10th Scottish Caring & Dementia Congress

Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Wednesday 18 April 2018

About the 10th Scottish Caring & Dementia Congress

The 10th 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.


Bookings for the 10th Scottish Caring and Dementia Congress are now open.

To book online, please fill out the online booking form at the foot of this page, alternatively if you would like to book and pay via invoice, click here to download the event flyer and booking form. 


Please click the image below to download the programme.

  • Single Delegate Rate = £135 + VAT
  • Special Offer: Save 10% by booking online, Online Single Delegate Rate = £121.50 + VAT
  • Special Offer: Book two or more delegates from the same organisation and receive an EXTRA 10% on all bookings!
Sponsorship and Exhibition

Huge thanks to our Main Sponsor, Quality Compliance Systems!




The Scottish Care and Dementia Congress features a large exhibition. to find out more and to book an exhibition stand, please contact Alan Leary; alan@hawkerpublications.com

Questions or Queries?

If you have any further questions or queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the team.

For queries regarding bookings please contact Fiona Robb;
events@hawkerpublications.com or telephone 020 7720 2108 x 204

To discuss the programme please contact Theresa Ellmers;
theresa@hawkerpublications.com or telephone 020 7720 2108 x 205

For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities please contact Alan Leary;
alan@hawkerpublications.com or telephone: 07912 895 484






9th Scottish Caring & Dementia Congress 2017

The Scottish Caring Dementia Conference in association with Alzheimer’s Scotland, Alzheimer’s Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice, University of the West of Scotland and Scottish Care was held on the 19th April at the Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh and attended by over 200 people.

The morning plenary chaired by Jim Pearson, Director of Policy & Research at Alzheimer Scotland, started with Julie Christie, Dementia Centre UK region manager, HammondCare, who gave an overview of the organisation’s work in Australia and the UK. The Scottish Dementia Working Group talked about their project on using iPads to enhance their communication and campaign effectiveness. Jeanette Maitland of Scotland’s National Dementia Carers Action Network (NDCAN) gave an engaging presentation on the group’s priorities for the year and their project to develop qualities of resilience in carers of people with dementia.

The conference then continued into exhibition viewing and then onto four breakout sessions including session on Community connections for care homes, staff development and training, a SWOT analysis of the care home sector and a symposium run by the Care Inspectorate.

After lunch and further exhibition viewing the delegates moved into the second plenary of the day chaired by Professor Graham Jackson, University of the West of Scotland on the ‘New National Care Standards for Scotland’ given by Rami Okasha, Executive Director of Strategy and Improvement at the Care Inspectorate.

Delegates completed the day with four final breakout sessions on quality of life in care homes,  ‘wander-walking’ in care settings, early support for people living with dementia, home support for carers and people living with advanced dementia.

The conference saw 17 exhibition stands made up of difference organisation offering a range of products and services:

  • Danfloor Ltd / Clairmont / Care Inspectorate / Hammond Care / Renray Healthcare / Viewpoint / Boots Care Services / E-Cred / Your Mobility / Disclosure Scotland / University of West Scotland / Alzheimer’s Scotland / Find Signage Ltd / Dementia UK / CPI / Creative Conversations / Teal

Presentations Delivered at Congress 2017

Morning Plenary

Julie Christie Hammondcare Challenging Behaviour- Challenging our practice

NDCAN Jeanette Maitland Carers Resilience

SDWG Keeping Connected

Morning Parallel Sessions

Mary Marshall and Jenny Henderson Faith in Older People ; Dementia Friendly faith communities

Kainde Manji University of Stirling Exploring Neighbourhood Living with people with dementia

Karen Watchman University of Stirling; Learning Disability and Dementia

Heather Edwards and Charlene Guild Care Inspectorate Scotland Updates on Dementia Inspection Focus area

Wendy Perry and Kevin Harrison Creating Meaningful activities for people living with dementia

Kevin Harrison Creating Conversations Ltd Creating Meaningful activities

Julie Garton NHS Dumfries & Galloway Walk in my shoes

Gareth Hammond and Thomas Bohlke A model of promoting excellence Bupa

Afternoon Plenary

Rami Oksasha Care Inpsectorate New National Care Standards for Scotland

Afternoon Parallel Sessions

Jan Dewing and Fiona Kelly Queen Margaret University Wander Walking

Jacqueline Crowther Kirkwood Hospice Admiral Nurse; Improving end of life care

Jenny Henderson and Amanda McCarren A model of sensory home care

Richard Ward University of Stirling Treasured Islands;the role of care based hair salon

Lynn Flannigan Healthcare Improvement Scotland and Julie Harkess Embrace Group ; Reducing Falls in Forefaulds Care Home

Sue Northrop Dementia Friendly East Lothian Care ( Homes) in the community; bringing community to the people

Paul Duffy & Michael Collins Glasgow City Health An Advanced Dementia Carers Education group

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