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Detailed programme and abstracts

2016 Copenhagen

Monday, 31 October

18.00-18.30 (Grand Ball complex): Opening ceremony under the patronage of H.R.H. Princess Benedikte

Official opening by

  • H.R.H. Princess Benedikte of Denmark

Welcome and introductory comments by

  • Sophie Løhde Jacobsen, Minister for Health, Denmark
  • Heike von Lützau-Hohlbein, Chairperson, Alzheimer Europe
  • Birgitte Vølund, Chairperson, Alzheimerforeningen
  • Merete Lind Larse, Person with dementia, Denmark

18.30-19.00 (Grand Ball complex): Keynote lecture

  • K1. Gunhild Waldemar (Denmark): Improving the quality of health care for people with dementia

Tuesday, 1 November

8.30-10.00 (Grand Ball complex): Plenary session PL1: A rights-based approach to dementia - for more details click here

Chairperson: Jim Pearson (United Kingdom)

  • PL1.1. Tina Leonard (Ireland): Putting people with dementia first: promoting a rights-based approach in national dementia strategies
  • PL1.2. Christine Swane (Denmark): Balancing perspectives of persons with dementia and caregivers
  • PL1.3. Adrian Ward (Council of Europe): Legal capacity and proxy-decision making: an overview of Council of Europe activities
  • PL1.4. Richard Milne (United Kingdom): Ethical challenges in contemporary Alzheimer’s disease clinical trials and research

10.00-10.30 Coffee break and poster presentation PO1 & PO2 - for more details click here PO1

  • PO1.1. Claire Bamford (United Kingdom): Patient experiences of living with Lewy body dementia: the challenge of remaining involved
  • PO1.2. Leontine Groen - van de Ven (Netherlands): The challenges of shared decision-making in care networks of people with dementia
  • PO1.3. Agneta Kullberg (Sweden): What means the view from the window and the access to the outdoor environment in everyday life for people living with dementia?
  • PO1.5. Linda Harman (United Kingdom): Using the sense of smell to strengthen engagement
  • PO1.7. Ben Hicks (United Kingdom): How does Cage Cricket enhance the perceived life experience of people with dementia and their care partners?
  • PO1.8. Imogen Ovenden (United Kingdom): Bowling for Dementia: A qualitative investigation of a Boccia group for people living with dementia
  • PO1.9. Aase Marie Ottesen (Denmark): Persons with dementia “are given a voice” when music and singing are included as part of their everyday life
  • PO1.11. Giuliana De Rosa (Italy): A stage for Alzheimer
  • PO1.12. Philippa Tree (United Kingdom): Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends: Changing the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about dementia
  • PO1.14. Simone Willig (Germany): Communication with mutual respect: - A report covering a collective destigmatisation campaign by Trotzdemenz e.V.
  • PO1.15. Maja Louise Sørensen (Denmark): Getting to know dementia – how to change to perception of dementia in Denmark.
  • PO1.17. Carolien Smits (Netherlands): Too good to forget: positive experiences in dementia
  • PO1.18. Katherine Algar (United Kingdom): “I thought you’d be wasting your time, if I’m honest”: A qualitative exploration of the impact of a visual art programme for care home residents with dementia
  • PO1.19. Amy Little (United Kingdom): Harnessing the power of civil society to act on dementia
  • PO1.20. Matthew Adams (United Kingdom): How do you explain dementia to a six-year-old? The Ally Bally Bee Project’s personalised children’s book about dementia.
  • PO1.21. Marianna Tsatali (Greece): “Theatre of the Oppressed” an interactive technique in the context of dementia care
  • PO1.22. Emmanuel Tsekleves (United Kingdom): Participatory design fictions: co-designing and debating dementia-friendly futures
  • PO1.23. Emmanuel Tsekleves (United Kingdom): Ageing playfully: Designing playful workshops for social interaction and happiness of people with dementia
  • PO1.24. George McNamara (United Kingdom): Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friendly Arts: focus on the benefits to people with dementia through dementia friendly arts and well-being
  • PO1.25. Jonathan Macleod (Scotland, United Kingdom): It's good to see natural ground
  • PO1.26. Michael Hagedorn (Germany): KONFETTI-Cafés – a step forward in creating community-based meeting spaces for people with and without dementia
  • PO1.27. Catrin Hedd Jones (United Kingdom): Adapting and implementing an observation tool to evaluate if taking part in an art programme is beneficial to people living with dementia
  • PO1.29. Hanne Mette Ridder (Denmark): Music as a health promoting agent in dementia care. Results from a Norwegian/Danish context
  • PO1.30. Jane Burns (Scotland, United Kingdom): Creating together – engaging in the arts therapies
  • PO1.31. Alison Ward (United Kingdom): TimeSlips™ storytelling within an acute dementia ward, the value of being creative
  • PO1.31Bis. Alison Ward (United Kingdom): Understanding people with dementia’s experiences through involvement with photography and storytelling
  • PO1.32. Zoe Campbell (United Kingdom): Tackling isolation and loneliness through social action
  • PO1.33. Charles Scerri (Malta): Knowledge of dementia among the general public: A population-based survey
  • PO1.34. Danny Walsh (United Kingdom): ‘Golf Days Out’ - A dementia friendly initiative
  • PO1.35. Louise Nygård and Eva Lindqvist (Sweden): How contextual aspects influence the performance of challenging activities in everyday life for persons with mild cognitive deficits
  • PO1.36. Jayasudha Vavilla (Canada): The importance of finding joy and humour in caregiving for family caregivers caring for a person with dementia
  • PO1.37. Elzana Odzakovic (Sweden): The attachment to the neighbourhood in Swedish context – experiences from people with dementia
  • PO1.38. Martin Dichter (Germany): Talking time: telephone support groups for informal caregivers of people with dementia– Study Protocol of a randomized controlled trial
  • PO1.39. Kevin De Sabbata (United Kingdom): Relational conceptions of dignity and the dementia-friendly communities programme
  • PO1.40. Petra Bevilacqua (Italy): Cogs club: first Italian experience
  • PO1.41. Petra Roesler (Austria): A shared experience network for Vienna
  • PO1.42. Ingrid Rise Fry (Norway): A dementia friendly society
  • PO1.43. Karin Boye Nielsen (Denmark): Dementia-friendly Aalborg
  • PO1.44. Wienke Jacobsen (Germany): Do we need a global symbol for dementia friendly communities?
  • PO1.45. Susanne Overgaard (Denmark): Cueing autobiographical memory retrieval in people with dementia: Do museum-based reminiscence sessions promote wellbeing in people with dementia?
  • PO1.46. Camilla Westerback (Denmark): New trail – an activity service involving younger people with dementia in early state
  • PO1.47. Isabelle Tournier (Luxembourg): The MinD European project: The development of a mindful design to improve self-empowerment and social engagement in people with dementia
  • PO1.48. Darina Grniaková (Slovakia): “Together against dementia”: experiences with destigmatisation campaign
  • PO1.49. Sibylle Kohlmayr (Austria): POSitive About DEMentia – How to support a positive approach to people with dementia in the educational context
  • PO1.50. Nan Greenwood (United Kingdom): General practice based psychosocial interventions for supporting carers of people with dementia: a systematic review
  • PO1.51. Nan Greenwood (United Kingdom): Barriers and facilitators for male carers in accessing the help and support they need: a literature review
  • PO1.52. Jacki Stansfeld (United Kingdom): Systematic review of positive psychology outcome measures for family carers of people with dementia
  • PO1.53. Raymond Smith (United Kingdom): Exploring the experiences of volunteer peer supporters and befrienders for carers of people with dementia
  • PO1.54. Marie Kirk (Denmark): A shortcut to the past: Object-cued autobiographical memory recall in Alzheimer’s disease
  • PO1.55. Katarina Levicka (Slovakia): Use of Montessori-based activities in residential care for persons with dementia
  • PO1.56. Adam Smith (United Kingdom): Adapting practice to recruit from ‘Join Dementia Research’
  • PO1.57. Nadine Foo (Singapore): Perceptions of first-degree relatives of Alzheimer's disease and source of information in an Asian population
  • PO1.58. Katarzyna Urbańska (Poland): Perceived stigma of persons with dementia after six months’ psychosocial intervention in the Meeting Centres Support Programme
  • PO1.59. Katarzyna Urbańska (Poland): Polish adaptation of theStigma Impact Scalefor people with dementia – pilot study report
  • PO1.60. Susanne Katharina Christ (Germany): Forms and functions of the representation of dementia in contemporary anglophone literature
  • PO1.61. Tatjana Cvetko (Slovenia): With Blue Bracelet towards dementia friendly community
  • PO1.62. Deirdre Fetherstonhaugh (Australia): How do proxies of people with dementia make decisions on their behalf – substituted judgement or best interests?
  • PO1.63. Kim Michael Alberg Sørensen (Denmark): Cognitive improvement in people with dementia
  • PO1.65. Lise Nevstrup Andersen (Denmark): How to create a home with help from people with dementia?
  • PO1.67. Joël Jaouen (France): France Alzheimer listens to people with dementia
  • PO1.70. Tracey Rehling (United Kingdom): How people with dementia and their carers access research findings and make practical use of them in their everyday lives
  • PO2.1. Michelle Miller (Scotland, United Kingdom): Quality principles: post diagnostic support
  • PO2.2. Jane Robertson (United Kingdom): Living well with dementia: informal and formal strategies among people with dementia and carers in the context of a regional dementia strategy in Cumbria, England
  • PO2.3. Siri Hov Eggen (Norway): Norwegian bipartisan parliamentary group
  • PO2.4. Siri Hov Eggen (Norway): The Norwegian Health Association's dementia research program
  • PO2.5. Wienke Jacobsen (Germany): Dementia Strategy Schleswig-Holstein
  • PO2.6. Olga Orrit (Sweden): Better language better care language support to national guidelines for dementia care
  • PO2.7. Emer Begley (Ireland): Advance care planning and advance healthcare directives with a person with dementia
  • PO2.8. Trine Nordby Skjellestad (Norway): Who will see me? – Children who have a parent with dementia
  • PO2.9. Lesley Palmer (Scotland, United Kingdom): Why we need better built environment design when considering neurological impairments: designing for the mind
  • PO2.10. Gudrun Strandberg (Sweden): Camps support youths living with a parent affected by dementia
  • PO2.11. Rune Nielsen (Denmark): Development and validation of a European cross-cultural neuropsychological test battery
  • PO2.13. Marit Fossberg (Norway): Facing the challenges together – evaluation of weekend courses for persons with early onset dementia and their spouses
  • PO2.14. Lea Stevnsborg (Denmark): Inequalities in access to treatment and care for patients with dementia and immigrant background
  • PO2.15. Alessandra Di Pucchio (Italy): Supporting the implementation of the Italian National Dementia Plan: the Dementia Observatory and the survey of services for people with dementia
  • PO2.16. Allan Øvereng (Norway): Weekend courses for young adults who have a parent with dementia 
  • PO2.17. Marjut Karlsson (Finland): How are people with memory diseases excluded from workplace equality in Finland?
  • P02.18. Emer Begley (Ireland): Supporting people with dementia to die at home in Ireland

10.30-12.00 (Grand Ball complex): Round table discussion PL2: Making dementia a European priority - for more details click here

Moderator: Nis Nissen (Denmark)

  • Herta Adam (European Commission)
  • Tarun Dua (World Health Organisation)
  • Mogens Hørder (Joint Programme Neurodegenerative Diseases Research)
  • Anne Calteux (Luxembourg Ministry of Health)
  • Sirpa Pietikäinen (European Parliament)
  • Hilary Doxford (World Dementia Council)

12.00-14.00 Lunch break and poster presentations PO1 & PO2 - for more details click here PO2

12.45-13.45 (Grand Ball) Special Symposium SS1: Living well with dementia - for more details click here

Chairperson: Alv Ohreim (Norway)

  • SS1.1. Helga Rohra (Germany): Change in dementia: the mother-son relationship
  • SS1.2. Agnes Houston (Scotland, UK): How people with dementia can contribute to/participate in research.
  • SS1.3. Helen Rochford-Brennan (Ireland): How the CRPD can enhance my life living with dementia

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

12.45-13.45 (Amalienborg) Special Symposium SS2: Changing how we communicate about Alzheimer’s disease - for more details click here

Moderator: Sean Knox (Switzerland)

  • SS2.1. Craig Ritchie (United Kingdom): The scientific rationale for the changing research definition of Alzheimer’s disease
  • SS2.2. Richard Milne (United Kingdom): Ethical considerations when communicating about Alzheimer’s disease
  • SS2.3. Jean Georges (Luxembourg): The value of knowing: Public perceptions on timely diagnosis and disclosure of risk

This special symposium is organised by EPAD, the European Prevention of Alzheimer’s dementia

14.00-15.30 (Grand Ball) Parallel Session P1: Involving people with dementia - for more details click here

Chairperson: Hilary Doxford (United Kingdom)

  • P1.1. Anna Grinbergs-Saull (United Kingdom): Developing partnerships between people affected by dementia and researchers in the UK
  • P1.2. Christopher Russell (United Kingdom): “Experts by experience tutors” – people with dementia contributing as tutors on a University course in the UK. 
  • P1.3. Mette Iversen and Hanne Lindberg Nejsum (Denmark): Everyday meal preparation for people with dementia
  • P1.4. Mags Crean (Ireland): A charter of rights for people living with dementia
  • P1.5. Ana Diaz (Luxembourg): Position paper on consultations involving people with dementia in the context of research
  • P1.6. Emer Begley (Ireland): Involving people with dementia in care-planning; evidence from Ireland

14.00-15.30 (Christiansborg) Parallel Session P2: Dementia strategies - for more details click here

Chairperson:Vanessa Challinor (Luxembourg)

  • P2.1. Michal Laron (Israel): The Israeli national strategic plan addressing Alzheimer's and other types of dementia – achievements and challenges
  • P2.2. Joanna Joyce (Ireland): Using political advocacy to make dementia a national priority
  • P2.3. Elaine Hunter (United Kingdom): Living well with dementia, the contribution of allied health professions
  • P2.4. Nevin Altintop (Austria): How does Austria take care for migrants with dementia?
  • P2.5. Gillian Coupland (United Kingdom): An investigation into the impact of Scotland’s dementia strategy on the practice of older adult community mental health nurses in a rural area in Scotland
  • P2.6. Wendy Chambers (United Kingdom): The home based memory rehabilitation programme; towards a national roll out and developing evidence base for occupational therapy in Scotland

14.00-15.30 (Amalienborg) Parallel Session P3: Hospital care - for more details click here

Chairperson: Rikke Gregersen (Denmark)

  • P3.1. Robin Digby (Australia): The worthy patient in rehabilitation hospitals
  • P3.2. Natalie Cole (Ireland): DemPath-the creation of an integrated care pathway (ICP) for people with dementia in a university teaching hospital in Dublin, Ireland
  • P3.3. Paul Brownbill (United Kingdom): Caring for people with dementia in community hospitals: An ethnomethodological study of everyday decision-making 
  • P3.4. Nicole Gadient (Switzerland): Dementia in acute care hospitals in Switzerland
  • P3.5. Helen Skinner (United Kingdom): Partners in care – involving and supporting carers in the hospital setting
  • P3.6. Dympna Casey (Ireland): Using qualitative evidence synthesis to explore caring for people with dementia in acute setting

14.00-15.30 (Fredensborg) Parallel Session P4: Timely diagnosis - for more details click here

Chairperson: Franka Meiland (Netherlands)

  • P4.1. Emma Copland and Amy Colwill (United Kingdom): Patients’ and carers’ experiences of UK memory services
  • P4.2. Mangal Kardile (India): Excellence in diagnosis in culturally diverse settings: the development of Universal Memory and Cognitive Exam (UMACE)
  • P4.3. Jemima Dooley (United Kingdom): “Do you want to know?”: delivering a diagnosis of dementia
  • P4.4. Janina Barth (Germany): Timely diagnosis and post-diagnostic support – the Bavarian Dementia Survey (BayDem)
  • P4.5. Johanne Købstrup Zakarias (Denmark): Geographical variation in diagnoses of dementia: a nationwide study
  • P4.6. Sujoy Mukherjee (United Kingdom): A review of referrals of younger patients in memory clinic: Time for a rethink?

14.00-15.30 (Kronsborg) Parallel Session P5: Assistive technologies - for more details click here

Chairperson: Laila Oksnebjerg (Denmark)

  • P5.1. Scottish Dementia Working Group (United Kingdom): Keeping connected: using modern technology to enhance involvement of the Scottish Dementia Working Group
  • P5.2. Laura O’Philbin (United Kingdom): A digital life storybook application for people with dementia and their caregivers
  • P5.3. Eloisa Stella (Italy): Friends with benefits: Living a good (digital) life with dementia
  • P5.4. Wienke Jacobsen (Germany): Living at home – an online show-flat (not only) for people living with dementia
  • P5.5. Rob Groot-Zwaaftink (Netherlands): New online platform ‘’ for support of carers. Co-created with carers
  • P5.6. Louise Nygård (Sweden): Changing everyday activities and technology use in mild cognitive impairment

14.00-15.30 (Rosenborg) Parallel Session P6: Quality of life - for more details click here

Chairperson: Iva Holmerová (Czech Republic)

  • P6.1. Sabine Gossing-Henry (Belgium): Quality of life and security: two priorities in our dementia-friendly plan
  • P6.2. Karin Wolf-Ostermann (Germany): Improving social participation and quality of life – dementia care networks in Germany
  • P6.3. Deborah Oliveira (United Kingdom): Identifying meaningful aspects of quality of life for older family carers of people with dementia in focus groups
  • P6.4. Ane Eckerman (Denmark): Remembrance Dance: A concept for creating quality of life for people with dementia living at nursing homes
  • P6.5. Laura Hughes (United Kingdom): Routine measurement of quality of life in care homes
  • P6.6. Daniela Deufert (Austria): LQDem-Tyrol - Quality of life of people with dementia in nursing homes in Austria

14.00-15.30 (Schackenborg/Marselisborg): Nordic Session N1: How to live in a dementia-friendly community? (invitation only)

13.30-15.30 (Børsen): INTERDEM Academy masterclass IA1: Involving people with dementia as advisors to your research (invitation only) - for more details click here

Chairperson: Marjolein de Vugt and Inge Klinkenberg (Netherlands)

  • IA1.1. Inge Klinkenberg (Netherlands):
  • IA1.2. Marco Blom (Netherlands):
  • IA1.3. TBC
  • IA1.4. Diana Schack Thoft (Denmark):

This invitation only masterclass is organised by INTERDEM

15.30-16.00: Coffee break and poster presentations PO1 & PO2

16.00-17.30 (Grand Ball) Parallel Session P7: Perceptions and image of dementia - for more details click here

Chairperson: Kin Oscar Carlsen (Denmark)

  • P7.1. Jurn Verschraegen (Belgium): New energy for young dementia: the Nepal experience
  • P7.2. Penny Xanthopoulou (United Kingdom): Persons with dementia understanding of the dementia diagnosis
  • P7.3. Anette Hansen (Norway): Taboo and stigma – Perceptions and images of dementia
  • P7.4. Tina Leonard (Ireland): AlzTalks – putting people with dementia centre stage
  • P7.5. Anthony Scerri (Malta): Knowledge and fear of dementia following a training program for older persons
  • P7.6. Maaria Atcha (United Kingdom): “Oh, if our community find out…We’ll be treated differently”: understanding South Asian cultural perceptions of dementia

16.00-17.30 (Christiansborg): Parallel Session P8: Legal issues - for more details click here

Chairperson: Ana Diaz (Luxembourg)

  • P8.1. Emer Begley (Ireland): Ireland’s Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015; An opportunity to support the rights of people living with dementia
  • P8.2. Kevin De Sabbata (United Kingdom): Dementia and treatment decisions: implementing supported decision-making
  • P8.3. Jill Carson (United Kingdom): My power of attorney public awareness campaign: protecting your rights in Scotland
  • P8.4. Maria Do Rosário Zincke dos Reis (Portugal): Fundamental rights of people with dementia in Portugal: some measures to the protection from violence and abuse
  • P8.5. Peter Mittler (United Kingdom): Using the United Nations convention on the rights of persons with disabilities to improve the well-being and quality of life of people living with dementia
  • P8.6. Wilhelmina Hoffman (Sweden): Vision Zero – for a dementia care without restraint. Successful implementation with Ambassadors

16.00-17.30 (Amalienborg) Parallel Session P9: Hospital care II - for more details click here

Chairperson: Aase Marie Ottesen (Denmark)

  • P9.1. Pauline Cameron (United Kingdom): An innovative approach to culture change in hospital acute and critical care wards:  the best practice in dementia care learning programme
  • P9.2. Jensen Anders Møller (Denmark): Overlooked possibilities for the use of person-center care during hospital admission of patients with Alzheimer’s disease
  • P9.3. Michelle Heward (United Kingdom): Promoting excellence in hospital care for people with dementia: a UK case study 
  • P9.4. Matthew Gibb (Ireland): Changing Rooms: the redesign of emergency department bed bays for people with dementia
  • P9.5. Kathryn Smith (United Kingdom): Delivering person-centred dementia care in hospitals
  • P9.6. Francesca Neviani (Italy): Becoming a dementia friendly hospital: An Italian preliminary experience

16.00-17.30 (Fredensborg) Parallel Session P10: Risk factors and prevention - for more details click here

Chairperson: Monika Natlacen (Austria)

  • P10.1. Michaela Defrancesco (Austria): Depression negatively influences cognitive decline in early Alzheimer´s disease
  • P10.2. Richard Milne (United Kingdom): Communicating Alzheimer’s disease risk in midlife: findings and recommendations from a European comparative focus group study
  • P10.3. Gerd Flodgren (Norway): Primary and secondary prevention interventions for cognitive decline and dementia- an overview of reviews
  • P10.4. Maria Pertl (Ireland): Greater levels of psychological distress, sleep disturbance and social isolation may place dementia caregivers at a greater risk of executive dysfunction
  • P10.5. Anna Tamminen (Finland): Discussing memory disease-prevention is becoming increasingly essential for Finnish Alzheimer associations

16.00-17.30 (Kronsborg) Parallel Session P11: Post-diagnostic support - for more details click here

Chairperson: Ida Marie Lind (Denmark)

  • P11.1. Dympna Casey (Ireland): Designing an acceptable and useful companion robot for people with dementia and carers in Ireland: the MARIO project
  • P11.2. Martina Schmidhuber (Germany): What do people with dementia and their informal caregivers know about advance directives?
  • P11.3. Cate Bailey (United Kingdom): “The little dance” – delicate deliveries of dementia diagnoses: findings from the shared study focus groups with doctors
  • P11.4. René Thyrian (Germany): Efficacy results of a cluster-randomised controlled trial of dementia care management in Germany (DelpHi)
  • P11.5. Zoe Campbell (United Kingdom): Live well with dementia: self-management for people living with early stage dementia 
  • P11.6. Emmelyne Vasse (Netherlands): The quality of integrated dementia care in community-dwelling persons with dementia in two Dutch regions

16.00-17.30 (Rosenborg) Parallel Session P12: Informal carers - for more details click here

Chairperson: Sabine Jansen (Germany)

  • P12.1. Deirdre Fetherstonhaugh (Australia): Remaining involved in decisions! How do family carers facilitate this for people with dementia?
  • P12.2. Sandrine Pihet (Switzerland): Looking from another angle: Reframing helps reduce burden and empower caregivers of persons living at home with dementia
  • P12.3. Myra Lamont (United Kingdom): Catalysts for change: the carers’ voice
  • P12.4. Franziska Nickel (Germany): The impact of informal dementia caregiving on employment – the Bavarian Dementia Survey (BayDem)
  • P12.5. Pauline Meskell (Ireland): Approaches to truth telling in the care of persons with dementia: A Delphi study
  • P12.6. Rosalia van Knippenberg (Netherlands): Caregivers’ sense of competence and experienced positive affect in daily life: an experience sampling study

16.00-17.30 (Schackenborg/ Marselisborg) Nordic Session N2: How to live in dementia-friendly communities (invitation only)

16.00-17.30 (Børsen) INTERDEM Academy masterclass IA2: Involving people with dementia as advisors to your research (invitation only)

Chairperson: Marjolein de Vugt and Inge Klinkenberg (Netherlands)

  • IA2.1. Dianne Gove (Luxembourg) and Helga Rohra (Germany):
  • IA2.2. Q&A session

This invitation only masterclass is organised by INTERDEM

Wednesday, 2 November

8.30-10.00 (Grand Ball) Parallel Session P13: Art and dementia - for more details click here

Chairperson: Maja Louise Sorensen (Denmark)

  • P13.1. Katherine Algar (United Kingdom): cARTrefu: creating artists in residents
  • P13.2. Justine Schneider (United Kingdom): Arts interventions in care homes: social return on investment (sroi) analysis
  • P13.3. Paolo Prolo (Switzerland): A Sensory garden in dementia care: From design to practice
  • P13.4. Teri Howson (United Kingdom): Dementia and imagination: Qualitative research findings from a visual art and dementia study
  • P13.5. Orii McDermott (United Kingdom): The development and preliminary evaluation of CHORD (CHOrus Research in Dementia) Manual
  • P13.6. Silvia Ragni (Italy): A violin in hand: an unusual music therapy project for people with dementia

8.30-10.00 (Christiansborg) Parallel Session P14: Care costs and financing - for more details click here

Chairperson: Birgitta Martensson (Switzerland)

  • P14.1. Kristy McKay (Canada): Making ends meet, a financial assistance program lessens the financial impact on family caregivers of people with dementia and other illnesses
  • P14.2. Paraskevi Zafeiridi (United Kingdom): CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD: A European platform to support people living with dementia and their caregivers
  • P14.3. Eamon O’Shea (Ireland): Resource allocation on the boundary of care for people with dementia in Ireland
  • P14.4. Catherine Reed (United Kingdom): How useful are EQ-5D and ZBI in assessing the impact of caring for Alzheimer’s disease patients?
  • P14.5. Carys Jones (United Kingdom): Dementia and imagination: valuing the economic benefits of a visual arts intervention
  • P14.6. George McNamara (United Kingdom): Impactful and cost-effective post-diagnosis support

8.30-10.00 (Amalienborg) Parallel Session P15: Residential care - for more details click here

Chairperson: Knud damgaard Andersen (Denmark)

  • P15.1. Dianne Gove (Luxembourg): Addressing ethical dilemmas faced by professional carers of people with dementia in care homes and hospital settings
  • P15.2. Lena Rosenberg (Sweden): Shared spaces in residential care facilities supporting thriving, participation and a sense of home
  • P15.3. Ike Kamphof (Netherlands): Make-Believe matters. The moral role of material innovations in dementia care
  • P15.4. Bridget Russell (United Kingdom): Managing Faecal Incontinence in people with advanced dementia resident in Care Homes, a realist synthesis of the evidence (FINCH study)
  • P15.5. Sophie Bushell (United Kingdom): Improving wellbeing for people with dementia living in a purpose built care environment by introducing self-chosen activities 
  • P15.6. Jean-Bernard Mabire (France): Social interactions between people with dementia living in nursing home

8.30-10.00 (Fredensborg) Parallel Session P16: Behavioural and psychosocial aspects of dementia - for more details click here

Chairperson: Roger Bullock (United Kingdom)

  • P16.1. Kevin Charras (France): Evaluation of psychosocial interventions for dementia: what to learn from the Cochrane Library?
  • P16.2. Rabih Chattat (Italy): A pan-European study on outcome measures for psychosocial intervention research in dementia
  • P16.3. Tom Patterson (United Kingdom): Preliminary validation of a measure of guilt in people with dementia
  • P16.4. Karlijn Joling (Netherlands): The prevalence and associated factors of resilience in family caregivers of people with dementia. An integrative data-analysis of multi-national studies
  • P16.5. Daniela Holle (Germany): Individualized-formulation led interventions for analysing and managing challenging behaviour of persons with dementia – an integrative review
  • P16.6. Colm Cunningham (Australia): Severe behaviour response teams; addressing the needs of people with very severe and extreme Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD)

8.30-10.00 (Kronsborg/Rosenborg) Parallel Session P17: Training and education - for more details click here

Chairperson: Else Hanse (Denmark)

  • P17.1. Tom Dening (United Kingdom): TAnDem: doctoral studies in The Arts aNd DEMentia
  • P17.2. Martin Johnson (United Kingdom): Positive About Dementia (POSADEM): A pan-European Erasmus project to develop a multi-disciplinary Masters programme in Dementia
  • P17.3. Ágnes Egervári (Hungary): The INDA project: a framework for interprofessional education in dementia care
  • P17.4. Lucas Paletta (Austria): Playful motivation for daily multimodal training and diagnostics: the AktivDaheim game for people with dementia
  • P17.5. Sanja Paunovic (Macedonia): Basic training programs for working with users with dementia
  • P17.6. Kevin Hope (United Kingdom): Education of front line staff in residential care- a risky business for senior staff?

8.30-10.00 (Schackenborg/Marselisborg) Parallel Session P18: Younger people with dementia - for more details click here

Chairperson: Jacqueline Parkes (United Kingdom)

  • P18.1 Debby Gerritsen (Netherlands): Developing an empowerment intervention for people with young onset dementia
  • P18.2. Reinhard Guss (United Kingdom): Producing an accessible version of clinical psychology in the early stage dementia care pathway
  • P18.3. Diana Schack Thoft (Denmark): Participatory research with people with early-stage dementia
  • P18.4. Adrie Gerritsen (Netherlands): The course of cognitive functioning and dementia severity in persons with Young-Onset Alzheimer’s disease (YO-AD)
  • P18.5. Britt Appelhof (Netherlands): The determinants of quality of life in nursing home residents with young-onset dementia
  • P18.6. Romina Oliverio and Ekta Hattangady (Canada): Impact of a wellness program for people with young onset dementias and their care partners

8.30-10.00 (Borsen) Special Symposium SS3: Living well with dementia and social health

Chairperson: Myrra Vernooij-Dassen (Netherlands)

  • SS3.1. Myrra Vernooij-Dassen (Netherlands): Social health and living well with(out) dementia
  • SS3.2. Vjenka Garms-Homolová (Germany): Social and functional health of home care clients with different levels of cognitive impairments
  • SS3.3. Jonathan Serbser (Germany): Concepts of autonomy in person-centered dementia care and its relevance for social health
  • SS3.4. Robert Woods (United Kingdom): Charting new territory: measuring outcomes that have meaning
  • SS3.5. Rose-Marie Dröes (Netherlands): Social health in dementia:  operationalization of the concept and directions for research and practice

This special symposium is organised by INTERDEM

10.00-10.30: Coffee break and poster presentations PO3 - PO4  - for more details click here PO3 - PO4

  • PO3.1. George McNamara (United Kingdom): Fixing dementia care in hospitals
  • PO3.2. Joanne Brooke (United Kingdom): Activities care crew: supporting patients with dementia in an acute hospital setting.
  • PO2.3. Joanne Brooke (United Kingdom): Factors that influence resilience in those caring informally for people with dementia.
  • PO3.4. Penny Dodds (United Kingdom): PARO the robotic seal: Taking research into everyday care in the hospital setting
  • PO3.5. Wienke Jacobsen (Germany): Farms as a place for people living with dementia
  • PO3.6. Zoe Campbell (United Kingdom): Integrated dementia care
  • PO3.7. Julia Mackenzie (Scotland, United Kingdom): High quality post diagnostic support; the learning from post diagnostic support link workers in Scotland
  • PO3.8. Jenny La Fontaine (United Kingdom): Family experiences of living with behavioural variant Frontotemporal Dementia (bvFTD):  implications of a qualitative longitudinal
  • PO3.9. Gry Caroline Aarnes (Norway): Post- diagnostic support
  • PO3.10. Reinhard Guss (United Kingdom): Communicating about a diagnosis of dementia: review of practice and evidence based guidance
  • PO3.11. Adina Dreier (Germany): Tasks and qualifications for dementia care manager in primary care: comparison of the German Delphi-MV trial and the ABC medical home trial in USA
  • PO3.13. Frances Bunn (United Kingdom): Managing diabetes in people with dementia: a realist review
  • PO3.14. Marieke Van Vracem (Belgium): The non-pharmacological management of night time agitation and sleep problems in dementia: Use of the physical environment in nursing homes
  • PO3.15. Marieke Van Vracem (Belgium): Optimizing an online psychoeducation tool about night time agitation by involving stakeholders
  • PO3.16. Marieke Van Vracem (Belgium): Sleep problems in family caregivers of people with dementia: A qualitative exploration
  • PO3.17. Mary Michael (USA): Disrupting dementia: connecting the technology and dementia communities
  • PO3.19. Marijke Span (Netherlands): People with dementia and social robots: best friends forever?
  • PO3.20. Sujoy Mukherjee (United Kingdom): Person centred support planning: London experience
  • PO3.21. Alexander Kurz (Germany): Evaluation study of a web-based information and skill building program for family caregivers of patients with young-onset dementia - first results
  • PO3.22. Kerstin Köhler (Germany): Stability of home-based care arrangements for people with dementia – Development of a working definition in a consensus approach with expert-focus groups
  • PO3.23. Liane Schirra-Weirich (Germany): Promoting suitable regional support structures through participatory research elements– A report from the research project “Utilization and usability of regional dementia support structures in the Aachen region (INREGA_DEM)
  • PO3.24. Ólína Kristín Jónsdóttir (Iceland): Specialized day care centres for individuals with dementia
  • PO3.25. Liv Anita Brekke (Norway): Peer support
  • PO3.26. Janina Barth (Germany): Informal care of persons with dementia and the health burden of informal caregiver – the Bavarian Dementia Survey (BayDem)
  • PO3.27. Deborah Oliveira (United Kingdom): Development and psychometric evaluation of the dementia quality of life scale for older family carers – DQoL-OC
  • PO3.28. Rosie Dunn (United Kingdom): Effectiveness of technology-based interventions for People with Dementia (PwD)
  • PO3.29. Rosie Dunn (United Kingdom): Consulting end-users in the design and usability of CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD: An internet based support tool designed for people with dementia and their caregivers
  • PO3.30. Leontine Groen – Van De Ven (Netherlands): Experiences with dementia friendly hospital care
  • PO3.31. Beata Kaczmarek (Poland): Diagnostic, therapeutic and palliative care for patients with dementia - experience of home hospice association of palliative care volunteers in Wielkopolska
  • PO3.33. Tina Quasdorf (Germany): Influence of leadership on implementing Dementia Care Mapping – a multiple case study
  • PO3.34. Deirdre Fetherstonhaugh (Australia): Sex might be a taboo subject but we need to get it right! Resources to assist residential aged care staff and family carers.
  • PO3.37. Jane Murphy (United Kingdom): Nutrition and dementia care: Developing an evidence-based model for delivering person-centred care in nursing homes
  • PO3.38. Tinna Klingberg (Denmark): Can the use of an Adult Sensory Profile (ASP) help to make a more precise intervention in order to minimize BPSD symptoms in people with dementia? 
  • PO3.39. Tom Dening (United Kingdom): Optimal: effective health care for older people resident in care homes: a realist approach
  • PO3.40. Tushna Vandrevala (United Kingdom): “Behind closed door with open minds”: Understanding nursing home staff’s narratives towards ascribed and prescribed roles and duties within the context of sexuality in dementia
  • PO3.41. Theopisti Chrysanthaki (Greece): When TiME matters: digital story telling in residential care home settings
  • PO3.42. Silka Dawn Freiesleben (Germany): Validation and optimization of the individual benefits of tracking systems in dementia care – VODINO – First results
  • PO3.43. Alieske Dam (Netherlands): Development and feasibility of Inlife: an online social support intervention for dementia caregivers
  • PO3.45. Debby Gerritsen (Netherlands): Joint effort key in successful implementation
  • PO3.46. Doris Gebhard (Austria): Promoting physical activity for people with dementia – participatory development of a tailor made intervention
  • PO3.48. Tina Risager (Denmark): How to improve the professional handling of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) in Danish nursing home residents?
  • PO3.49. Rohan Bhome (United Kingdom): Dementia in long term care facilities: A systematic review
  • PO3.50. Kasper Bormans (Belgium): Memory palaces to improve quality of life in Alzheimer's disease
  • PO3.51. Chiara Zaccarelli (Italy): CarerSupport – an integrated platform for informal carers’ support  
  • PO3.52. Martin Dichter (Germany): The dementia-specific quality of life instrument QUALIDEM: User Guide development and psychometric properties for the German version
  • PO3.53. Emer Begley (Ireland): Loss and Grief in Dementia
  • PO3.54. Emer Begley (Ireland): Dying to talk: Facilitating discussions on future and end-of-life care with a person with dementia
  • PO3.56. Bram Tilburgs (Netherlands): Identifying barriers and facilitators for the implementation of Advanced Care Planning regarding people with dementia in primary care: a qualitative study
  • PO3.57. Carolien Smits (Netherlands): Marking the transition between cure and palliative care in the community: development of guidelines and advanced care planning for people with dementia
  • PO3.59. Karen Watchman (Scotland, United Kingdom): Dementia Palliare: innovative positive practice approach to advanced dementia care through education
  • PO3.60. Verena Tatzer (Austria): Personhood, occupation and dementia- narratives of women and men with dementia living in long-term-care
  • PO3.61. Eila Okkonen (Finland): A scoping review of quality of life for people with memory disorders
  • PO3.62. Marianna Tsatali (Greece): Multidisciplinary treatment of mild cognitive impairment in Naval Hospital in Athens
  • PO3.63. Chantal van Audenhove (Belgium): Improving advance care planning for people with dementia in nursing homes: ‘we DECide optimised’
  • PO3.64. Amy Backhouse (United Kingdom): Key components of community-based interventions coordinating care in dementia: a mixed studies systematic review
  • PO3.65. Sven Kernebeck (Germany): Development of an app- and sensor-based assistive technology for informal caregivers of people with dementia to manage challenging behavior – The INSIDE-DEM project
  • PO3.66. Helena Launiainen (Finland): The Memory Phone: Technology assisted tele rehabilitation for persons with dementia and their family members
  • PO3.67. Andrea Loizeau (Switzerland): DemFACTS — medical interventions and palliative care, what to decide for my loved one with advanced dementia?
  • PO3.68. Susan Aspinall (United Kingdom): A systematic review of evidence for the effectiveness of self-management support (SMS) interventions for people with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) or early-stage dementia
  • PO3.69. Anders Møller Jensen (Denmark): Danish reminiscence researcher’s network
  • PO3.70. Adam Smith (United Kingdom): Establishing a Research Ready Care Home Network
  • PO3.71. Solfrid Lyngroth (Norway): MUSIKARO - a pilot project in Oslo, Norway
  • PO3.72. Dinja van der Veen (Netherlands): More self-reliance and autonomy for nursing home residents with dementia: a nurse-led intervention (SOCAV project)
  • PO3.73. Alison McKean (Scotland, United Kingdom): The contribution of Scotland’s allied health professionals to post diagnostic support in dementia – an improvement project
  • PO3.75. Krivec David (Slovenia): Living with Dementia at Home in Slovenia
  • PO3.76. Franka Meiland (Netherlands): Social interactions between people with dementia living in nursing home
  • PO3.77. Lucy Perry-Young (United Kingdom): Broadening our understanding of good home care for people with dementia
  • PO3.79. Vidya Shenoy (India): The holistic alternative route
  • PO3.80. René Thyrian (Germany): Impact of medication management on drug-related problems in community-dwelling primary care patients with dementia
  • PO3.82. Paraskevi Zafeiridi (United Kingdom): The effectiveness of web-based interventions on dementia caregivers
  • PO3.83. Anke Erdmann (Germany): Experiences with Integrative Validation Therapy (IVA) in a long-term care facility for people with dementia
  • PO4.1. Panagiotis Alexopoulos (Germany): Validity of current diagnostic concepts of Alzheimer’s disease
  • PO4.2. Maria Moglan (Romania): The role of counselling in pre-assessment dynamics process for early diagnosis
  • PO4.5. Andrea Fabbo (Italy): Management of dementia in Day Center: The Re-Cotid Model
  • PO4.6. Petra Borsje (Netherlands): Neuropsychiatric symptoms and psychotropic drug use in a Dutch sample of people with dementia in primary care
  • PO4.7. Stephen Cutler (Romania): Do concerns about developing Alzheimer’s and worries about cognitive functioning affect psychological well-being?
  • PO4.8. Lia Fernandes (Portugal): Beyond cognitive decline: prevalence of neuropsychiatric symptoms and their association with functional impairment in nursing home elderly
  • PO4.9. Daniela Holle (Germany): Translation and linguistic validation of the German Challenging Behavior Scale (CBS-G)
  • PO4.10. Christina Jensen-Dahm (Denmark): Regional differences in opioid use in elderly patients with dementia: a nationwide study
  • PO4.12. Johanne Købstrup Zakarias (Denmark): Geographical variation in antipsychotic drug use in elderly patients with dementia: a nationwide study
  • PO4.13. Shun-Ku Lin (Taiwan): Adjunctive traditional Chinese medicine decreases the risk of injurious fall and hip fracture in dementia patients
  • PO4.14. Elsebeth Refsgaard (Denmark): E-learning for junior doctors – on demand training on dementia diagnosis and treatment
  • PO4.15. Ingeborg Halse (Norway): Factor analysis of the Locus of Control of Behavior scale among people with dementia
  • PO4.16. Olivera Bundaleska (Macedonia): Polypharmacotherapy in gerontology institute –treatment of dementia
  • PO4.18. Louise Hopper (Ireland): A comparison of self- and proxy-rated quality of life for people with dementia and its relationship to (un)met need in Ireland

10.30-12.00 (Grand Ball) Parallel Session P19: Dementia-friendly communities - for more details click here

Chairperson: Ane Eckermann (Denmark)

  • P19.1. Jannine Williams (United Kingdom): Dementia friendly society: developing good practice human resource management for dementia friendly workplaces
  • P19.2. Philippa Tree (United Kingdom): Mobilising communities to be dementia friendly
  • P19.3. Marina Buswell (United Kingdom): Community engagement for dementia: a scoping review
  • P19.4. Paul Hudson (United Kingdom): Creating enabling environments in historic cultural buildings – the challenges and the benefits
  • P19.5. Avril Easton (Ireland): Supporting communities to be dementia friendly: the Irish toolkit
  • P19.6. Nienke van Wezel (Netherlands): Improving the lives of (future) people with dementia in the Netherlands: our Dementia Friendly Programme

10.30-12.00 (Christiansborg) Parallel Session P20: Minority groups - for more details click here

Chairperson: Rune Nielsen (Denmark)

  • P20.1. Anya Ahmed (United Kingdom): The significance of ethnicity and culture in dementia care for British-Somalis in the UK: implications for policy and practice
  • P20.2. Karen Watchman (United Kingdom): Jenny’s Diary: An evidence-informed approach to support conversations about dementia with people who have an intellectual disability
  • P20.3. Justine McGovern (USA): Beyond family: Lessons learned from LGBT care partnering
  • P20.4. Jayasudha Vavilla (Canada): Innovative approaches in dementia care-breaking language and cultural barriers and reaching out to South Asian Tamil Seniors using a person centred approach
  • P20.5. Ida Lind (Denmark): Support groups for children and youngsters living with a parent with dementia
  • P20.6. Joany Millenaar (Netherlands): Care needs and experiences with the use of services of people with young-onset dementia and their caregivers

10.30-12.00 (Amalienborg) Parallel Session P21: End-of-life care - for more details click here

Chairperson: Kevin Charras (France)

  • P21.1. Karen Harrison Dening (United Kingdom): Towards the end of life: An in depth exploration of the role of Admiral Nursing in dementia care
  • P21.2. Kevin Brazil (United Kingdom): Overview on an Advance Care Planning (ACP) model for care home residents living with dementia
  • P21.3. Jacqueline Crowther (United Kingdom): Dementia Carer Well-Being Programme - innovative and creative hospice support for carers of people with dementia
  • P21.4. Lindsay Kinnaird (United Kingdom): Alzheimer Scotland’s Advanced Dementia Practice Model: understanding and transforming advanced dementia and end of life care
  • P21.5. Claire Bamford (United Kingdom): Improving end of life care in dementia: Key areas for improvement
  • P21.6. Bram Tilburgs (Netherlands): Advance care planning for persons with dementia in primary care: an integrative review

10.30-12.00 (Fredensborg) Parallel Session P22: Treatment of dementia - for more details click here

Chairperson: Charles Scerri (Malta)

  • P22.1. Hilkka Soininen (Finland): A clinical trial investigating the effects of Fortasyn Connect (in a Medical Food) in prodromal Alzheimer’s disease: results of the LipiDiDiet study
  • P22.2. Staffan Karlsson (Sweden): Treatment with antipsychotic medication in relation to national directives in people with dementia in a Swedish context
  • P22.3. Ane Nørgaard Christensen (Denmark): Psychotropic polypharmacy in patients with dementia
  • P22.4. Vissia Viglietta (USA): Aducanumab (BIIB037) phase 3 clinical trials: assessing efficacy and safety in people with early Alzheimer’s disease
  • P22.5. Christina Jensen-Dahm (Denmark): Have opioids replaced antipsychotics in the treatment of behavioral symptoms in dementia?
  • P22.6. Roger Bullock (United Kingdom): The relevance of functional and global clinical trials scales in clinical trials

10.30-12.00 (Kronsborg/Rosenborg) Parallel Session P23: Psycho-social interventions - for more details click here

Chairperson: Robert Woods (United Kingdom)

  • P23.1. Jillian Mathews (United Kingdom): The effectiveness of music therapy to reduce behavioral and psychological symptoms in patients with dementia or delirium in the acute general hospital: a systematic literature review and review of current evidence
  • P23.2. Laila Øksnebjerg (Denmark): ReACT - Rehabilitation in Alzheimer’s disease using cognitive support technology
  • P23.3. Becky Field (United Kingdom): Psychosocial interventions for people living with dementia, and their supporters, after diagnosis in the community: identifying influences on take up
  • P23.4. Chiara Zaccarelli (Italy): Computer-based cognitive training for dementia. Results from a randomized controlled trial on MCI, mild AD and healthy ageing
  • P23.5. Sarah Noone (United Kingdom): Growing Together: Designing a participatory horticultural therapy study for people with dementia and their care supporters
  • P23.6. Mariëlle Olthof-Nefkens (Netherlands): Analysis of a logopedic intervention program aiming to enhance communication between people with dementia and their caregivers: a qualitative study

10.30-12.00 (Schackenborg/Marselisborg) Parallel Session P24: Community and home care - for more details click here

Chairperson: Stefanie Becker (Switzerland)

  • P24.1. Maud Graff (Netherlands): Mixed-method evaluation of a intervention aimed at improving social participation of community dwelling older people with dementia and their caregivers
  • P24.2. Camille Cronin (United Kingdom): Wives perspectives of managing mouth care at home
  • P24.3. Dia Soilemezi (United Kingdom): The role of the home environment in dementia care and support: systematic review of qualitative research
  • P24.4. Michelle Miller (United Kingdom): Integrated care in the community: sharing evaluation from testing the 8 pillar model
  • P24.5. Mary Michael (USA): Dementia patient navigation model: connecting the clinic, the community, and the home
  • P24.6. Milena von Kutzleben (Germany): Assessing the stability of home-based care arrangements for people with dementia – a concept far too complex for a single binary item

10.30-12.00 (Borsen) Special Symposium SS4:

Chairperson: Bengt Winblad (Sweden) and Lutz Frölich (Germany)

  • SS4.1. Bengt Winblad (Sweden): EADC a network of Centers of Excellence of Alzheimer’s Research
  • SS4.2. Frank Jessen (Germany): Subjective Cognitive Decline – Is this the beginning of Dementia?
  • SS4.3. Flavio M Nobili (Italy): PET Imaging in Alzheimer’s disease – just pretty pictures?
  • SS4.4. Lutz Frölich (Germany): Tau as a treatment target in Alzheimer’s disease – how far have we come by now?

This special symposium is organised by the European Alzheimer’s Disease Consortium

12.00-14.00 Lunch break

12.15-13.15 (Grand Ball) Special Symposium SS5: “Can we move the Alzheimer’s Disease environment towards an earlier diagnosis?”

  • SS5.1. Hilary Doxford (United Kingdom): The experience of timely diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease from the perspective of the person
  • SS5.2. Bengt Winblad (Sweden): Shifting the paradigm from late to early diagnosis in Alzheimer’s Disease
  • SS5.3. Mercè Boada (Spain): Exploring the models of patient engagement for Alzheimer’s Disease: the MOPEAD project
  • SS5.4. Annette Dumas (Belgium): MOPEAD in the context of European policies

This special symposium is sponsored by Lilly

12.15-13.15 (Amalienborg) Special Symposium SS6: Understanding the family and caregiver impact of Alzheimer’s disease

Moderator: Jean Mossman (United Kingdom) with the participation of

  • Christin Bexelius (Switzerland)
  • Mario Possenti (Italy)

This special symposium is sponsored by Roche

14.00-15.30 (Grand Ball complex) Plenary Session PL3: Detection and timely diagnosis - for more details click here

Chairperson: Charles Scerri (Malta)

  • PL3.1. Helen Rochford-Brennan (European Working Group of People with Dementia): The impact of receiving a diagnosis of dementia
  • PL3.2. Craig Ritchie (United Kingdom): Asymptomatic and prodromal Alzheimer’s disease – an opportunity for dementia prevention?
  • PL3.3. Steen Hasselbalch (Denmark): Improving the diagnosis and post-diagnostic support of people with dementia
  • PL3.4. Henry Simmons (Scotland, United Kingdom): Improving diagnosis rates: an essential element of national dementia strategies

15.30-16.00 Coffee break and poster presentations PO3 & PO4

16.00-17.30 (Grand Ball complex) Plenary Session PL4: Treatment and management of dementia - for more details click here

Chairperson: Steen Hasselbach (Denmark)

  • PL4.1. Alexander Kurz (Germany): Perspectives for the future treatment of Alzheimer’s disease
  • PL4.2. Geoff Huggins (Scotland, United Kingdom): Exchanging and implementing best practice across Europe on timely diagnosis, post-diagnostic support, care coordination, residential care and dementia-friendly communities
  • PL4.3. Frans Verhey (Netherlands): Improving the access to formal dementia care: lessons from the Actifcare project
  • PL4.4. Iva Holmerova (Czech Republic): Long-term care for people with dementia

17.30-18.00 (Grand Ball complex) Closing ceremony

  • Sabine Jansen: Welcome to the 27th Alzheimer Europe Conference “Care today, Cure tomorrow” in Berlin, Germany

Closing comments and farewell by

  • Birgitte Vølund, Chairperson, Alzheimerforeningen
  • Chairperson, Alzheimer Europe



Last Updated: Tuesday 10 January 2017


  • Acknowledgements

    The 26th AE Conference in Copenhagen received funding under an operating grant from the European Union’s Health Programme (2014-2020). Alzheimer Europe and Alzheimerforeningen gratefully acknowledge the support of all conference sponsors.
  • European Union
  • Roche