NDAA Annual Conference 2020

The National Dementia Action Alliance’s Annual Conference 2020 will take place on Thursday 6 February 2020 in London. This event is open to all NDAA members.

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The benefits and impact of co-production alongside people with lived experience of dementia



Registration and networking


Welcome and introduction from Chairs


  • Rachel Thompson: Dementia UK/Lewy Body Society
  • Lynn Gamble: tide
  • George Rook: DEEP
Welcome from Royal College of Nursing

  • Dawne Garrett
Address and update from NDAA and Department of Health & Social Care

Delegates will hear what the NDAA Secretariat have been working on, in addition to the latest advancements in the development and proposed implementation of the Dementia Challenge 2025.

  • Jeremy Hughes: Alzheimer’s Society
  • Keith Oliver: 3 Nations Dementia Working Group
Guidance launch: Looking at the Dementia Statements from a legal perspective

Alongside the launch of new guidance to empower people affected by dementia, this panel session will allow delegates to develop a greater understanding of the legislation that underpins the Dementia Statements and the legal importance of ensuring the Statements are upheld within their work.

Panel members:

  • Toby Williamson (Chair): Toby Williamson Consultancy
  • Nigel Hullah: 3 Nations Dementia Working Group
  • Sarah Butchard: BPS, Mersey Care NHS Trust
  • Janis Cottee: tide
  • Catherine Diamond: Dutton Gregory Solicitors


Dementia in under-represented groups: A focus on BAME communities

As part of the NDAA’s ‘From Seldom Heard to Seen and Heard’ campaign, delegates will have the opportunity to learn from a panel of experts about the key issues and potential strategies for change in the area of dementia and BAME communities.

Panel members:

  • David Truswell: Dementia Alliance for Culture and Ethnicity
  • Charles Marshall: Queen Mary University of London
  • Ronald Amanze: Alzheimer’s Society


Strengthening the involvement of people affected by dementia in your work

In this workshop, delegates will be able to discuss and reflect upon their organisation’s processes for involving people with lived experience of dementia in their work, and to gain new insights on how to continue developing these.

  • Rachael Litherland, Tommy Dunne and Paul Hitchmough: Dementia Enquirers, Innovations in Dementia
  • George Rook and Cheryl Elliott: Dementia Voice, Alzheimer’s Society
  • Ruth Turner and Micheál McLaughlin: tide – involvement of carers in Dementia United, Greater Manchester


What research looks like when co-production works well

Delegates will hear the latest findings from innovative care research, offering the opportunity for learning and ideas for delegates to consider in their own work to help people affected by dementia.

  • Linda Clare: IDEAL
  • Rachael Litherland: IDEAL
  • Jane Wilcock: PriDem
  • Claire Bamford: PriDem
  • Cuthbert Regan: PriDem
Chairs close

  • Rachel Thompson: Dementia UK/Lewy Body Society
  • Lynn Gamble: tide
  • George Rook: DEEP
Annual Conference closes


*Please note the agenda is subject to change.

Who is the Annual Conference for?

This event is free for National Dementia Action Alliance members listed here, and they will be given priority for tickets to this event. For non-members, the fee to attend is £75 per person. The event is designed for NDAA members working across England and is not free for Local Dementia Action Alliance members to attend.

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