Dementia Awareness Events

Dementia Awareness Week

Wednesday 17th May 2017

Events ALL day at OxINMAHR HQ, Colonnade Level 2, OBU Headington Campus

Please drop in for coffee but register for the afternoon sessions by email


Dementia Awareness Week was originally created by the Alzheimer’s Society, and to mark this important week the Oxford Institute of Nursing Midwifery and Allied Health Research would like to invite you to come to our HQ and have a glimpse of the exciting contemporary work occurring in dementia. In the morning you will also be able to find out how to become a Dementia Friend and/or a Purple Angel Ambassador.

Drop in Morning events 10:00 – 11:30

Drop in for a coffee/tea and cake, learn about Dementia Friends and Purple Angels, and explore the posters from the recent 32nd International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International and others including:

  • 1.The intersection of healthcare workers culture and their of dementia care
  • 2.Factors that influence family resilience when caring and supporting a person with dementia
  • 3.The impact of meaningful activities for people with cognitive impairment in acute hospitals
  • 4.Me and My Nan against the world
  • 5.Peri-operative care and dementia
  • 6.Dementia Academic Action Group: Development of Tier 1 Dementia Awareness training
  • 7.Oral health in residents in care homes with dementia

Drop in Lunch time events 12:30 – 1:30

Light lunch and viewing of the above posters. Authors of the posters will present their work in 3 minutes, with 2 minutes to answer any questions

Afternoon events (please register via ) 2:00 – 3:30

Presentations of contemporary dementia research, each presentation will last 10 minutes with an extra 5 minutes for question time, to ensure an engaging and interactive session

Culture and dementia – Dr Jo Brooke, Oxford Brookes University

Activities coordinator and dementia – Monika Rybacka, Oxford University Hospital

Diabetes and dementia – Dr Omo Ojo, University of Greenwich

LGBT and dementia – Dr Joanna Semlyen, University of East Anglia

Simulation and dementia training – Roz MacDonald, Oxford Brookes University

Mouthcare and dementia – Dr Camille Cronin, University of Essex

Paramedic science students and their experience of dementia – Marlon Stiell