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Barcelona 2018

Monday, 29 October

18.00-18.30 (MR09-MR10-MR11) Opening ceremony

Welcome and introductory comments by

  • Iva Holmerová, Chairperson, Alzheimer Europe
  • Cheles Cantabrana, Chairperson, CEAFA
  • Micheline Selmes, Chairperson, Fundación Alzheimer España
  • Representatives of Spanish authorities, person with dementia from Spain or EWGPWD

18.30-19.00 (MR09-MR10-MR11) Keynote lecture

  • K1. José Luis Molinuevo (Spain): Will we be able to prevent Alzheimer’s disease?

19.00-20.30 Welcome reception

Tuesday, 30 October

8.30-10.00 (MR09-MR10-MR11) Plenary session PL1 Dementia as a policy priority

Chairperson:Jesús Rodrigo (Spain)

  • PL1.1. Meet the researchers of tomorrow: Anja Leist (Luxembourg): Policy and research priorities of the WYLD (World Young Leaders in Dementia) network
  • PL1.2. TBD (Spain): Dementia as a health and social priority in Spain
  • PL1.3. Geoff Huggins (United Kingdom): The European Joint Action on Dementia: Identifying and sharing good practices across Europe
  • PL1.4. Dan Chisholm (WHO Europe): Prioritising dementia internationally – the WHO Global Action Plan on Dementia and the Global Dementia Observatory
  • PL1.5. John Gallacher (United Kingdom): Real world data supporting regulatory and health technology assessments: the findings of the ROADMAP project

10.00-10.30 Coffee break and poster presentation PO1 & PO2 & PO5

  • PO1.1. Nina Zerrar (France): Risk perception and LTC Insurance demand: Enough informed for this stuff?
  • PO1.2. Anita Pohjamvuori (Finland): Brain health Champions promoting the prevention of memory-related disease
  • PO1.3. Charles Scerri (Malta): Informal Caregivers’ Perspectives of Services for Community-Dwelling Individuals with Dementia
  • PO1.4. Jochen René Thyrian (Germany): How many people with dementia with migration background are there In Germany?
  • PO1.5. Patricia Sánchez Algar (Spain): Proyecto de sensibilización: “plantando semillas”
  • PO1.6. Karen Harrison-Dening (United Kingdom): Information for families affected by dementia and multi-morbidities
  • PO1.7. Andreas Zachariadis (Greece): Psychoeducational seminars on Dementia, by the Karelleion Integrated Alzheimer and related disorders Unit
  • PO1.9. Max Tokarsky (USA): The Enigma of Eroom’s Law and The Wall Street Math Stifling Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery
  • PO1.10. Nicola Cornally (Ireland): Perspectives of health and social care providers of the Irish national dementia strategy: an Ireland-wide survey
  • PO1.11. Tine van Bortel (United Kingdom): Exploring dementia care pathways in prisons in the east of England
  • PO1.12. Christian Heerdt (Germany): Federal Initiative Dementia Service: A Network approach to develop and implement dementia strategies
  • PO1.13. Luisa Bartorelli (Italy): The new Alzheimer village of the Fondazione Roma; a positive approach for people with dementia
  • PO1.14. Emer Begley (Ireland): Supporting the implementation of the Irish National Dementia Strategy: mapping dementia-specific community based services
  • PO1.15. Alessandra Zapparoli (Italy): Person-centered approach and the development of the inclusion community: The In.Te.SE project
  • PO1.16. Anna de Siún (Ireland): Leadership in strategy implementation: the role of a national dementia office
  • PO1.17. Javier Hermida (Spain): Professional manuals specialized in Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative dementias
  • PO1.18. Agnes Egervari (Hungary): Milestones Program – how to involve pharmacists into the INDA activities?
  • PO1.19. Karolina Krysinska (Australia): Pilot clinical quality registry for dementia in Australia: Development of key measures of quality of diagnosis and care
  • PO1.20. Tony Foley (Ireland): The Irish National Dementia Strategy: Report of a national educational programme for healthcare professionals
  • PO1.21. Marija Kušan Jukič (Croatia): Zagreb dementia clinical and care network
  • PO1.22. Robert Woods (United Kingdom): Dementia diagnosis rates in Wales – room for improvement?
  • PO1.23. Marie-Pierre Gagnon (Canada): Promoting informed and shared decisions about eHealth solutions for older adults and their informal caregivers
  • PO1.24. Pierre Krolak-Salmon (France): Could Telemedicine in Nursing Homes improve Neurocognitive Disorders detection and diagnosis?
  • PO1.25. Julia Perry (Germany): Enhancing ethical awareness and communication skills: The first Germany-wide stakeholder conference on dementia prediction
  • PO1.26. Mignon Schichel (Netherlands): Senior Friendly Communities in the Euregion Meuse-Rhine: cross-border collaboration on dementia and depression
  • PO1.27. Adelina Comas-Herrera (United Kingdom): STRiDE: Strategies to Strengthen Responses to Dementia in Developing countries
  • PO1.28. Amalia Fonk-Utomo (Netherlands): Twinning programme Netherlands-Indonesia
  • PO1.29. Amy Little (United Kingdom): Dementia doesn’t stop: protecting people with dementia in humanitarian emergencies
  • PO1.30. Leentje de Wachter (Belgium): Community Areas of Sustainable Care And Dementia Excellence in Europe: an innovative approach for future dementia care (CASCADE)
  • PO1.31. Sandra Oppikofer (Switzerland): “Music Mirrors” an intervention study to investigate the effectiveness and use of an everyday digital resource for supporting people living with dementia
  • PO2.1. Luisa Bartorelli (Italy):  “pARTEcipo anch’io”  (Here we are too)
  • PO2.2. Joanne Brooke (United Kingdom): Exploring the role & implementation of meaningful activities supporting patients with dementia in hospital
  • PO2.3. Becky Dowson (United Kingdom): Group singing for people with dementia: do standardised outcome measures reflect participants’ experiences?
  • PO2.5a. Karina Ross (United Kingdom): How dementia friendly art classes support unidentified carers
  • PO2.5b. Karina Ross (United Kingdom): How linked interactive screens support rural dementia families
  • PO2.6. Christina Moses Passini (Switzerland): Barriers and facilitators of allocating family therapy to patients with dementia and their families: health providers’ perspectives
  • PO2.7. Kristina Hoffmann (Luxembourg): ART MAKES VISIBLE – Giving ART & DEMENTIA a space – Art therapy in dementia care at the Luxembourg Alzheimer’s Association
  • PO2.8. Jonathan Thorpe (United Kingdom): Use of ‘Personas’ to describe carers and people with cognitive impairment using a private social media website
  • PO2.9. Maria Quintana (Spain): SMART4MD Project: Preliminary quality of life results in Catalonia
  • PO2.10. Laila Øksnebjerg (Denmark): How can we promote deployment and adoption of assistive technology for people with dementia? Perspectives from the ReACT study
  • PO2.12. Hannah Christie (Netherlands): The importance of organizational and contextual determinants in the implementation of eHealth interventions for caregivers of people with dementia
  • PO2.13. Hannah Christie (Netherlands): Mapping the implementation trajectories of eHealth interventions for caregivers of people with dementia
  • PO2.14. Lucas Paletta (Austria): PLAYTIME: Motivation, Emotion and Assessment in Serious Games for Dementia Intervention
  • PO2.15. Jeroen Bruinsma (Netherlands): Adapting an eHealth support course (Partner in Balance) for relatives of people with young onset dementia
  • PO2.16. Beata Kaczmarek (Poland): Software supported musical memory priming and eliciting emotions for people with Alzheimer’s disease
  • PO2.17a. Emma Wolverson (United Kingdom): Training people with dementia and their caregivers in the use of a web-based support tool: Lessons learned
  • PO2.17b. Emma Wolverson (United Kingdom): CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD: An online platform to support people living with dementia and their carers –UK pilot update
  • PO2.18. Louise Daly (Ireland): Key stakeholders perceptions of assistive technology to support people with dementia living at home
  • PO2.20. Rebecca Platt (United Kingdom): Communication between people with memory loss and carers on a closed online social network: a theoretical thematic analysis using Seligman’s PERMA model of wellbeing.
  • PO2.21. Natalia Roberto (Spain): Preliminary results from the pilot trials of a robot assistant for MCI and early AD patients at home
  • PO2.22. Jennifer Wenborn (United Kingdom): Assistive technology to support memory in people with dementia: a systematic review
  • PO2.23. Carla Abdelnour (Spain): Evaluation of a robotic assistant for MCI and early AD patients at home: RAMCIP pilot trials in Barcelona
  • PO2.25. Eloisa Stella (Italy): Paving the way to a national online network of peer support groups for people with dementia
  • PO2.27. Romain Verpillot (France): Combining mathematical model and catecholamine quantifications to screen AD from a simple blood test
  • PO2.28. Rebeca Isabel García-Betances (Spain): Towards an effective use of virtual reality for nonpharmacological cognitive intervention in AD and related diseases
  • PO2.29. Jacques Selmes (Spain): Automation Home Platform based on tablet for improving the independence of people with dementia at their residence
  • PO2.30. Dimitrios Kokkinakis (Sweden): Natural Language Processing for supporting and improving dementia screening tests
  • PO2.31. Louise Hopper (Ireland): Coach Assistant via Projected and Tangible Interface (CAPTAIN) for older adults including those living with CI
  • PO2.32. Maite Garolera (Spain): Effects on subjective well-being and self-efficacy in Amnestic MCI people to one session exposure to recent autobiographical information.
  • PO2.33. Jesús Antonio García-Casal (Spain): ICT based instruments for dementia and cognitive impairment screening. Systematic literature review.
  • PO5.1. Lia Fernandes (Portugal): Assessing quality of life in nursing homes: a cross-sectional overview of potential influencing factors
  • PO5.2. Carlo Defanti (Italy): Respectful caring for the agitated elderly (recage). A project funded by the European Commission (h2020)
  • PO5.3. Daniela Holle (Germany): Lessons learnt from transnational comparison of three care programs related to challenging behavior in nursing homes
  • PO5.4. Carmen Solé (Spain): Benefits of using Snoezelen stimulation with resident in long-term facilities and with different levels of dementia
  • PO5.5. Kar-Choi Chan (Hong Kong): Challenges of behavioral & psychological symptoms of dementia in both institutionalized and community settings
  • PO5.6. Helena Hallinder (Sweden): Clincal storytelling as tool to bridge lived experience and scientific evidence in person centered care?
  • PO5.7. Sara Laureen Bartels (Netherlands): Digital self-monitoring for people with mild cognitive impairment: the ‘Monitor-Mi’ study
  • PO5.8. Afifa Qazi (United Kingdom): Reducing use of Risperidone in care home residents with dementia: delivering person centred care using
  • PO5.9. Sofia Vikström (Sweden): “Activity as an Arena for participation among persons with early oneset dementia”
  • PO5.10. Katja Werheid (Germany): Cognitive Stimulation Therapy: Guideline-based adaptation and translation to German
  • PO5.11. Ingeborg Halse (Germany): Usefulness of the Locus of Control of Behavior scale for people with dementia
  • PO5.12. Vanesa Cantón Habas (Spain): Pain assessment instruments in people with cognitive impairment: systematic review
  • PO5.13. Tony Foley (Ireland): Antipsychotics in dementia care: the development of a repeat prescribing tool using a Delphi Consensus method
  • PO5.14a. Jesús Antonio García-Casal (Spain): Affect GRADIOR. An emotion recognition test for older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and amnestic MCI
  • PO5.14b. Jesús Antonio García-Casal (Spain): Efficacy of video games for cognitive decline prevention: a meta-analysis
  • PO5.15. Emma Wolverson (United Kingdom): Online games for people with memory problems and their carers– observations from CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD
  • P05.16. Øyvind Kirkevold (Norway): Quality of residential care for persons with dementia, five pilot tests approaching BPSD-Act on Dementia WP6
  • PO5.17. Aisling Jennings (Ireland): General practitioners’ knowledge, attitudes and experiences of managing BPSD: a mixed methods systematic review
  • PO5.18. Jennifer Wenborn (United Kingdom): Randomised controlled trial of Community Occupational Therapy in Dementia (COTiD-UK) versus usual care
  • PO5.19. Judith Huis in het Veld (Netherlands): Effects of online self-management support to deal with behavior changes of a relative with dementia: a randomized controlled trial
  • PO5.20. Claire Surr (United Kingdom): The (cost)effectiveness of Dementia Care Mapping (DCM) in care homes: Results of the DCM EPIC trial
  • PO5.21. Angelique Gruters (Netherlands). Association between proxy- and self-reported cognitive decline and cognitive performance in memory clinic visitors
  • PO5.23. Feija Schaap (Netherlands): Dementia Care Mapping in the care for people with intellectual disability and dementia
  • PO5.24. Jacqueline Parkes (United Kingdom): Maintaining social connections; developing a local community based social support group in a  UK market town
  • PO5.25. Johannes Michaelian (Australia): Social cognitive function in mild cognitive impairment and its relationship with limbic structures and perturbed carer relationships
  • PO5.26. Juan Camilo Urazan Chinchilla (Colombia): Factores sociodemográficos en el deterioro cognitivo en una muestra de adultos mayores bogotanos
  • PO5.27. Nicol Daniela Parra Garcia (Colombia): Deterioro Cognitivo Leve como precursor de la demencia: una revisión sistemática
  • PO5.28. Garuth Chalfont (United Kingdom):  Multimodal Treatment for Dementia (MT4D): a systematic review and case study in the UK
  • PO5.29. Cristian Andres Arevalo Gomez (Colombia): Diferencias en atención en hombres y mujeres adultos mayores bogotanos: resultados parciales
  • PO5.30. Valery Andrea Velandia Blanco (Colombia): Funciones ejecutivas en el deterioro cognitivo y el envejecimiento normal en una muestra de adultos mayores
  • PO5.31. Esther Arnanz (Spain): “JAPI” a comprehensive care for people with dementia
  • PO5.32. Anna Brugulat-Serrat (Spain): Patterns of white matter hyperintensities associated to cognition in middle-aged cognitively healthy individuals
  • PO5.33. Hans Vogt (Germany): Dementia as a result of therapy?
  • PO5.34. Stina Saunders (United Kingdom): Adjustment to test, risk and diagnostic disclosures in people with mild cognitive impairment: an observational cohort study
  • PO5.35. Chris Fox (United Kingdom): Neuroinflammatory biomarkers associated with cognitive impairment in delirium and dementia
  • PO5.36. Iliana Chrysikakou (Greece): Depression and memory impairment
  • PO5.37. Iliana Chrysikakou (Greece): Risk factors for dementia
  • PO5.38. Jinhyuk Cho (Republic of Korea): Dipeptidyl-peptidase IV inhibitor and reduced risk of dementia among patient with type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • PO5.40. Eftychia Karavaiou (Greece): Combination of internal mnemonics, errorless learning, vanishing cues and spaced retrieval to facilitate new learning and memory: a case at the early stages of dementia
  • PO5.42. Emmelyne Vasse (Netherlands): Development of a multidisciplinary intervention to prevent and treat undernutrition in community-dwelling persons with dementia
  • PO5.45. Lidia Blanco-Silvente (Spain): The sponsor influence on discontinuation, efficacy and safety of cholinesterase inhibitors for Alzheimer’s disease: meta-analysis and meta-regression of randomized placebo-controlled clinical trials
  • PO5.46. Ali Tafazzoli (USA): Identifying patients at higher risk of initiating cognitive decline for evaluating amyloid-targeted treatments
  • PO5.47. Suree Nansombat (Thailand): Antioxidant, anti-Alzheimer’s and anti-gastrointestinal disease activities of edible and medicinal plants from Thailand

10.30-12.00 (MR09-MR10-MR11) Plenary session PL2 Dementia as a human rights priority

Chairperson:Charles Scerri (Malta)

  • PL2.1. Meet the researchers of tomorrow: Stina Saunders (United Kingdom): Involving research participants in research: The example of the EPAD (European Prevention of Alzheimer’s dementia) project
  • PL2.2. Helen Rochford-Brennan (Ireland): Promoting a human rights based approach to dementia through the active involvement of people with dementia
  • PL2.3. Fernando Vicente (Spain): Human rights in Spanish health and social legislation
  • PL2.4. Dianne Gove (Luxembourg): Recognising dementia as a disability: ethical considerations and practical recommendations
  • PL2.5. Karen Watchman (United Kingdom): Dementia and intellectual disability – Valuing the perspectives of people with intellectual disability

12.00-13.00 Lunch break

12.45-13.45 (MR09) Special Symposium SS1 Lilly


This special symposium is organised by Lilly

12.45-13.45 (MR10) Special Symposium SS2 European Working Group of People with Dementia


This special symposium is organised by the European Working Group of People with Dementia.

12.45-13.45 (MR11) Oral Poster Presentations OP1

Chairperson: Jim Pearson (United Kingdom)

  • OP1.1. Arlene Astell (Canada): Setting up Kinect bowling groups for people with dementia
  • OP1.2. Arlene Astell  (United Kingdom): CIRCA groups: technology-assisted cognitive stimulation
  • OP1.3. Kathryn Richardson (United Kingdom): Benefits and Harms of Z-drugs for sleep disturbance in people living with dementia
  • OP1.4. Tony Foley (Ireland): Shifting gears versus sudden stops: Consultations about driving for patients with cognitive impairment
  • OP1.5. Linda Kohlmann (Germany): Caregivers’ burden and use of care services: The Bavarian Dementia Survey (BayDem)
  • OP1.6. Miriam Stanyon (United Kingdom): Developing a best practice model for services managing crises in people with dementia: the AQUEDUCT study
  • OP1.7. Carolien Smits (Netherlands): Positive aspects of relationship changes between a parent awith dementia and their caregiving child
  • OP1.8. Franziska Laporte Uribe (Germany): Regional and local dementia care networks in Germany: Community-based support structures for families living with dementia
  • OP1.9. Christian Bakker (Netherlands): Improving quality of care in young-onset dementia: the Unicity-project
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  • OP1.11. Kay De Vries (United Kingdom): Recognising and assessing for dementia in acute hospitals
  • OP1.12. Justine Schneider (United Kingdom): Winston’s world: research-based cartoon opens up dementia home care for reflection and learning

14.00-15.30 (MR05) Parallel session on Policies and Strategies P1 Dementia strategies

Chairperson: Geoff Huggins (United Kingdom)

  • P1.1. Irene Hartigan (Ireland): A multi-level, mixed methods evaluation of Irish national dementia strategy implementation plan
  • P1.2. Judith Van de Kamp (Nethelands): A strategy for better care for people living with YOD
  • P1.3. Lea Sgier (Switzerland): Dementia policy – dementia policies: lessons from Switzerland
  • P1.4. Sabine Schrank (Austria): Implementation of the Austrian Dementia Strategy “Living well with Dementia”
  • P1.5. Frode Kibsgaard Larsen (Norway): Adult with intellectual disabilites included in national dementia plans and guidelines
  • P1.6. Karlijn Joling (Netherlands): Towards a dementia care registry: lessons learned from a record linkage project

14.00-15.30 (MR06) Parallel session on genetics, prevention and treatment P2 Genetics, modifiable risk factors and prevention

Chairperson: Craig Ritchie (United Kingdom)

  • P2.1. Sergio Veiga (Spain): ApoE4 bma. A new non-genetic method to evaluate Alzheimer´s Disease risk using clinical chemistry platforms
  • P2.2. Kay Deckers (Netherlands): MijnBreincoach: A public health awareness campaign to promote a brain-healthy lifestyle
  • P2.3. Alina Solomon (Finland): Multi-domain approach to dementia prevention: the FINGER model
  • P2.4. Anna Brugulat (Spain): Spatial Patterns of White Matter Hyperintensities Associated to Alzheimer’s Disease Risk Factors in a Cognitively Healthy Middle-Aged Cohort
  • P2.5. Stephen Cutler (United States): Self-rated hearing and self-rated memory: A cross-sectional analysis of SHARE data from 18 European nations
  • P2.6. Elisa De Bastiani (Italy): Management of a potential risk factor of dementia. Anticholinergic Cognitive Burden in people with Intellectual Disabilities: Results from the first Italian survey

14.00-15.30 (MR07) Parallel session by INTERDEM P3. INTERDEM Academy: The road to success for high impact writing in psychosocial research – trips and tricks

Interactive workshop with the participation of:

  • Frans Verhey (Netherlands)
  • Marjolein de Vugt (Netherlands)
  • Sebastian Köhler (Netherlands)
  • Lieve van den Black (Belgium)
  • Fania Dassen (Netherlands)

14.00-15.30 (MR08) Parallel session by ROADMAP P4. Disease outcomes: priorities for patients, carers and other stakeholders


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14.00-15.30 (MR09) Parallel session on care approaches P5 Art and dementia

Chairperson: Sabine Henry (Belgium)

  • P5.1. Petra Boersma (Netherlands): Implementing a theatre-based communication method for people with dementia living in nursing homes
  • P5.2. Katherine Algar-Skaife (United Kingdom): cARTrefu: Creating artists in residents. A national art in care homes participatory and mentoring programme
  • P5.3. Kristina Hoffman (Luxembourg): ART MAKES VISIBLE – Experiencing the possibilities of art therapy in dementia care at the Luxembourg Alzheimer’s Association
  • P5.4. Orii McDermott (United Kingdom): The CHORD manual for singing group facilitators working with people with dementia
  • P5.5. Emma Broome (United Kingdom): The impact of care staff on outcomes from arts interventions for people with dementia: a dual case study
  • P5.6. Hana Janečková (Czech Republic): The impact of the RYCTT programme on people with dementia and family carers

14.00-15.30 (MR10) Parallel session on care services P6 Home care

Chairperson: Rabih Chattat (Italy)

  • P6.1. Niamh Hennely (Ireland): Exploring personhood in formal care provision in Ireland: perspectives from people with dementia
  • P6.2. Siobhan O’Dwyer (United Kingdom): International perspectives on suicidal ideation and self-harm in family carers of people with dementia
  • P6.3. Nikolas Dietzler (Germany): The “Carers’ Needs Assessment for Dementia”: Results of the Bavarian Dementia Survey (BayDem)
  • P6.4. Charlotte Van Corven (Netherands): Empowerment interventions for people with dementia: A European survey
  • P6.5. Gözde Duran (Netherlands) Towards culture sensitive care organisations for migrants with dementia: an exploratory study
  • P6.6 Jochen René Thyrian (Germany): Change of utilization of health care services in Dementia Care Networks? – the longitudinal DemNet-D-study

14.00-15.30 (MR11) Parallel session on rights and dementia-friendly society P7 Involving people with dementia

Chairperson: Ana Diaz (Luxembourg)

  • P7.1. Georgina Charlesworth (United Kingdom): Co-research with people living with dementia: the challenges for participation and collaboration
  • P7.2. Andrew Harding (United Kingdom): Involving people living with dementia as co-researchers in core outcome set methodology
  • P7.3. Kathryn Smith (United Kingdom): Progressing from ‘proving’ to ‘improving’ the involvement of people affected by dementia in research
  • P7.4. Patricia Barrett (United Kingdom): Scottish Dementia Working Group (SDWG) work on equality and diversity
  • P7.5. Laura O’Philbin (Ireland): Perspectives of people with dementia and caregivers of the Irish National Dementia Strategy: A qualitative investigation
  • P7.6. Dianne Gove (Luxembourg):  Putting Public and Patient Involvement into practice: experience of PPI with the European Working Group of People with Dementia (EWGPWD)

14.00-15.30 (MR12) Sesión de CEAFA y FAE P8 La persona cuidadora

Moderador: TBC

  • P8.1. Cheles Cantabrana (España): Consecuencias del Alzheimer en el cuidador familiar
  • P8.2. Micheline Selmes (España): Impacto de los trastornos del comportamiento en el cuidador

15.30-16.00 Coffee break and poster presentations PO1 & PO2 & PO5

16.00-17.30 (MR05) Parallel session on policies and strategies P9 Awareness campaigns

Chairperson: Sabine Jansen (Germany)

  • P9.1. Anna De Siún, Róisín Guiry (Ireland): Implementing the ‘Dementia: Understand Together’ National Public Awareness Campaign in Ireland
  • P9.2. Tom Dening (United Kingdom): Dementia undetected or undiagnosed in primary care: The CFAS II Dementia Diagnosis Study (CADDY)
  • P9.3. Joy Watson (United Kingdom): Salford INSPIRE and the rise of Mr Alzheimer’s
  • P9.4. Joanne Brooke (United Kingdom):   Enhancing the support of offenders with dementia: understanding the issues and raising awareness
  • P9.5. Tina Leonard (Ireland): Receiving a dementia diagnosis: Using personal experiences to raise awareness of needs
  • P9.6. Lorène Gilly (France) “Changing the perception of Alzheimer’s disease”: a nationwide awareness campaign led by France Alzheimer’s

16.00-17.30 (MR06) Parallel session on genetics, prevention and treatment P10 Managing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia

Chairperson: Karine Fauria (Spain)

  • P10.1. Bjørn Lichtwarck (Norway): TIME – A biopsychosocial approach to neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia –  A randomized controlled trial
  • P10.2. Jan Beattie (United Kingdom): Creative Practice -Alzheimer Scotland’s therapeutic approaches on film
  • P10.3. Aisling Jennings (Ireland): General practitioner’s knowledge of and attitude to assessment and management of pain in people with dementia
  • P10.4. Sergi Valero (Spain): Neuropsychiatric symptoms profile in Mild Cognitive Impairment and conversion to dementia
  • P10.5. Maud Graff (Netherlands): More self-reliance and autonomy for nursing home residents with dementia: a nurse-led intervention (SOCAV project)
  • P10.6. Jacqueline Hoogendam (Netherlands): EU Joint Action Act on Dementia WP5: Implementation of best practices on preventing and dealing with BPSD

16.00-17.30 (MR07) Parallel session by INTERDEM P11 Interdisciplinary research in dementia: interaction between biologiocal and psychosocial factors in the onset and the course of dementia

Chairperson: Myrra Vernooij-Dassen (Netherlands)

  • P11.1. Myrra Vernooij-Dassen (Netherlands): Social health: an opportunity to improve our cognitive reserve
  • P11.2. Karin Wolf-Ostermann (Germany) Social health of people with dementia in the community – Results pf the DemNet-D-Study in Germany
  • P11.3. Rabih Chattat (Italy): Factors moderating cognitive decline during the course of dementia: a review of the literature

16.00-17.30 (MR08) Parallel session by ROADMAP P12. Real-world data availability across Europe: what data are present and missing


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16.00-17.30 (MR09) Parallel session on care approaches P13 Dementia-friendly initiatives

Chairperson: Štefanija Lukič Zlobec (Slovenia)

  • P13.1. Richard Ward (United Kingdom): Dementia-friendly communities – what’s the point?
  • P13.2. Katherine Turner (United Kingdom): Rising to the Challenge: How can we make air travel more accessible for people with dementia across Europe?
  • P13.3. Tina Van Bortel (United Kingdom): Creating dementia-friendly communities in prisons in the East of England – an evaluation
  • P13.4. Roderik Reinstra (Netherlands): Making companies Dementia Friendly
  • P13.5. Kirsten Petersen (Denmark): “Social inclusion for people living with dementia through participation in local voluntary activities “a qualitative study of the user’s perspective
  • P13.6. Elisabeth Reitinger (Austria): Dementia friendly public space and public transport – findings from a qualitative research project in Austria

16.00-17.30 (MR10) Parallel session on care services P14 Acute and hospital care

Chairperson: Stefanie Becker (Switzerland)

  • P14.1. Anthony Scerri (Malta): The needs of patients with dementia in acute hospital wards: Patients’ perspectives and observed practices
  • P14.2. Katie Featherstone (United Kingdom): The care of people living with dementia in acute hospital wards: results from an ethnographic study
  • P14.3. Chris Fox (United Kingdom): Acute Care for Patients with Cognitive Impairment: A Qualitative Study
  • P14.4. Tony Foley (Ireland): What do physiotherapists need to know about dementia care? A focus group study
  • P14.5. Claudio Di Lorito (United Kingdom): Cognitive impairment / dementia in secure forensic psychiatric settings: A story untold.
  • P14.6. Claire Surr (United Kingdom): What Works in providing dementia education and training to health and social care staff? results from a UK study

16.00-17.30 (MR11) Parallel session on rights and dementia-friendly society P15 Involving people with dementia II

Chairperson: Chris Roberts (United Kingdom)

  • P15.1. Anthea Innes (United Kingdom): Involving people with dementia: the Salford Dementia Associate Panel
  • P15.2 Gail Mountain (United Kingdom): Involving people with dementia in trial based psychosocial research
  • P15.3. Tracey McConnell (United Kingdom): A translational case study of empowerment into practice: a realist evaluation of a member-led dementia empowerment service
  • P15.4. Clodagh Whelan (Ireland): PANEL Principles in Practice: persons living with dementia creating recruitment processes
  • P15.5. Hazel Morbey (United Kingdom): Evaluating dementia training in acute hospitals: including people living with dementia in case study research
  • P15.6. Andy Hyde (United Kingdom): Go Upstream – working with people with dementia to improve travel experiences

16.00-17.30 (MR12) Sesión de CEAFA/FAE P16 Empoderando a las personas con Alzheimer


  • P16.1. José Manuel Ribera Casado (España): Abuso o trato inadecuado en el marco de la estrategia de igualdad
  • P16.2. Cheles Cantabrana (España): Panel de Expertos de Personas con Alzheimer

Wednesday, 31 October

8.30-10.00 (MR05) Parallel Session on policies and strategies P17 Cost/funding of dementia research and care

Chairperson: Chris Lynch (United Kingdom)

  • P17.1. Amy Little (United Kingdom): Mind the Gap: Gender & Unpaid Dementia Care in Europe
  • P17.2. Adelina Comas-Herrera (United Kingdom): A model to simulate the cost and outcome consequences of improvements in the dementia care pathway
  • P17.3. James Pickett (United Kingdom): Research investment and a UK Reseach roadmap to deliver change for people affected by dementia by 2025
  • P17.4. Erlen Bruls (Netherlands): A toolkit to support and inspire researchers and people with dementia/ carers to collaborate more
  • P17.5. Bo Hu (United Kingdom): Projections of long-term care expenditure for older people living with dementia in England, 2015 to 2040
  • P17.6. Matthew Gibb (Ireland): Dementia Diagnostic Services; Findings from a 2017 Review of Irish Memory Clinics

8.30-10.00 (MR06) Parallel Session on genetics, prevention and treatment P18 Nutrition

Chairperson: Mario Possenti (Italy)

  • P18.1. Andy Northcott (United Kingdom): The role of food and mealtimes in the recognition of people living with dementia on acute hospital wards
  • P18.2. Berglind Blondal (Iceland): “Nutritional status of the elderly after discharge from the acute geriatric unit” a pilot study
  • P18.3. Jane Murphy (United Kingdom): Impact of innovative training to improve nutrition and hydration in people living with dementia
  • P18.4. Aisling Egan (United Kingdom): ‘It’s not just what’s on the plate.’: The role of allied health professionals in the management of mealtime and swallowing difficulties in Dementia
  • P18.5. Sandra Gilbert (Australia): Food on the run for people living with dementia
  • P18.6. Lindsey Collins (United Kingdom): “Some days are better than others”: The experiences of people living with dementia and dysphagia in care homes

8.30-10.00 (MR07) Parallel session by INTERDEM Session P19. Implementations of technologies to support people living with demntia and carers

Chairpersons: Franka Meiland (Netherlands) and Manuel Franco (Spain)

  • P19.1. Hannah Cristie (Netherlands): The importance of organizational and contextual determinants in the implementation of eHealth interventions for caregivers of people with dementia
  • P19.2. Sarah Wallcook (Sweden): Implementation Issues: how can people use technology in daily practice
  • P19.3. Manuel Franco (Spain): From Research to Clinical Practice in technologies for people with dementia
  • P19.4. Franka Meiland (Netherlands): INTERDEM Taskforce Assistive Technology: follow-up on the position paper on assistive technologies

8.30-10.00 (MR08) Parallel session by ROADMAP P20. Regulatroy and HTA perspectives on real-world data in AD: future prospects and further research


  • P20.1.
  • P20.2.
  • P20.3.

8.30-10.00 (MR09) Parallel Session on Care approaches P21 Palliative care

Chairperson: Dianne Gove (Luxembourg)

  • P21.1. Lieve Van Den Block (Belgium): Large differences found in the organisation of palliative care in European nursing homes: EU PACE
  • P21.2. Karen Harrison Dening (United Kingdom): Admiral Nursing: A case management approach to palliative care
  • P21.3. Siren Eriksen (Norway): Development of an e-learning program in dementia palliative care for health personnel working in Norwegian municipalities
  • P21.4. Louise Robinson (United Kingdom): Supporting professionals to deliver Excellent End of life care in Dementia: the SEED programme
  • P21.5. Nan Greenwood (United Kingdom): Older people’s experiences of dying in nursing and care homes: a systematic review of qualitative studies
  • P21.6. Joni Gilissen (Belgium): Determining necessary components, processes and contextual factors of successful advance care planning in nursing homes: a Theory of Change

8.30-10.00 (MR10) Parallel Session on care services P22 Day care and respite care

Chairperson: Marco Blom (Netherlands)

  • P22.1. Karin Wolf-Ostermann (Germany): Green Care farms for people with dementia: first results of a new care approach in Germany
  • P22.2. Áine Teahan (Ireland): The Alzheimer Café: A dyadic psychosocial support model
  • P22.3. Tanja Louise Ibsen (Norway): Farm-based day care for people with dementia in Norway ”“ a description of the farm context and the service
  • P22.4. Jean-Bernard Mabire (France): Impact of dance on balance, gait and confidence of people with dementia
  • P22.5. Anne Marie Mork Rokstad (Norway): The impact of attending a day care centre designed for people with dementia on nursing home admission
  • P22.6. Christoph Cavazzini (Germany): An individual dementia-specific counseling program as part of a dementia-specific respite care concept

8.30-10.00 (MR11) Parallel Session on rights and dementia-friendly society P23 Disability and human rights approaches

Chairperson: Helen Rochford-Brennan (Ireland)

  • P23.1. Fiona Keogh and Helen Rochford-Brennan (Ireland): “I don’t want to be special” – learning from the disability movement on integrating people with dementia
  • P23.2. Kellyn Lee (United Kingdom):  Introducing Material Citizenship: Rights based practices for people with a dementia living in care homes
  • P23.3. Anu Sorvisto (Finland): Promoting brain health in intellectually disabled persons, Memory workshop -operating model
  • P23.4. Vivienne Francis (United Kingdom): People with dementia have rights too – Adopting a rights based approach
  • P23.5. Suzanne Cahill (Ireland): Framing dementia as a disability and a human rights issue: What are the advantages?
  • P23.6. Julie Meerveld (Netherlands): Dementia-friendly polling stations

8.30-10.00 (MR12) Sesión de CEAFA/FAE P24 Entorno


  • P24.1. Paloma Ramos Guzman (España): Arquitectura exterior e interior
  • P24.2. Miguel Ángel Salichs Sánchez-Caballero (España): Nuevas tecnologías de ayuda

10.00-10.30 Coffee break and poster presentations PO3 & PO4

  • PO3.1. Jane Cross (United Kingdom): Disruptions, discontinuities & dispersions: an ethnography of disjunctures in orthopaedic wards
  • PO3.2. Chris Fox (United Kingdom): Implementation of the PERFECT-ER intervention designed to enhance recovery for people with hip fracture and cognitive impairment in acute trauma wards
  • PO3.3. Chris Fox (United Kingdom): “Bribe Them With Cake”; implementing change in acute hospital settings; an action research study
  • PO3.4. Chris Fox (United Kingdom): “Are you comfortable now?” Person-Centred Care practices on acute trauma wards caring for people with cognitive impairments: an ethnographic study.
  • PO3.5. Tamara Backhouse (United Kingdom): The Organisation Of Body Work In The Acute Hospital Ward: An Ethnographic Study
  • PO3.6. Chris Fox (United Kingdom): It’s good care, but who is it good for, me? A multi-perspective insight into stakeholder constructions of ‘good care’ for people living with dementia and hip fracture
  • PO3.7. Sandra Shields (United Kingdom): Asked for Help, A person centred approach to symbols
  • PO3.8. Nicola Wyllie (United Kingdom): PICC – appropriately for patients living with dementia
  • PO3.9. Lia Fernandes (Portugal): Cognitive impairment in heart failure patients:  preliminary findings from the Deus ex Machina study
  • PO3.10. Inez Ramakers (Netherlands): Development of Memory Clinics in the Netherlands: an update from 1998 ”“ 2016.
  • PO3.11. Lídia Sousa (Portugal): Music-based interventions in the acute setting for patients with dementia ”“ targeting agitation.
  • PO3.12. Tom McCarthy (United Kingdom): Specialist Dementia Unit Improvement Programme
  • PO3.13. Alicia Diaz-Gil (United Kingdom): Perioperative care for people with dementia: is there room for improvement?
  • PO3.14. Tom Dening (United Kingdom): Addressing the emotional needs of individuals with dementia when in hospital.
  • PO3.15. Joanne Brooke (United Kingdom): Socialisation of student nurses into dementia care in the acute hospital.
  • PO3.16. Janne Røsvik (Norway): Care for people with dementia in hospitals. A protocol for a literature review
  • PO3.17. Marianna Tsatali (Greece): Predictors of cognitive performance in participants with MCI who attend non pharmacological interventions over a three years period
  • PO3.18. Stephen Antwi (United Kingdom): Exploring the experiences of living with dementia in Ghana
  • PO3.20. Margit Gausdal Strandenæs (Norway): Experiences of attending day care services designed for people with dementia – a qualitative study with individual interviews
  • PO3.21. Hui-Jer Chou (Taiwan POC): Traditional Chinese medicine therapy reduces the nasogastric tube feeding risk in dementia patients
  • PO3.22. Rosa Redolat (Spain): Functional mobility and risk of falls in patients of Alzheimer’s disease attending a day care center
  • PO3.23a. Iliana Chrysikakou (Greece): Cognitive enhancement in Alzheimer’s and related disorders
  • PO3.23b. Iliana Chrysikakou (Greece): How a relative/carer should manage the emotional load deriving from taking care of a person with dementia
  • PO3.24. Aggeliki Vlachogianni (Greece): Efficacy of a cognitive behavioral group intervention for caregivers of people with dementia
  • PO3.25. Wai Ming Albert Luk (Hong Kong): Effect of acupressure (Chinese manipulative therapy) on the quality of sleep in chinese old adults with intellectual disabilities (ID): A pilot study and on-going project
  • PO3.26. Christian Brettschneider (Germany): Informal care for dementia according to type of service
  • PO3.27. Hitomi Matsumoto (Japan): An evaluation of the dementia early identification and care service: Characterization of users and needs to support
  • PO3.28. Karin Wolf-Ostermann (Germany): Shared housing arrangements for people with dementia – a cross-sectional study on quality indicators
  • PO3.29. Lucia Federzoni (Italy): Prevalence and outcome of Delirium in older people accessing to outpatient memory clinic in Modena (Italy): retrospective study
  • PO3.30. Linda Kohlmann (Germany): Use of non-pharmacological interventions in dementia: the Bavarian Dementia Survey (BayDem)
  • PO3.31. Ingrid Kuyper (Netherlands): Caregiver support with activities at home for people with dementia (the MOMANT study)
  • PO3.32. Andrea Fabbo (Italy): The Rosemary diary in home care for people with dementia: a pilot study
  • PO3.33. Aud Johannessen (Norway): “To be, or not to be”: Experiencing deterioration among people with young-onset dementia living alone
  • PO3.34. Anna Pendergrass (Germany): FIVE-minutes screening for caregivers at risk: Developing a valid classification system for interpreting the Burden Scale for Family Caregivers (BSFC-s) scores in counseling and medical diagnostic contexts
  • PO3.35. Lisneti Castro (Portugal): Personal and social skills in family caregiver self-care: a psychoeducational intervention proposal
  • PO3.36. Emer Begley (Ireland): Supporting local service delivery: an Irish dementia needs analysis framework
  • PO3.37. Matthew Janicki (USA): Providing social care via dementia-capable group homes for adults with intellectual disability
  • PO3.38. Aisling Jennings (Ireland): Development and evaluation of a dementia education intervention for community based health care professionals
  • PO3.39. Annemiek Bielderman (Netherlands): Effects of and experiences with SPANkracht, an empowerment intervention for people with young-onset dementia
  • PO3.40. Henrik Wiegelmann (Germany): Health care support for dementia caregiver dyads – How does social inequality matter?
  • PO3.41. Tushna Vandrevala (United Kingdom): “I did not exist as a person to them, I was just a worker to them”: experiences of objectification and dehumanisation among live-in carers
  • PO3.42. Stina Bjørnskov (Denmark): Young relatives of parents with dementia – how is their everyday life and well-being?
  • PO3.43. James Pickett (United Kingdom): Dementia training for homecare providers in the UK
  • PO3.44. Mona Michelet (Norway): Care and service needs of people assessed for cognitive impairment in primary health care in Norway
  • PO3.46. Klea Barlou (Greece): Caring for Carers: A 12-week home care program designed to support and educate family carers
  • PO3.48. Iris Hochgraeber (Germany): Stability of home-based care arrangements for people living with dementia – a conceptual model derived from a meta-study on mixed research
  • PO3.50. Laura Cole (United Kingdom): Is there a ‘right time’ for a person with dementia to move to a care home? Social workers’ and care home managers’ perspectives
  • PO3.51. Janice McAlister (United Kingdom): The impact of dementia nurse consultant role within care home environments
  • PO3.52. Janice McAlister (United Kingdom): Improving staffs skills and knowledge within a care home setting
  • PO3.53. Kaherine Algar-Skaife (United Kingdom): Creative Conversations: an arts based dementia care staff development programme
  • PO3.54. Kieran A. Walsh (Ireland): Rationalising antipsychotic prescribing to nursing home residents with dementia: A feasibility study
  • PO3.55. Josine Engels (Netherlands): Personal attention is essential: interrelationships in the triad of residents, families and nurses
  • PO3.56. Sascha Saßen (Germany): Quality indicators for the early detection of nursing risks
  • PO3.57. Sascha Saßen (Germany): Fall prevention and fracture prophylaxis
  • PO3.58. Sascha Saßen (Germany): Relationship planning in the care of people with dementia – expert standard in Germany
  • PO3.59. Silke Voelz (Germany): Dementia special care units in nursing homes – a rapid realist review
  • PO3.60. Chloë Wood (United Kingdom): Fundamental nursing care for residents living with dementia: a qualitative study exploring views of home staff
  • PO3.61. Michèle Halsdorf (Luxembourg): “4 paws for a smile”
  • PO3.62. Marit Mjørud (Norway): Trajectories in real life and risk factors of dementia (TRAIL-DEM). Preliminary nursing home results
  • PO4.1. Amanda Hunsaker (Switzerland): Factors associated with participation in neuroimaging among individuals with mild cognitive impairment
  • PO4.2. Sian Hughes (United Kingdom): Developing an environment to safeguard the quality of life (QOL) and wellbeing of people with advanced dementia in the care home sector
  • PO4.4. Laura Booi (Canada): Evaluating dementia inclusivity and reducing stigma in retirement communities
  • PO4.5. Anthea Innes (United Kingdom): Music Cafe: the role of music performance in promoting a dementia friendly society
  • PO4.6. Laura de la Cruz (Spain): Shared leisure programme addressed to people with dementia and their carers.
  • PO4.7. Hilde Lamers (Belgium): Dementia-friendly campaigns: Simplified Stories & I’m still here
  • PO4.8. Sonja Steinbock (Germany): “With head, heart and hand” Intergenerational project on supportive meeting between people with dementia and children
  • PO4.9. Amor Alvarez (Spain): Community self-help in rural areas
  • PO4.10. Ian Sherriff (United Kingdom): “We can’t change the person with dementia but we can change the environment they live in”*
  • PO4.11. Daniela Fernandez Gomora (United Kingdom): “Young people, they just get it!” Working across generations to act on dementia.
  • PO4.12. Lene Moestrup (Denmark): Working together in creating and maintaining a familiar and meaningful everyday life in a Danish Dementia Village
  • PO4.13. Anne-marie Bruijs (Netherlands): Empowerment of people with dementia online
  • PO4.14. Karina Ross (United Kingdom): How a dementia friendly Circle of Support works for its rural dementia families
  • PO4.15. Lucía Ruanova (Spain): Umbrella Net Program
  • PO4.16. Veerle Baert (Belgium): CasAperta, music and arts café by people with dementia and their carers
  • PO4.17. Paul Hudson (United Kingdom): A Balancing Act. Can historic cultural buildings be dementia friendly? The Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
  • PO4.18. Paul Hudson (United Kingdom): On With the Show! Dementia-friendly creative engagement at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • PO4.19a. Vivienne Francis (United Kingdom): Challenging sectors and championing the rights of people with dementia
  • PO4.19b. Vivienne Francis (United Kingdom): Brand, marketing and rights: ‘uniting against dementia’ a movement for change
  • PO4.20. Eleonora Bertani (Italy): The Seaside Week
  • PO4.21. Verena C. Tatzer (Austria): Aspects of creating an adequate – environment and design for a dementia-friendly library: a collaborative project of a higher education institution in Austria
  • PO4.22. Sue Jones (United Kingdom): How does resilience promote dementia carers’ wellbeing?
  • PO4.23. Sue Jones (United Kingdom): Identifying resilience in family carers
  • PO4.24. Sissel Karlsson-Haig (Norway): Information about dementia on City of Oslo’s website
  • PO4.25. Sandra Poudevida (Spain): Therapeutic groups for familiar caregivers of people with Alzheimer: from research to training multipliers to expand implementation
  • PO4.26. Catherine Pemble (United Kingdom): Starting revolutions and taming tigers: navigating thresholds, boundaries and disability with dementia
  • PO4.27. Louise Nygård (Sweden): Dementia or mild cognitive impairment: @ work in progress
  • PO4.29. Maaret Meriläinen (Finland): An instrument for assessing the subjective quality of life of person with a memory disorder (#MemoryMIKE)
  • PO4.31. Kevin Charras (France): Implementation of a Living Lab in a day care centre: involving people with dementia and their carers
  • PO4.32. Dianne Campbell (United Kingdom): Creating change from the ground up: the role of faith and community in supporting those with dementia
  • PO4.33. Nélida Aguiar (Portugal): Perpetuating memories
  • PO4.34. Patrizia Bruno (Italy): The person beyond dementia
  • PO4.35. Tomasa Ugidos (Spain): Sensitization to improve care in sanitary contexts to people with cognitive impairment
  • PO4.36. Cristian Leorin (Italy): Driving eHealth education and innovation by involving experts with dementia: a case study
  • PO4.37. Yolanda Barrado-Martín (United Kingdom): What are the views of people living with dementia and their informal carers getting involved in Tai Chi practise?
  • PO4.38. Diana Schack Thoft (Denmark): Improving the communication and relation between people living with dementia and their relatives
  • PO4.40. Gerard Fealy (Ireland): Developing a resilience-enhancing resource for family carers of people with dementia: Lesson learned
  • PO4.42. Sara Laureen Bartels (Netherlands): The comprehensive view: combining self-reports and observations to understand everyday technology use of people with mci and dementia
  • PO4.43. Elisabeth Junglas (France): Meeting without boundaries
  • PO4.44. Lorène Gilly (France): “Living with Alzheimer’s or a related disease”
  • PO4.45. Tina Junge (Denmark): Effect of long-term group rehabilitation on physical performance in community-dwelling people with dementia
  • PO4.46. Kim Michael Alberg Sørensen (Denmark): Personal communication books for people with dementia
  • PO4.47. Katie Davis (United Kingdom): Stigma and dementia: our journey
  • PO4.48. Mario Possenti (Italy): The first experience of a working group of people with dementia for Federazione Alzheimer Italia

10.30-12.00 (MR05) Parallel Session on policies and strategies P25 Global and European collaborations on dementia

Chairperson: Dan Chisholm (WHO Europe)

  • P25.1. Gillian Barclay (United Kingdom): Act on dementia –  an EU joint action to improve the lives of people living with dementia and their carers
  • P25.2. Michael Smith (United Kingdom):  Important outcomes of Alzheimer’s disease from the perspective of people with the disease & their supporters
  • P25.3. Chris Lynch (United Kingdom): Global dementia action plan; national responses
  • P25.4. Bertrand Fougere (France): General Practitioners-Nurses Cooperation Improves Early Detection of Neurocognitive Disorders in Primary Care
  • P25.5. Annette Bauer (United Kingdom): Challenges of including patient-relevant outcomes in funding decisions for Alzheimer’s disease drugs, and consequences – A health technology assessment perspective
  • P25.6. Leslie Cartz-Piver (France): “Act on Dementia” – a new European educational training on neurocognitive disorders in primary care

10.30-12.00 (MR06) Parallel Session on genetics, prevention and treatment P26 Pharmacological treatment

Chairpersons: Pierre Korlak-Salmon (France)

  • P26.1. Lori Black (United Kingdom): Antipsychotic prescribing within dementia patients in care homes: how well do we adhere to NICE guidelines? An audit of our practice
  • P26.2. Kathryn Richardson (United Kingdom): Anticholinergic medication and benzodiazepine use and long-term cognitive decline and dementia
  • P26.3. Tatyana Sarycheva (Finland): Antiepileptic drug use and the risk of stroke among community-dwelling persons with Alzheimer’s disease: a matched cohort study
  • P26.4. Paraskevi Zafeiridi (United Kingdom): Early and Late onset dementia: a retrospective study assessing differences in drug treatment and outcomes
  • P26.5. Alan McMichael (United Kingdom): Assessing the rate of anticholinergic drug prescriptions for dementia patients in Northern Ireland
  • P26.6. Stina Saunders (United Kingdom): The Electronic Person Specific Outcome Measures (ePSOM) Project for Prodromal Alzheimer’s Dementia

10.30-12.00 (MR07) Parallel Session by INTERDEM P27 Promoting social health in dementia

Chairpersons: Rose-Marie Dröes (Netherlands) and Kevin Charras (France)

  • P27.1. Annelies Van Rijn (Netherlands): Developing Meeting Centers into Meeting Centers 3.0
  • P27.2. Fabrice Gzil (France): Self-management: the view of people with dementia
  • P27.3. Antonio Garcia-Casal (Spain): Technology challenges for improving social participation in older adults with dementia
  • P27.4. Helen Rochford-Brennan (Ireland): Social health from the perspective of a person with dementia

10.30-12.00 (MR08) Parallel Session by ROADMAP P28 Ethics challenges for real-world data


  • P28.1.
  • P28.2.
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10.30-12.00 (MR09) Parallel Session on care approaches P29 Assistive technologies

Chairperson: Franka Meiland (Netherlands)

  • P29.1. Rob Groot Zwaaftink (Netherlands): Online for support of family caregivers based on evidence based applications
  • P29.2. Dympna Casey (Ireland): “Oh, I’d love one of these {MARIO companion robot} – so if you buy me one I’ll give you the money” (Person with dementia). The impact of a companion robot in combating loneliness in people with dementia. The MARIO project
  • P29.3. Marjolein De Vugt (Netherlands):  Inlife, an online social support intervention for caregivers of people with dementia: an evaluation in a randomised controlled trial
  • P29.4. Gillian Anderson (Uited Kingdom): The future of dementia care: how Alzheimer Scotland is leading on person centred assistive technologies
  • P29.5. Arlene Astell (United Kingdom): IN-LIFE: A European digital platform for older adults living with dementia
  • P29.6. Theopisti Chrysanthaki (United Kingdom): Living safer and longer at home: The TIHM story

10.30-12.00 (MR10) Parallel Session on care services P30 Nursing home care

Chairperson: Øyvind Kerkevold (Norway)

  • P30.1. Hanneke Noordam (Netherlands): Evaluation of Sociotherapeutic Living Environments for individuals with dementia living in a nursing home
  • P30.2. Brian Crosbie (United Kingdom): Optimising hearing-related communication for care home residents with dementia (ORCHARD): a realist synthesis
  • P30.3. Antonella Pellitta (Italy): A model of integrated care for people with dementia: the experience of a temporary special dementia care unit (t-SDCU) in Modena District
  • P30.4. Laura Booi (Canada): The aching backbone of long term residential care: the narrative of the nurses aide
  • P30.5. Christophe Reintjens (France): Results of an extended dementia care model of intervention to an entire nursing home
  • P30.6. Sverre Bergh (Norway): The course of neuropsychiatric symptoms in nursing home residents from admission to 30-month follow-up

10.30-12.00 (MR11) Parallel Session on rights and dementia-friendly society P31 Consent and decision-making

Chairperson: Maria do Rosário Zincke dos Reis (Portugal)

  • P31.1. Henna Nikumaa (Finland): Supporting legal capacity of people with dementia
  • P31.2. Zümrüt Alpinar Sencan (Germany): Early dementia diagnosis and planning later life: preliminary results of an empirical-ethical study
  • P31.3. Jem Bhatt (United Kingdom): The ‘Who to tell, how and when’ intervention
  • P31.4. Cesar Rodriguez-Castello (United Kingdom): Specialist Dementia Units Improvement Programme: guidance on legal and ethical issues for participating teams
  • P31.5. Katja Karjalainen (Finland): Foreign guardianship decisions: pitfalls of recognition
  • P31.6. Alessandro Bosco (United Kingdom): Agency in dementia care: Systematic review and meta-ethnography.

10.30-12.00 (MR12) Sesión de CEAFA/FAE P32 Plan Nacional de Alzheimer


  • P32.1. José Antonio López Trigo (España): Apoyo integral sociosanitario
  • P32.2. David Pérez Martínez (España): El paciente con enfermedad de Alzheimer y su cuidador en el ámbito hospitalario

12.15-13.15 (MR09) Special Symposium SS3 Biogen

This special symposium is organised by Biogen

12.15-13.15 (MR10) Special Symposium SS4 Roche

This special symposium is organised by Roche

12.15-13.15 (MR11) Oral Poster presentations OP2

Chairperson: Iva Holmerová (Czech Republic)

  • OP2.1. Isabelle Rouch (France): One-year evolution of BPSD in patients hospitalized in Cognitive Behavioral Units: the EVITAL cohort
  • OP2.2. Michele Board (United Kingdom): Evaluating the impact of the virtual reality app” A walk through dementia” on students learning and practice
  • OP2.3. Yun-Hee Jeon (Australia): An international collaboration to improve dementia research participation and public engagement
  • OP2.4. Daniela Fernandez Gomora (United Kingdom): Global dementia friends network: Uniting against dementia
  • OP2.5. Susanna Buxó (Spain): Social understanding of dementia diagnosis
  • OP2.6. Suzanne Cahill (Ireland): Relational autonomy dignity consent and decision making
  • OP2.7. Sujoy Mukherjee (United Kingdom): Cognition, autonomy & vulnerability – decision making in dementia, the UK spproach
  • OP2.8. Verena Tatzer (Austria): Older people’s awareness on and experiences with living with dementia in rural communities in Austria
  • OP2.9. Nienke Van Wezel (Netherlands): Improving the lives of (future) people with dementia in the Netherlnads; our Dementia Friendly Programme
  • OP2.10. Alenka Virant (Slovenia): Dementia friendly spots –community support network for persons with dementia and their care partners
  • OP2.11. Katie Davis (United Kingdom): Co-researching with people living with dementia: a co-operative inquiry
  • OP2.12. Rebecca McDonnell (Spain): Involving couples living with dementia in the development of a strengths based approach to service delivery

13.00-14.00 Lunch break

14.00-15.30 (MR09-MR10-MR11) Plenary Session PL3 Dementia as a care priority

Chairperson: Myrra Vernooij-Dassen (Netherlands)

  • PL3.1. Meet the researchers of tomorrow: Sebastien Libert (Belgium): Assistive technologies in dementia: Findings of the INDUCT (Interdisciplinary Network for Dementia Using Current Technology) consortium
  • PL3.2. Gail Mountain (United Kingdom): Redefining and measuring meaningful outcomes for people with dementia
  • PL3.3. Marjolein de Vugt (Netherlands): Partner in balance: an example of tailored post-diagnostic support
  • PL3.4. Manuel Martín Carrasco (Spain): Reducing the use of antipsychotics in residential and nursing homes
  • PL3.5. Martina Roes (Germany): Fostering and sustaining relationships with people with dementia

15.30-16.00 Coffee break and poster presentations PO3 & PO4

16.00-17.30 (MR09-MR10-MR11) Plenary session PL4 Dementia as a research priority

Chairperson: José Manuel Ribera Casado (Spain)

  • PL4.1. Meet the researchers of tomorrow: Isadora Alves (Netherlands): The AMYPAD (Amyloid imaging to prevent Alzheimer’s disease) project: Improving our understanding, diagnosis and management of Alzheimer’s disease through the utilisation of ß-amyloid PET imaging.
  • PL4.2. María Isabel González Ingelmo (Spain): Importance of social and health care research in the field of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
  • PL4.3. Mercè Boada (Spain): Improving the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease through EU research collaborations
  • PL4.4. Philippe Amouyel (France): Genetics of Alzheimer’s disease, a state-of-play
  • PL4.5. Clive Ballard (United Kingdom): What pharmacological options for the treatment of behavioural symptoms of dementia?

17.30-17.45 (MR09-MR10-MR11) Closing ceremony

  • Welcome to the 29th Alzheimer Europe Conference in The Hague, Netherlands

Closing comments and farewell by

  • Micheline Selmes, Chairperson, Fundación Alzheimer España
  • Cheles Cantabrana, Chairperson, CEAFA
  • Iva Holmerová, Chairperson, Alzheimer Europe