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Monday, 9 June 2014

Today very honoured speaking at Scottish Governments International conference on Dementia


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Hi

I feel very honoured to be invited to speak at the Scottish Goverments International Conference on dementia June 10th I will be attending with Irene Oldfather my friend and mentor 

The Scottish Goverements first international conference on dementia is part of increasing international collaboration to tackle the illness 

International visitors will hear about Scotland's approach to improving the quality of care for peolpe with dementia and thier Carers 

The event is chaired bt Geoff Huggins the Scottish Goverements acting director of health and social care intergration 

I feel very honoured to be invited to speak about caring for my mum and my Dementia Carers Voices project 

INTERNATIONAL DEMENTIA CONFERENCE

SHERATON HOTEL, EDINBURGH
TUESDAY 10 JUNE 2014


OVERVIEW

The Scottish Government’s first International Conference on Dementia is part of increasing international collaboration on tackling the illness
International visitors will hear about Scotland’s approach to improving the quality of care for people with dementia and their carers; and Scottish stakeholders have the opportunity to learn about coordinated international activity following the successful G8 Summit in December, and about individual countries’ approach to dementia
The event is Chaired by Geoff Huggins, The Scottish Government’s Acting Director of Health and Social Care Integration
Interactive participation is available throughout the day.


PROGRAMME

9.00 - 9.30
Registration/Networking/Tea and coffee, pastries
9.30 – 9.45
Opening Remarks - Geoff Huggins, Acting Director of Health and Social Care Integration, The Scottish Government


DEMENTIA IN SCOTLAND

9.45 – 10.00


Agnes Houston, The Scottish Dementia Working Group
10.00 – 10.30
Alex Neil MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, The Scottish Government  

Followed by an opportunity for questions and answers
10.30 – 10.45
Jeanette Maitland, NDCAN member, National Dementia Carers Action Network
10.45 – 11.00                      
Tommy Whitelaw, Project Officer, Dementia Carer Voices
11.00 – 11.15
Tea and Coffee

INTERNATIONAL AND EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVES

11.15 – 11.30


11.30 – 11.45

11.45 – 12.00
Gill Ayling, Deputy Director, Global Action Against Dementia, UK Department of Health

Alex Teligadas, Director for Communications, Alzheimer Europe

Gerry Martin, CEO, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland

Followed by panel discussion

12.30 – 13.30
Lunch and the opportunity to network with event delegates

COUNTRY PERSPECTIVES

13:30 – 13.45


13.45 – 14.00



14.00 – 14.15


Professor Ki Woong Kim, National Institute of Dementia, South Korea

Drew Holzapfel, Executive Director of The Global CEO Initiative on Alzheimer’s disease, USA


Dr Kentaro Horibe, National Centre for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Japan

Followed by panel discussion
14.45 – 15.00                              
Tea and Coffee
15.00 – 15.30
Feedback on delegate participation
15.30 – 16.00
Conclusions and next steps - Geoff Huggins, Acting Director of Health and Social Care Integration, The Scottish Government

 




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