9th Scottish Caring & Dementia Congress




The 9th Annual Scottish Caring and Dementia Congress is organised by Caring Times and the Journal of Dementia Care, who have been running care and dementia focused events in Scotland for over twenty years. This well-established Congress brings together on one occasion all those involved in health and social care support for older people, for the purpose of networking, learning best practice solutions and being inspired.

The Congress is held on one busy day. It includes two plenary sessions featuring keynote speakers of importance to all delegates, and divides into specialist parallel sessions for the rest of the day to cater for everyone’s interests. There are plenty of networking opportunities and a large exhibition.


The exhibition at the congress is a great way to promote your products and services. There are plenty of chances to meet with the delegates throughout the day including registration, a morning coffee break, an hour long lunch break and an afternoon coffee break.

For exhibition and sponsorship opportunities please contact Caroline Bowern:
or telephone: 020 7720 2108 ext 203

Alternatively, you can download the Sponsorship and Exhibition package here for more information.

Bookings and Programme

Please click here to download booking form or for online bookings (including an exclusive 10% online discount), please use the form at the foot of this page

Please click the image below to download the latest programme

Keynote Speakers
Morning Plenary: 09.45 – 10.20

Dr Julie Christie, Dementia Centre Region Manager (UK), HammondCare


Dr Julie Christie will start our day with a presentation on “’Challenging Behaviour’ / Challenging Practice Insights from the National Dementia Support Australia initiative”.




Morning Plenary: 10.25 – 11.00

Scottish Dementia Working Group & The National Dementia Carers Action Network 

The Scottish Dementia Working Group will be discussing the use modern Technology to enhance involvement and staying connected.

The National Dementia Carers Action Network will be discussing carer’s resilience.

Afternoon Plenary:13.45 – 14.35

Rami Okasha, Executive Director of Strategy and Improvement, Care Inspectorate

Rami Okasha will be discussing the new National Health and Social Care standards for Scotland, offering essential information for all health and social care providers.   
Rami Okasha was appointed Executive Director of Strategy and Improvement in February 2016. Previously working in public affairs and policy development, he now leads the Care Inspectorate’s delivery on methodology, intelligence, business planning, corporate reporting, quality improvement, involvement, communications, policy, complaints, registration, and legal services. Rami will talk about the Care Inspectorate’s developing approaches to inspections, and the development and introduction of the new national care standards in Scotland.

If you have any queries please contact Fiona Robb
or telephone: 020 7720 2108 ext 204

Alternatively contact Theresa Ellmers:
or telephone: 020 7720 2108 ext 205

For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities please contact Caroline Bowern:
or telephone: 020 7720 2108 ext 203

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