This section will be added to over the coming weeks.

Barchester care homes are amazing places – filled with fascinating residents, not to mention dedicated staff and inspiring volunteers.

Find out more here.

Focus on Dementia is a Partnership Improvement Portfolio funded by the Scottish Government to support implementation of Scotland’s Dementia Strategy.

Read more here.

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Dementia Friendly Communities Zone

  • Welcoming dementia in public space. Towards an urban fabric caring for precarious lives. – Rebecca Durollet, PhD Candidate, University of Geneva
  • Dementia Friendly Dumfries and Galloway – Gladys            Haining, Dementia Friendly Community Locality Worker, Alzheimer Scotland
  • Knowing Me – Karen Heath, Dementia Services Worker, Ceartas
  • It’s good to see natural ground’ – Jon Macleod, Artistic Curator, Arora Dementia Friendly Community Project, An Lanntair
  • Becoming a dementia-friendly retailer: A practical guide – Caroline Newby, Dementia Friendly Communities Partnerships Manager, Alzheimer’s Society
  • The creation of dementia-friendly businesses: A pilot – Caroline Newby, Dementia Friendly Communities Partnerships Manager, Alzheimer’s Society
  • An unfolding canvas: Multi-partnership ‘friendly’ working in Musselburgh – Jan Dewing, Sue Pembrey Chair in Nursing / Director, Centre for Person-centred Practice Research, Queen Margaret University
  • Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends: Changing the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about – Philippa Tree, Senior International Officer, Alzheimer’s Society
  • Tackling dementia globally – Philippa Tree, Senior International Officer, Alzheimer’s Society
  • Dementia Friendly Prestwick: Whole Town Approach – Michelle Miller, Volunteer with Dementia Friendly Prestwick, Dementia Friendly Prestwick
  • Prison and Dementia – Lorna  Hart, Dementia Advisor, Alzheimer Scotland
  • Dementia Friendly Toolkit for GP Practices – Diane  Smith, Regional Operations Manager, Alzheimer’s Society
  • AlzTalks – Putting dementia centre stage – Tina        Leonard, Head of Advocacy & Public Affairs, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland

Acute Care Zone

  • Various posters from Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Nurse Consultants
  • Various posters from Dementia Champions
  • Information stand from NHS Education for Scotland
  • Information stand from Scottish Social Services Council
  • Information stand from University of the West of Scotland
  • An information stand from Allied Health Professionals


  • Dementia Carer Voices, You Can Make a Difference Campaign – Irene Oldfather, Director, Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE)
  • Transcendental Meditation: A technique to support the Carer – Angela Landers, Director of Glasgow Transcendental Meditation Centre, Invincible Scotland Trust


  • Exploring new Music Therapy provisions for people at different stages of Dementia through student placements – Emma Maclean, Lead Music Therapist, Queen Margaret University
  • Meeting the Challenge of Providing Effective and Person Centred Care for People with Dementia – Doreen Mall, Specialist Occupational Therapist, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
  • Assessment of Acreemagnosia (Loss of financial knowledge) – Irina Kozlova, PhD Candidate, The University of Edinburgh
  • National Dementia Learning and Improvement Networks. – Stephen Lithgow, Associate Improvement Advisor, Healthcare Improvement Scotland
  • Outpatient Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) provision for people with dementia and their carers. – Rachael Mercer, Speech and Language Therapist, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
  • Importance of doing  dementia care research – Chengi Kuo, Research Professor, University of Strathclyde
  • How can Speech and Language Therapy services best meet the needs of people living with dementia in care homes? – Helen Currie, Speech and Language Therapist, NHS Grampian

And you can also look forward to the following stands from Alzheimer Scotland:

  • The Fundraising team
  • Tartan
  • Membership
  • The Helpline
  • Dementia Friends
  • The Technology Team,
  • Self-Directed Support
  • Dementia Training
  • LGBTI Champions