Dementia – Innovation in research, practice and care

31/01/2018, 18:00 - 20:30


Dementia is a major public health issue in Wales. Approximately 42,000 people in Wales have dementia. It is most common among older people – dementia affects one in twenty over the age of 65 and one in five over the age of 80. As we face a growing ageing population the need for Government, academia, the NHS and many other support organisations to work together to address this issue becomes ever more important.

Key interventions include promoting good mental health, early diagnosis and effective person centred health and social care whether this is provided by statutory, independent, or voluntary sectors. Dementia extends beyond the clinical setting and the speakers reflect a holistic view of dementia, providing perspective from the clinician to the carer.

This session will explore some of the work done to date, the current activities and look to the future plans. Where are we in our current approach? What needs to be done? How is current and future research impacting NHS practice and community care.


  • Dr. Annie Proctor, Consultant Geneticist & Clinical Board Director Mental Health Services, Cardiff & Vale UHB at NHS Wales – Cardiff & Vale UHB and its approach to dementia
  • Prof. Julie Williams, Professor, Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences, Cardiff University – Cardiff University & its work on dementia
  • Prof. Antony Bayer, Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Cardiff University – Dementia projects & their outcomes in Cardiff
  • Beti George, Broadcaster & Journalist – A personal experience

There will be a Q&A session with the speakers following their presentations

NetworkingA light buffet, refreshments and an opportunity for networking will be provided after the session.

Booking – Attendance at this event is free, but booking is required. Places will be allocated on a first come basis.

Registration – Registration will open at 6pm. The session will start promptly at 6.30pm.

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Lecture Theatre 4, University Hospital of Wales
Heath Park
CF14 4XW

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