As the UK’s go-to event for anyone looking to learn more about dementia, The Alzheimer’s Show is the annual forum for those affected by the condition. Full of practical information and activities, the show’s a chance to meet, face-to-face, with a huge range of industry experts.
This year’s show takes place at the Olympia exhibition centre in Hammersmith, London. Happening over two days, from Friday 8th to Saturday 9th June, the show includes a host of informative talks and question and answer sessions.
What to expect from UK’s leading dementia event
Over 2,400 people attended The Alzheimer’s Show last year and this year’s promises to be bigger than before, with specialists, caregivers, families and people living with dementia all under one roof.
Included among the exhibitions is a collection of artwork created by highly acclaimed artists. These pieces feature famous individuals who either currently live with Alzheimer’s or did when they were alive. They aim to show that dementia can affect anyone.
With some studies suggesting that table tennis may benefit those in the early stages of dementia, there will also be a table tennis challenge with equipment specially designed for those living with the condition.
Various panel discussions from the experts in dementia will help you navigate all the useful advice and insights on offer. They range from talks on the Mental Capacity Act and gaining funding for care, right through to practical singing sessions and a look at the role that technology plays in dementia care.
Free one-to-one professional advice is also available from specialist dementia advisors from the Alzheimer’s Society. No advance booking is needed as appointments can be arranged there and then on the day.
Insight from a Helping Hands carer
This year’s show will be especially significant for us as, along with our specialists offering advice at Stand E4, a number of our fully-trained carers will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.
Whether you’re considering a career change and would like an insight into the day-to-day tasks of a Helping Hands carer, or you’d like some advice and guidance on how to care for a loved one living with dementia, our friendly and professional carers will be available to chat throughout the day.
Book your tickets for The Alzheimer’s Show 2018
With one-to-one sessions from advisors, hands-on activities to enhance your understanding of dementia, and plenty of stands where you can get more information, there’s so much you can take away from a day at The Alzheimer’s Show.
Tickets are still on sale. Priced at £20 on the door (£15 for a concession), you can save 25% by booking online. A person who is living with dementia can attend for free, as do children under the age of 16. Discounts for group bookings are also available.
Once you’re inside the Olympia London, everything is free to access. So you can stay for as long as you want and go to as many talks as you like! The address is Hammersmith Road, W14 8UX.
To find out more about The Alzheimer’s Show and to book your tickets, visit: https://alzheimersshow.co.uk/london/