The Alzheimer’s Show is returning for its sixth year in 2018 and will be at Olympia London on Friday June 8 and Saturday June 9. The UK’s leading event for people living with Alzheimer’s, dementia or memory loss, The Alzheimer’s Show brings help and hope to families and carers and welcomes the public and professionals.
The Alzheimer’s Show is invaluable for anyone concerned about memory loss or dementia. Dementia is now the leading cause of death in England and Wales and research from Saga Healthcare revealed that more people feared getting dementia than cancer. A survey of 9,000 people over 50 showed that 43% feared developing dementia, with women (often the main carers), 20% more likely to be worried about developing the condition than males.
There are 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK and 650,000 carers looking after loved ones. The practical responsibility and emotional distress can be overwhelming but help is at hand at The Alzheimer’s Show with a vast range of experts and exhibitors, speakers and advisers sharing their expertise on living with Alzheimer’s.
Who should visit
Anyone who is experiencing memory loss, has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or is living with dementia should come along to access a wealth of support and guidance on planning for their future. Families affected by Alzheimer’s, carers and professional support service providers should attend to find the latest advice, services and products to help those in their care.
About the Show
Dementia care has come a long way recently: The Alzheimer’s Show brings all the latest thinking, support, advice, practical tools and experts under one roof to help families, carers and professionals access the support and help they need. The two-day event offers advice and insight from expert speakers, the latest products and services from care exhibitors and insight and empathy from people living with dementia. Highlights include:
Hundreds of practical ideas and new solutions - businesses and organisations offering a range of products and services including care at home, care homes, living aids, reminiscence therapy, furniture, funding, training, telecare, assistive technology, charity support, latest research, legal services, education and financial guidance.
Four Seasons Healthcare Dementia Experience – an interactive session designed to give participants a sense of what living with dementia is like. Families with loved ones with dementia, care professionals and business & community groups working towards becoming dementia friendly would all benefit from understanding the sensory and cognitive impairments experienced by those with dementia.
Alzheimer’s Research A Walk Through Dementia – This app was developed by Alzheimer’s Research UK, guided by people living with different forms of dementia. They were all keen to help you understand what everyday life can be like for them. They will have headsets on their stand for visitors to try this virtual reality experience.
The Alzheimer’s Matters Theatre - hosting in-depth talks from leading dementia and care experts on key topics of interest for carers, relatives and professionals including those living with dementia sharing their personal experiences.
The Talks & Topics Theatre – hosting carers sharing their unique and invaluable experiences of caring for a person with dementia alongside professionals providing practical advice.
Dementia UK Admiral Nurses – free, confidential consultations with specialist dementia nurses.
Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Advisors – free, confidential sessions with Dementia Advisors who can help you find exactly what local support is best for you.
91% of people affected by dementia say having a Dementia Adviser makes their life better.
Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive of Alzheimer’s Society, says: ‘Alzheimer’s Society is delighted to be partnering with The Alzheimer’s Show for the sixth year. It’s a great opportunity to unite experts, professionals and people affected by the condition under one roof to share knowledge and provide support. We’d encourage anyone affected by dementia to join the Show to listen to talks, visit Alzheimer’s Society’s stand, have one-to-one sessions with our dementia advisers and learn from leading experts.’
Times and tickets
The Alzheimer’s Show takes place at the Olympia London:
- Friday 8 June 9.30am - 5pm
- Saturday 9 June 9.30am - 4.30pm
Tickets booked in advance cost £15 each (£10 concession). On the door tickets cost £20 each (£15 concession).
For more information and to book tickets for The Alzheimer’s Show visit the website.