Congress brought it all together

Posted on November 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

For those who weren’t present and didn’t see a programme, at most times during this year’s UK Dementia Congress there was a choice of 10 different sessions, enough for the most jaded professional to find a session they desperately wanted to attend. To coin a new and appropriate collective noun there was a bewilderment of lectures, not to mention a large number of stalls and mini-exhibitions. Narrowing down what you wanted to see was daunting. My approach was to mix a number of duty lectures (important to immediate work) with sessions that were challenging, or on subjects close to my heart. In fact I enjoyed and benefited from almost everything I attended. The sole exception was a session that drowned in statistics – unconvincing ones at that. The figures were briskly challenged from the floor, so it did at least serve to prove we were all awake. A list of my highlights probably doesn’t tell the reader much but there are some sessions I can’t bear not to mention. Dr Daisy Acosta’s (vice-chair of

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