6th June Agenda and reading

10am - 12:00 pm: Update

 *   Company Updates
 *   Timetable for release
 *   Social Media
 *   What are the purchasers saying
 *   Legal ramifications.

12:00 - 13:00 pm: Lunch

13:00 - 16:00  Introduction to the purchasers

Introduction to Universal Music

Music Can

Alzheimer’s UK

Parkinson’s UK

Care UK


Social Media help groups

16:00 - 17: 00 What have we learnt

 *   What did the purchasers say?
 *   Where are the Gaps?
 *   What do we need to do?

It is important to understand these points

 1.  Understanding Dementia: What dementia is, its causes, and how it affects the brain. We have learned that dementia is not a single disease but a term that encompasses a range of cognitive impairments. Dementia is not a normal part of aging and should be treated as a medical condition requiring specialised care and support.

 2.  Symptoms and Progression: We need a deeper understanding of the symptoms and progression of dementia. We need to address highlight the various cognitive, emotional, and behavioural changes that individuals with dementia experience, including memory loss, confusion, difficulty with communication, and changes in mood and personality. Understanding these symptoms is crucial in recognising and providing appropriate support to individuals living with dementia.

 3.  Impact on Individuals and Families: We need to understand and highlight the profound impact that dementia has on individuals and their families. We need to learn about the emotional and psychological challenges faced by individuals with dementia, as well as the strain and stress experienced by their caregivers. The importance of empathy, patience, and compassion in supporting both individuals with dementia and their families.

 4.  Importance of Early Diagnosis: Early diagnosis of dementia was stressed as a crucial factor in managing the condition effectively. Early diagnosis allows for timely interventions, access to appropriate treatments, and the opportunity to plan for the future. The need for increased awareness and education to promote early detection and help individuals and families navigate the healthcare system effectively.

 5.  Person-Centred Care: The significance of person-cantered care in supporting individuals with dementia. A holistic approach, tailored to the individual's needs, preferences, and capabilities, is essential in promoting their well-being and quality of life. Person-cantered care encompasses creating a safe and supportive environment, promoting independence and dignity, and fostering meaningful social connections.

 6.  Importance of Supportive Communities: shedding light on the role of communities in supporting individuals with dementia and their families. We understand that various support networks, organisations, and resources are available to provide assistance, information, and respite care. We need to emphasise the need for inclusive and dementia-friendly communities that promote social inclusion, reduce stigma, and provide a supportive environment for all individuals affected by dementia.

 7.  Research and Advancements: Ongoing research and advancements in the field of dementia. Promising developments in treatment options, interventions, and strategies for managing dementia symptoms. The importance of continued investment in research to improve understanding, develop effective treatments, and ultimately find a cure for dementia.

 8.  Advocacy and Awareness: Lastly, we need to underscore the importance of advocacy and raising awareness about dementia. We need to challenge misconceptions, reduce stigma, and promote understanding within society. The presentation encouraged active involvement in advocacy efforts to drive policy changes, improve access to care and support, and create dementia-friendly environments.

17:00 - 18:00 Drinks and Social Networking