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0910 - 0940 Registration & Refreshments on Arrival
0940 - 0950 Welcome & Introduction from the Morning Conference Chair

Dr Sally Boa, Head of Education, Research and Practice Development
0950 - 1015 ‘Dementia and Delirium’ What do we know and what do you need to know?

Michelle Haddow, Care Home Collaborative, Dementia Nurse Lead Specialist (RMN), NHSGGC
1015 - 1020 Questions
1020 - 1045 Insights into the Challenges of Communicating with People with Dementia

· Why communicating gets difficult for people with dementia

· How not to make things worse

· Practical advice for overcoming communication barriers and communicating effectively

Professor Alison Wray, Research Professor of Language and Communication, Cardiff University
1045 – 1050 Questions
1050 - 1115 Refreshment Break
1115 - 1140 What is Different About Dementia in Someone with a Learning Disability?

Up-to-date information as well as practical strategies for supporting people who have dementia and learning disabilities.

Gayle Henry, Senior Dementia Consultant/Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Dementia Services Development Centre, University of Stirling
1140 - 1145 Questions
1145 - 1210 Caring For Smiles - Why Good Oral Health Matters

· The importance of good oral health for people living with dementia

· Information on the Caring for Smiles programme in Scotland

· Practical tips on delivering daily oral care to people living with dementia

Dr Maura Edwards, Consultant in Dental Public Health, and Lead of Caring for Smiles programme in Scotland.
1210 - 1215 Questions
1215 - 1315 Lunch
1315 - 1320 Welcome Back & Introduction from the Afternoon Conference Chair

Dr Donald Macaskill, Chief Executive, Scottish Care
1320 -1345 The Importance of Eating Well when Living with Dementia

· Eatwell guide -balanced diet early diagnosis

· Challenges in mealtimes as dementia develops

· Food first strategies to support risks

Gillian Mackay, Advanced Practice Care Home Dietitian, Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health board
1345 - 1350 Questions
1350 - 1415 Quality End of Life Care for All (QELCA): Sharing Experiences of Working Together with Care Homes

• Describe the QELCA journey to date

• Discuss our QELCA experience, including some of the challenges facing Care Home staff when supporting the person with dementia at end of life

• Explore aspects of transformational learning at organisational and individual levels

Dr Sally Boa, Head of Education, Research and Practice Development

& Jackie Higgins, Practice Educator, Strathcarron Hospice
1415 - 1420 Questions
1420 - 1435 Fruit Juice & Stretch Break
1435 - 1520 Short & Snappy Lightening Talks

Enhancing Communication and Creating Positive Interactions When Supporting People with Sight Loss and Dementia.

Linzi Sansum, RNIB Training Officer, Health, and Social Care Skills Development Team

Hearing Loss and Dementia

Andrena McMenemy , Datafakts in association with the Sensory Hub at the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE)

Top Tips for Managing Dysphagia

Difficulty swallowing food or liquids is a serious problem for older people

Rebecca Kellett, NHS Lothian Speech and Language Therapy Clinical Lead for Dementia
1520 – 1535 What I Wish You Knew About Dementia and Me

A personal perspective

Scottish Dementia Working Group & National Dementia Carers Action Network
1535 - 1540 Questions & Closing Comments