe – findings from a mapping survey
  • P16.2. George McNamara (United Kingdom) Creating a dementia friendly workplace – a practical guide for employers
  • P16.3. Lucy Holmes (United Kingdom) The impact of living with missing incidents: How the experience and fear of missing incidents affects people with dementia and those who care for them
  • P16.4. Nancy McAdam (United Kingdom) Living in the community: travelling with dementia
  • P16.5. Michelle Heward (United Kingdom) Fire risks and safety strategies in the homes of people affected by dementia

10.30-12.00 (Kosovel Hall) Parallel Session P17: Minority groups - Click here for Abstract

Chairperson: Bozidar Voljc (Slovenia)

  • P17.1. Zoe Campbell (United Kingdom) Alzheimer’s society’s information programme for south Asian families
  • P17.3. Katy Riddick (United Kingdom) Women and dementia: a marginalised majority
  • P17.4. Rachid Oulahal (France) Cognitive assessment in cross-cultural situations –Specific case of elderly from minority groups in France
  • P17.5. Jennifer Hall (United Kingdom) Spotlight series: integrating innovation

10.30-12.00 (Stih Hall) Parallel Session P18: End-of-life care - Click here for Abstract

Chairperson: Dianne Gove (Luxembourg)

  • P18.1. Jenny Van Der Steen (Netherlands) What policy and practice change do we need regarding palliative care in dementia?
  • P18.2. Valeria Grofman (Israel) Home hospice care for end stage dementia – a pilot project
  • P18.3. Margaret Brown (United Kingdom) Enhanced sensory day care: evaluation of a new model of day care for people living at home with advanced dementia
  • P18.4. Chris Gastmans (Belgium) Euthanasia in persons with severe dementia
  • P18.5. Tushna Vandrevala (United Kingdom) “Is work stress in providing end of life care in a care home a cause for concern?”: A Qualitative Study

10.30-12.00 (M1) Parallel Session P19: Technology and dementia - Click here for Abstract

Chairperson: Milica Kramberger (Slovenia)

  • P19.1. Georgios Meditskos (Greece) Remote monitoring of people with dementia: the Dem@Care Experience
  • P19.2. Louise Nygård (Sweden) How is learning and maintaining know-how related to technology experienced by people with dementia?
  • P19.3. Annicka Hedman (Sweden) How older adults with mild cognitive impairment relate to technology as part of and potential support in everyday life
  • P19.4. Charlotta Ryd (Sweden) Can everyday technology use predict need of support to live in the community among older adults with cognitive impairments?

10.30-12.00 (E3-4) Parallel Session P20: Dementia policies and strategies II - Click here for Abstract

Chairperson: Tina Leonard (Ireland)

  • P20.1. Marie-Odile Desana (France) Public policies and research about dementia: interdisciplinary reflections for improving care
  • P20.2. Sabine Jansen (Germany) The national alliance for people with dementia
  • P20.3. Ninoslav Mimica (Croatia) Croatian Alzheimer Alliance – powerful instrument in obtaining consensus on Strategy to fight Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
  • P20.4. Štefanija Lukič Zlobec (Slovenia) With public campaign to National Plan
  • P20.5. Pedro Machado Dos Santos (Portugal) National opinion survey on dementia: knowledge, attitudes and belief

10.30-12.00 (E1-2) Parallel Session P21: Mediterranean Alzheimer’s Alliance: research opportunities in the Mediterranean regions- Click here for Abstract

Chairperson: Jacques Touchon (France), Federico Palermiti (Monaco), Štefanija Lukič Zlobec (Slovenie)

  • P21.1. Jacques Touchon (France) Prevention and non-pharmacological interventions in the Mediterranean 
  • P21.2. Riadh Gouider (Tunisia) Burden of Alzheimer's disease for caregivers in a large Tunisian hospital cohort 
  • P21.3. Nabil Naja (Lebanon) Overview of research on Alzheimer’s disease in Lebanon

This session is organised by the Mediterranean Alzheimer's Alliance

12.00–13.00 Lunch

13.00–14.00 (Kosovel Hall) Special Symposium SS3: INTERDEM

Chairperson: Kevin Charras (France)

  • SS3.3. Dinja Van Der Veen (Netherlands) Social participation and dementia: a descriptive qualitative study from the perspective of persons with cognitive problems and their caregivers.
  • SS3.4. Leontine Groen-van de Ven (Netherlands) decisions in the lives of people with dementia: differences between those living alone with their informal caregivers
  • SS3.5. Louise Nygard (Sweden) How accessible are grocery for people with dementia? a qualitative study
  • SS3.6. Nele Spruytte (Belgium) Narrative care: discussing the impact and benefits of an individual life review intervention for older persons with and without dementia

This symposium is organised by INTERDEM

14.00–15.30 (Linhart Hall) Plenary Session PL3: Dementia-friendly society

Chairperson: Zvezdan Pirtosek (Slovenia)

  • PL3.1. Bob Woods (United Kingdom) Arts programmes for people with dementia: what are their effects?
  • PL3.2. Agnes Houston (United Kingdom) People with dementia as partners: the example of the Scottish Dementia Working Group
  • PL3.3. Jeremy Hughes (United Kingdom) The dementia friends campaign in the UK: a vital element for the development of a dementia-friendly society
  • PL3.4. Nena Kopčavar Guček (Slovenia) Age and dementia as a risk factor for domestic violence: what can we do?

15.30–16.00 Coffee break and poster exhibition PO3 and PO4

16.00–17.30 (Linhart Hall) Plenary Session PL4: Innovation and care

Chairperson: Heike von Lützau-Hohlbein (Germany)

  • PL4.1. Mary McCarron (Ireland) Meeting the needs of people with intellectual disability and dementia
  • PL4.2. Paivi Topo (Finland) Assistive technologies supporting people with dementia at home
  • PL4.3. Bojan Zalar, Katarina Barbara Strukelj (Slovenia) Managing and preventing behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementia
  • PL4.4. Frans Hoogeveen (Netherlands) The last taboo: Dementia, sexuality and intimacy

17.30–17.45: (Linhart Hall) Closing Ceremony

  • Presentation and invitation to 26th Alzheimer Europe Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark

Closing comments and farewell by:

  • Štefanija Lukič Zlobec, Chairperson, Spomincica Slovenia
  • Heike von Lützau-Hohlbein, Chairperson, Alzheimer Europe



Last Updated: Wednesday 21 October 2015


  • Acknowledgements

    The 25th AE Conference in Ljubljana received funding under an operating grant from the European Union’s Health Programme (2014-2020). Alzheimer Europe and Spominčica gratefully acknowledge the support of all conference sponsors.
  • European Union
  • Roche
  • SCA Global Hygiene