News and events Calendar of events South West Dementia Care Conference Thursday 22nd November 2018 Trowbridge Civic Centre Alzheimer’s Support is proud to be hosting the South West’s second Dementia Social Care conference in November. The day will bring together innovative approaches in dementia social care in a one-day conference in the heart of the South West. Experts will share their latest ideas and delegates will be able to hear from people living with dementia about what living well in their communities is really like. Our speakers The programme will be introduced by Professor Alistair Burns, the National Clinical Director for Dementia. Wendy Mitchell, author of the bestselling Someone I Used to Know, will be sharing her insights about living with dementia. Other speakers include: Dr David Sheard, founder of Dementia Care Matters Professor Roy Jones of RICE (Research Institute for the Care of Older People) in Bath Members of the Laverstock Dementia Support Group Dr Simon Manchip, Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry, Avon and Wiltshire Partnership. The day will include presentations, interactive workshops, posters and exhibits, and conclude with the launch of the Wiltshire Dementia Roadmap. BOOK NOW Early bird tickets now available. Discounts are available for students and employees of not-for-profit organisations. What they say Feedback from our first event: "Fantastic to finally have a dementia conference in the South West!" "Extremely informative. Captivating speakers. Programme and day’s events thought provoking and away from the norm." "Very helpful and informative talks. Gave me some good ideas and updates about current practice." "It was great to have such informative and inspiring presentations, and to hear all the positive work that is going on. I left feeling both moved and energised."