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Detailed programme, abstracts and presentations

2013 St Julian's

Thursday, 10 October 2013

18.00-19.00 (Grandmaster Suite): Opening Ceremony

Welcome by:

  • Stephen Abela, Chairperson, Malta Dementia Society
  • Heike von Lützau-Hohlbein, Chairperson, Alzheimer Europe
  • Helga Rohra, Chairperson, European Working Group of People with Dementia

Address by:

  • His Excellency Dr. George Abela, the President of Malta

Short break

Opening statements by:

  • Hon. Dr. Godfrey Farrugia, Minister for Health
  • Hon. Ms. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, Minister for the Family and Social Solidarity
  • Hon. Dr. Franco Mercieca, Parliamentary Secretary for the Rights of Persons with Disability and Active Ageing

Keynote lecture: Martin Seychell, Deputy Director General, DG Health and Consumers, European Commission: The European Union’s contribution to addressing the challenge of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

19.00–20.30: Welcome Reception

Friday, 11 October 2013

08.30–10.00 (Grandmaster Suite) Plenary Session PL1: Integrated Care - click here for abstracts

Chairperson: Iva Holmerová (Czech Republic)

  • PL1.1. Angiolina Foster (Scottish Government): The commitment of the Scottish Government to post-diagnostic support
  • PL1.2. Chris Gastmans (Belgium): Dignity-enhancing care for persons with dementia and its application to advance directives
  • PL1.3. Gráinne McGettrick (Ireland): Dementia Palliative Care: Consensus building and signposting the future direction in Ireland
  • PL1.4. Jacqueline Parkes (United Kingdom): Improving access, care pathways and social care for people with young onset dementia

10.00–10.30 Coffee break and poster exhibition PO1: Integrated Care - click here for abstracts

  • PO1.1. Chris Nugent (United Kingdom): The evaluation of a visual editor for carers of people with dementia in the design of home based care
  • PO1.2. Iris Hochgraeber (Germany): Low-threshold support services for community-dwelling people with dementia in Germany – Volunteers turning into professionals
  • PO1.3. Michel Olivier (France): Alzheimer's caregivers health status in agriculture-related population of Brittany
  • PO1.4. Marie-Christine Closon (Belgium): Accompanying card for older persons staying at home :  Coordination, prevention and education tool for accompanying and allowing older persons being active
  • PO1.5. Phuong Leung (United Kingdom): Social support group interventions in people with dementia and mild cognitive impairment: A systematic review and meta-analysis
  • PO1.6. Ingo Kilimann (Germany): Effectiveness of a newly created curriculum for caregiver intervention in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
  • PO1.7. Siwaporn Chankrachang (Thailand): Multimodal nondrug therapy on dementia symptoms in nursing home residents with degenerative dementia in Thailand
  • PO1.9. Nikos Degleris (Greece): Population based norms by age and education for the MMSE. Ilion, Helioupolis Municipalities Hellenic Study (Il.Hel.M.Hel.St.)
  • PO1.10. Kristina Vella (Malta): The utility of cognitive tests in predicting safety to drive in people diagnosed with dementia
  • PO1.11. Karin Naldahl (Denmark): Dementia curriculum development innursingbaccalaureatestudy
  • PO1.12. Ursula Span (Austria): Singular and socially oriented group living for persons with dementia vs traditional nursing home- a pilot study
  • PO1.13. Stefanie Auer (Austria): Dementia Service Centers in Austria: A comprehensive Support Model for Persons with Dementia and their Carers
  • PO1.14. Marjolein Gysels (Netherlands): What influences place of care and death of people with dementia? A systematic review of qualitative evidence
  • PO1.15. Marjolein Gysels (Netherlands): Where do we start with the improvement of care for frail, older people: action points from the Dignity Network Group
  • PO1.16. Jon Boon (United Kingdom): Designing for dementia
  • PO1.17. Sophie Hodge (United Kingdom): Findings from the National Audit of Memory Services

10.30–12.00 (Grandmaster Suite) Plenary Session PL2: Prevention - click here for abstracts

Chairperson:Charles Scerri (Malta)

  • PL2.1. Martin Orrell (United Kingdom): Prevention of institutionalisation and hospitalisation: What place for case management? – Findings of a Cochrane Review
  • PL2.2. Tiia Ngandu (Finland): An overview of our current understanding of the prevention of dementia
  • PL2.3. Armelle Leperre-Desplanques (France): Preventing behavioural problems and avoiding the use of anti-psychotics – the Toolbox of the ALCOVE project
  • PL2.4. Myrra Vernooij-Dassen (Netherlands): Preventing carer burn-out: from co-victim treatment to carer empowerment

12.00–13.00 Lunch

13.00–14.00 (Perellos) Special Symposium SS1: “Nothing about us without us”, the European Working Group of People with Dementia - click here for abstract

This symposium is organised by Alzheimer Europe’s European Working Group of People with Dementia (EWGPWD).

13.00-14.00 (Wignacourt) Special Symposium SS2: STAR – European Dementia Care Training - click here for abstract

This symposium is organised by the STAR Consortium.

14.00–15.30 (Perellos) Parallel Session P1: From diagnosis to post-diagnostic support - click here for abstracts

Chairperson: Carmelo Aquilina (Malta)

  • P1.1. Horst Christian Vollmar (Germany): Changing attitudes towards dementia in general practice
  • P1.2.May-Hilde Garden (Norway): Facing the challenges together: A family training programme for younger people with dementia and their carers
  • P1.3. Krista Pajala (Finland): Network of memory expert and support centres provides information and guidance in Finland
  • P1.4. Dawn Brooker (United Kingdom): Evidence based recommendations for timely diagnosis of dementia: Benchmarking against the ALCOVE recommendations
  • P1.5. Milena von Kutzleben (Germany): How do family carers of community-dwelling people with dementia perceive the onset of the disease? Results from a qualitative study using a hermeneutic approach
  • P1.6. Steve Iliffe (United Kingdom): Does tailored education improve the diagnosis and management of dementia in general practice? Findings from the EVIDEM-ED pragmatic cluster RCT

14.00–15.30 (Wignacourt) Parallel Session P2: Preventing dementia - click here for abstracts

Chairperson: Charles Scerri (Malta)

  • P2.1. Frans Verhey (Netherlands): Risk factors for dementia: A systematic literature review and Delphi expert consensus
  • P2.2. Angelica Staniloiu (Germany): Healthy memory, healthy aging: The importance of proper memory processing in age
  • P2.3. Lorraine Boran (Ireland): Low cognitive activity as a risk factor in cognitive decline
  • P2.4. Emel Koseoglu (Turkey): Lipid soluble vitamins, lipids and body mass index in Alzheimer and vascular dementia
  • P2.5. Georgette-Marie Camilleri (Malta): Polyphenols in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease – some food for thought
  • P2.6. Jana Povová (Czech Republic): Epidemiology and genetics of Alzheimer’s disease

14.00–15.30 (Vilhena) Parallel Session P3: Perceptions and image of dementia - click here for abstracts

Chairperson: Dianne Gove (Luxembourg)

  • P3.1. Olivier Constant (Belgium): How to change the dominant perceptions of dementia – presentation of two recognised good practices
  • P3.2. Anthony Scerri (Malta): Evaluation of dementia knowledge, attitudes and educational needs among nursing students
  • P3.3. Debby Gerritsen (Netherlands): Dementia in the movies: portrayal of life in an institution
  • P3.4. Laëtitia Ngatcha-Ribert (France): Perceptions of Alzheimer’s disease in the media and in the cultural productions: evolutions from 2008 to 2013
  • P3.5. Patricia Mc Parland (United Kingdom): Dementia, What Comes to Mind?
  • P3.6. Stephen Cutler (USA): Concerns about cognitive functioning, dementia worries, and psychological well-being

14.00–15.30 (Verdala) Parallel Session P4: Assistive technologies - click here for abstracts

Chairperson: Heike von Lützau-Hohlbein (Germany)

  • P4.1. Mary Connolly (Ireland): “INDEPENDENT – The Alzheimer Society telecare experience”
  • P4.2. Cornelia Schneider (Austria): Electronic assistance services for people with dementia
  • P4.3. Phillip Hartin (United Kingdom): MedRAM: An autonomous medication management framework to schedule, remind and monitor adherence
  • P4.4. Lisa van Mierlo (Netherlands): DEM-DISC: an ICT tool for customised advice on care and welfare services
  • P4.5. Sigrid Aketun (Norway): Assistive Technology (Welfare Technology) and Dementia – Experiences from Alma´s House
  • P4.6. Ben Hicks (United Kingdom): Using gaming technology to benefit people with dementia

14.00–15.30 (Pinto) Parallel Session P5: INTERDEM - Improving and promoting psychosocial care for persons with dementia - click here for abstracts

Chairperson: Myrra Vernooij-Dassen (Netherlands)

  • P5.1. Myrra Vernooij-Dassen (Netherlands): Improving and promoting psychosocial care for persons with dementia
  • P5.2. Rabih Chattat (Italy): Psychosocial approaches and memory clinics: from knowledge to practice. A comparison between Italy and UK.
  • P5.3. Stefanie Auer (Austria): Promoting psychosocial care through a Dementia Service Centre Model
  • P5.4. Esme Moniz-Cook (United Kingdom): Challenge FamCare: how can we provide timely care for challenging behaviours in the family home?
  • P5.5. Margareta Halek (Germany): Dementia Care Mapping intervention: the challenge of improving daily practice in nursing homes
  • P5.6. Clive Ballard (United Kingdom): WHELD: A factorial randomised controlled trial of person centred care training, exercise, interaction and engagement and antipsychotic review to improve quality of life for people with dementia in care homes

This parallel session is organised by INTERDEM

15.30–16.00 Coffee break and poster exhibition PO2. Prevention - click here for abstracts

  • PO2.2. Angelica Staniloiu (Germany): Dissociative amnesia and dementia: Is there a link?
  • PO2.5. Kun Zou (Japan): Angiotensin type1a receptor deficiency ameliorates amyloid plaque formation
  • PO2.6. Ben Bahr (USA): Positive lysosomal modulator enhances clearance of toxic proteins in both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease mouse models
  • PO2.8. Vasiliki Orgeta (United Kingdom): Does physical activity reduce burden in carers of people with dementia: A systematic review and meta-analysis
  • PO2.9. Elena de Andrés-Jiménez and Rosa Maria Limiñana-Gras (Spain): Emotional and motivational aspects of coping with dementia in parents or partners
  • PO2.10. Nikos Degleris (Greece): Ilion epidemic study: A new screening test for cognitive deficits
  • PO2.11. Anastasia Bougea (Greece): Α rare presentation of an a-synuclein A53T positive sibling of new Greek family with severe cortical atrophy and elevated total-tau protein
  • PO2.12. Siwaporn Chankrachang (Thailand): Meeting the needs of rural caregivers: The development and evaluation of an Alzheimer's care-giving series

16.00–17.30 (Perellos) Parallel Session P6: Care in the community - click here for abstracts

Chairperson: Stefanie Auer (Austria)

  • P6.1. Charles Scerri (Malta): Knowledge and therapeutic management of Alzheimer’s disease among community pharmacists in the Maltese islands
  • P6.2. James Pearson (United Kingdom): Delivering integrated dementia care in Scotland: The 8 pillars model of community support
  • P6.3. Marijke van Dijk (Netherlands): Evaluation of the transition of institutional psychogeriatric day care into easy-access community-based support centres for people with dementia and their carers; a multicenter study
  • P6.4. Ursula Span (Austria): Singular and socially oriented group living for persons with dementia vs traditional nursing home- a pilot study
  • P6.5. Aud Johannessen (Norway): Motivating and discouraging factors with being a support contact in the dementia care sector: a grounded theory study
  • P6.6. Stephen Abela (Malta): Time for Breakfast – an opportunity for meaningful activity in hospitalised persons with dementia

16.00–17.30 (Wignacourt) Parallel Session P7: Research with people with dementia - click here for abstracts

Chairperson: Marco Blom (Netherlands)

  • P7.1. Kohkan Shamsi (USA): Managing eligibility, amyloid related imaging abnormalities (ARIA), and efficacy evaluations in Alzheimer disease clinical trials: Points to consider
  • P7.2. Marjolein Gysels (Netherlands): Obtaining and maintaining consent for research participation from patients with impaired capacity: Best practice recommendations from the MORECare consultation workshop on ethical issues in palliative care research
  • P7.3. Niall McCrae (United Kingdom): Experience of people with dementia and their carers in a major clinical trial
  • P7.4. Gayle Borley (United Kingdom): Considerations when involving people with dementia in research
  • P7.5. Louise Nygård (Sweden): Development of an easy-to-use videophone for people with dementia
  • P7.6. Dianne Gove (Luxembourg): Alzheimer Europe recommendations on the ethics of dementia research

16.00–17.30 (Vilhena) Parallel Session P8: Dementia-friendly communities - click here for abstracts

Chairperson: Marvin Formosa (Malta)

  • P8.1. Neil Mapes (United Kingdom): Connecting people living with dementia to nature: A celebration of woodland
  • P8.2. Olivia Mastry (USA): ACT on Alzheimer’s: A unique toolkit available to all communities to foster dementia capability
  • P8.3. Marian and Shaun Naidoo (United Kingdom): Connected Compassionate Communities “Something to believe in” – the embodiment of life affirming energy and hope for the future
  • P8.4. Brian Malone on behalf of the Scottish Dementia Working Group (United Kingdom): “I’d like a dementia-friendly world, but I’ll start with my local community”
  • P8.5. Petra Plunger (Austria): Dementia friendly community pharmacies – building participatory networks for community-based care
  • P8.6. Richard Ward (United Kingdom): The lived experience of the neighbourhood for carers of people with dementia

16.00–17.30 (Verdala) Parallel Session P9: Dementia and the arts - click here for abstracts

Chairperson: Susan McFadden (USA)

  • P9.1. Jutta E. Ataie (USA): A visual exploration of the dementia experience: Uncovering multiple meanings of well-being
  • P9.2. Silvia Ragni (Italy): Aesthetic emotions in people with dementia: Making museum art accessible to people with dementia
  • P9.3. Ann Pascoe (United Kingdom): How photography, blogging and the arts helped a person with dementia accept his diagnosis
  • P9.4. Judith Mollard (France): Alzheimer’s disease and artistic mediation workshops
  • P9.5. Derek Eland (United Kingdom): (Don’t) Mention Dementia – groundbreaking engagement work in the UK
  • P9.6. Sandra Oppikofer (Switzerland): “Awakened Art Stories” – rediscovering art with dementia 

16.00–17.30 (Pinto) Parallel Session P10: Alzheimer Cooperative Valuation in Europe (ALCOVE) - click here for abstract

Chairperson: Isabelle Avallone (Malta)

  • P10.1. Armelle Leperre Desplanques (France): ALCOVE Joint Action: an overview
  • P10.2. Dawn Brooker (United Kingdom): ALCOVE recommendations for achieving a timely diagnosis for people living with dementia
  • P10.3. Dianne Gove (Luxembourg): ALCOVE in cooperation with Alzheimer Europe for ethics in dementia
  • P10.4. Pierre Krolak-Salmon (France): ALCOVE propositions for BPSD Support Systems: a holistic approach in 3 dimensions

This parallel session is organised by ALCOVE.

Saturday, 12 October 2013

08.30–10.00 (Perellos) Parallel Session P11: Carer training - click here for abstracts

Chairperson: Martin Ward (Malta)

  • P11.1. Rose-Marie Dröes (Netherlands): Development and evaluation of the European STAR training portal: Skilling and re-skilling carers of people with dementia
  • P11.2. Fiona Kelly (United Kingdom): Care provision for people with dementia in Maltese hospital wards: paradoxes between hospital staff perceptions and observational and audit data
  • P11.3. Daniel Grima (Malta): The nurses’ attitudes towards care of residents with dementia
  • P11.4. Bart Hattink (Netherlands): Into D’mentia: Development & evaluation of a virtual-reality experience of dementia
  • P11.5. Caroline Brown (United Kingdom): Putting the positives into caring: A workshop designed by carers for carers
  • P11.6. Sirkkaliisa Heimonen (Finland): Logotherapeutic approach enhances the skills of professional carers

08.30-10.00 (Wignacourt) Parallel Session P12: Preventing carer burnout - click here for abstracts

Chairperson: Mark Xuereb (Malta)

  • P12.1. Stefanie Auer (Austria): Alzheimer holiday in Austria
  • P12.2. Sandra Poudevida (Spain): Evaluation of a group psychotherapeutic intervention for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease
  • P12.3. Philippe Duval (France): The Aloïs Network
  • P12.4. Htay U Hla (United Kingdom): Promoting behaviour and coping in family carers of people with dementia
  • P12.5.Catherine Bassal (Switzerland): Caring for residents with dementia: Interplay between emotion, emotion regulation, and well-being in professional caregivers
  • P12.6. Karin Wolf-Ostermann (Germany): Dementia Care Networks in Germany: The DEMNET-D-Study

08.30-10.00 (Vilhena) Parallel Session P13: Dementia strategies and policies - click here for abstracts

Chairperson:James Pearson (United Kingdom)

  • P13.1. Marie-Odile Desana (France): The extension of the French Alzheimer plan to neurodegenerative diseases
  • P13.2. Kerry Jones (United Kingdom): The role of dementia support workers in the community in removing the barriers to isolation and exclusion following diagnosis
  • P13.3. Karishma Chandaria (United Kingdom): Creating dementia friendly communities: Findings from the UK
  • P13.4. Michael Splaine (USA): Making dementia a global public health priority: Translating global actions into local energy
  • P13.5. Anne-Marie Bruijs (Netherlands): Why case management fits in a dementia-friendly society
  • P13.6. Areti  Efthymiou (Greece): Impact of the economic crisis on carers of dementia patients in Greece

08.30-10.00 (Verdala) Parallel Session P14: New psychosocial interventions - click here for abstracts

Chairperson:Monika Natlacen (Austria)

  • P14.1. Simone Willig (Germany): A lot of things work better with music – Music therapy and dementia
  • P14.2. Hanneke Donkers (Netherlands): Feasibility of a newly developed tailor-made social fitness program for community-dwelling older people with dementia and caregivers
  • P14.3. Jeni Bell (United Kingdom): Admiral nursing in an acute hospital – creating a dementia friendly hospital
  • P14.4. Patrizia Bruno (Italy): Dementia in the elderly: Interventions diversified by competences. Educating to recognise emotions and psycho-physical potentials
  • P14.5. Maud Graff (Netherlands): Determinants for success and failure in the implementation of an evidence based occupational therapy intervention in the Netherlands
  • P14.6. Alison Ward (United Kingdom): Developing a creative and theatre based intervention for young people with dementia and their carers.

08.30-10.00 (Pinto) Parallel Session P15: Mediterranean Alzheimer’s Alliance - click here for abstract

Chairpersons:Charles Scerri (Malta) and Najib Kissani (Morocco):

  • P15.1. Federico Palermiti (Monaco): Mediterranean Alzheimer’s Alliance: Making Alzheimer's disease a priority in the Mediterranean
  • P15.2. Najib Kissani (Morocco): First initiatives taken in Morocco
  • P15.3. Anne Marie Duguet (France): Influence of socio-cultural factors on the needs and care of elderly immigrants from North Africa with cognitive disorders
  • P15.4. Magda Tsolaki (Greece): Quality of life and non pharmacological interventions in the Mediterranean

This parallel session is organised by the Mediterranean Alzheimer’s Alliance.

10.00-10.30 Coffee break and poster exhibition PO3. Dementia-friendly society - click here for abstracts

  • PO3.1. John and Susan McFadden (USA): The Fox Valley Memoryproject: Creating adementia-friendlycommunity in the US
  • PO3.2. Petra Plunger (Austria): Dementia friendly community pharmacies – building participatory networks for community-based care
  • PO3.3. Stefanie Auer (Austria): Master course for dementia studies at the Danube University Krems, Austria
  • PO3.4. Michael Splaine (USA): Journey of Care: World Alzheimer Report 2013
  • PO3.5. Marjolein Gysels (Netherlands): Changing definitions of end of life care: including dementia under its remit
  • PO3.6. Clare Cutler (United Kingdom): The impact of war and living with dementia
  • PO3.7. Deborah Spiteri (Malta): Lived experiences of caring for a family member with dementia in Malta
  • PO3.8. Leena Erola (Finland): The Alzheimer Society of Finland urges Finns to TAKE CARE!
  • PO3.9. Olivera Bundaleska (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia): Quality of life in community
  • PO3.10. Nikos Degleris (Greece): Enrichment cognitive strategies for brain stimulation
  • PO3.11. Nikos Degleris (Greece): Psychoeducation for caregivers of Alzheimer’s and related disorders patients (cognitive – behavioural approach)
  • PO3.12. Jutta E Ataie (USA): Photovoice projects: building blocks for a dementia-friendly society
  • PO3.13. Avril Easton (Ireland): Developing dementia friendly communities in Ireland
  • PO3.14. May-Hilde Garden (Norway): The world’s biggest fundraising day for dementia
  • PO3.15. Sabine Henry (Belgium): Dementia friendly cities
  • PO3.16. Ann Pascoe (United Kingdom): Growing rural dementia friendly communities across the Scottish Highlands
  • PO3.17. Anne-Marie Bruijs (Netherlands): The dementia friendly society in the Netherlands
  • PO3.18. Karishma Chandaria (United Kingdom): Creating dementia friendly communities: Findings from the UK
  • PO3.19. Anna Brorsson (Sweden): Activities in public space and being a pedestrian goes hand in hand
  • PO3.20. Marie-Christine Closon (Belgium): Pilot project for a dementia friendly commune
  • PO3.21. Arlene Crockett (United Kingdom): Building a dementia friendly community in Motherwell town centre: Our story so far
  • PO3.22. Louise Nygard (Sweden): Engagement in life style activities and difficulties to use everyday technology: a study of people with Alzheimer’s disease, MCI and controls
  • PO3.23. Michael Splaine (USA): Dementia friendly initiatives: A report on national initiatives in hospital care for persons with dementia

10.30-12.00 (Perellos) Parallel Session P16: Residential care - click here for abstracts

Chairperson:Rabih Chattat (Italy)

  • P16.1. Karin Wolf-Ostermann (Germany): Proxy-rated quality of life in residential dementia care – Identification of influencing factors
  • P16.2. Marion Villez (France): Gardens: living spaces for the well being of people with dementia and their relatives
  • P16.3. Siwaporn Chankrachang (Thailand): Multimodal non-drug therapy on dementia symptoms in nursing home residents with degenerative dementia in Thailand
  • P16.4. Jean-Bernard Mabire (France): Social interaction and dementia: how people with dementia behave when they are put in social situations? An observational study
  • P16.5. Iva Holmerová (Czech Republic): Data collection and processing in care of persons with dementia
  • P16.6. Eva Karlsson (Sweden): Integrated sensor-based monitoring for people with dementia in a nursing home to promote a person-centered care

10.30-12.00 (Wignacourt) Parallel Session P17: Preventing behavioural problems and hospitalisation - click here for abstracts

Chairperson:David Mamo (Malta)

  • P17.1. Evan Morris (United Kingdom): Fire and rescue service and Age UK collaborate to keep people with dementia safe, well and independent
  • P17.2. Annalisa Bonora (Italy): A management plan for people with dementia:  an experience of a special care unit
  • P17.3. Orrell Martin (United Kingdom): Cochrane Review: Case management for people with dementia
  • P17.4. Knud D. Andersen (Denmark): Preventing aggressive behaviour and BPSD – a multicomponent method and organicational model
  • P17.5. Herlind Megges (Germany): Caregiver needs analysis for product development of an assistive technology system in dementia care
  • P17.6. Afifa Qazi (United Kingdom): Cochrane Review: Psychological treatments for depression and anxiety in dementia and mild cognitive impairment

10.30-12.00 (Vilhena) Parallel Session P18: Legal and ethical issues - click here for abstracts

Chairperson: Bridget Ellul (Malta)

  • P18.1. Anna Mäki-Petäjä-Leinonen (Finland): A person with dementia and restriction of freedom
  • P18.2. Jill Manthorpe (United Kingdom): Preventing crime and safeguarding people with dementia
  • P18.3. Gary Mitchell (United Kingdom): The therapeutic use of doll therapy for people with dementia: ethical considerations
  • P18.4. Maartje Wils (Belgium): Improving advance care planning in patients with dementia in a nursing home: defining facilitating factors and barriers
  • P18.5. Merja Riikonen (Finland): Moving on from the Home Door – Ethical aspects of using tracking technology
  • P18.6. Maria do Rosário Zincke dos Reis (Portugal): After diagnosis support in Portugal – Important issues on advance directives

10.30-12.00 (Verdala) Parallel Session P19: Involving people with dementia - click here for abstracts

Chairperson: Birgitta Martensson (Switzerland)

  • P19.1. Avril Easton (Ireland): Learning Together – The Alzheimer Society of Ireland experience of establishing the first Irish Working Group of People with Dementia
  • P19.2. Michelle Burns (USA): Innovation in Programming: Why is art so important for those with dementia?
  • P19.3. Laura Tarzia (Australia): Don’t try and take over! Everyday decision making for people with dementia and their family carers
  • P19.4. Sabine Jansen (Germany): More participation for people with dementia
  • P19.5. Clare Cutler (United Kingdom): Tales from the sea: engaging people with dementia in maritime archaeology
  • P19.6. Fritze Kristensen (Denmark): Thebiomedical concept of disease of Alzheimer’s disease generates from a patient perspective a cleft between diagnosis and the life with dementia

10.30-12.00 (Pinto) Parallel Session P20: Malta Dementia Society - click here for abstract

Chairpersons:Charles Scerri (Malta) Stephen Abela (Malta)

  • P20.1. Charles Scerri (Malta):Malta’s Strategy for Dementia: A way forward

This parallel session is organised by the Malta Dementia Society and will partly be held in Maltese.

12.00–13.00 Lunch

13.00–14.00 (Perellos) Special Symposium SS3: The evolving role of patients advocacy groups in clinical trials education - click here for abstract

Moderator: Iva Holmerová (Czech Republic)

  • SS3.1. Gary Geipel (USA): Patient enrolment in cancer clinical trials: How public and cancer patients perceive clinical trials
  • SS3.2. Philip Scheltens (Netherlands): Participation in clinical trials: lessons from other areas and the role of patients advocacy groups

This symposium is organised by Eli Lilly & Co.

13.00-14.00 (Wignacourt) Workshop WS1: Whose Shoes? – Making it real for people living with dementia - click here for abstract

This workshop is run by Gill Phillips and Shahana Ramsden (United Kingdom)

14.00–15.30 (Grandmaster Suite): Plenary Session PL3: Innovation and dementia - click here for abstracts

Chairperson: Maurice O’Connell (Ireland)

  • PL3.1. Nina Baláčková (Czech Republic): Giving a voice to people with dementia – the experience of the European Working Group of People with Dementia
  • PL3.2. Elisabetta Vaudano (Italy): Alzheimer’s disease – a priority of the Innovative Medicines Intiative
  • PL3.3. David Mamo (Malta): Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia: The elephant in the room?
  • PL3.4. Franka Meiland (Netherlands): Assistive technologies supporting people with dementia and their carers

15.30–16.00 Coffee break and poster exhibition PO4. Innovation - click here for abstracts

  • PO4.2. Chloé Gerves (France): How much are support services worth? The case of Informal caregivers of care recipients with Alzheimer’s Disease in ICS-HIS French panel data
  • PO4.3. Philipp Koldrack (Germany): Cognitive assistance to support social integration in Alzheimer’s disease
  • PO4.5. Daniela Holle (Germany): English translation of an assessment for identifying triggers and causes of dementia related challenging behaviour - IdA
  • PO4.7. Gary Mitchell (United Kingdom): The therapeutic use of doll therapy for people with dementia: A systematic review of the literature
  • PO4.10. Radim Krupicka (Czech Republic): Data collection and processing in care of persons with dementia
  • PO4.11. Shun-Gu Lin (Taiwan): Prescription pattern of Chinese herbal products for Alzheimer's disease in Taiwan: a population-based study
  • PO4.12. Sally Osborne (Australia): “There’s a life for us, if we risk it!” Is a diagnosis of dementia a risky business?
  • PO4.14. Ursula Blaschke (Germany): Do not forget the songs – a choir for people with and without dementia 

16.00–17.15 (Grandmaster Suite): Plenary Session PL4: Dementia-friendly society - click here for abstracts

Chairperson: Stephen Abela (Malta)

  • PL4.1. Joost van Hoof (Netherlands): Ageing-in-place: Living arrangements for people with dementia in the community
  • PL4.2. Carmelo Aquilina (Malta/Australia): Persistence of the self in dementia
  • PL4.3. Anthea Innes (United Kingdom): Dementia care: personal journeys to dementia friendly societies

17.15–17.30 (Grandmaster Suite): Closing Ceremony

Presentation and invitation to 24th Alzheimer Europe Conference in Glasgow, Scotland

Closing comments and farewell by:

  • Stephen Abela, Chairperson, Malta Dementia Society
  • Heike von Lützau-Hohlbein, Chairperson, Alzheimer Europe

 

2013 Malta-Opening ceremony

 
 

Last Updated: Tuesday 29 October 2013

 

 
  • Acknowledgements

    The 23rd Alzheimer Europe Conference in St. Julian's, Malta received funding from the European Union, in the framework of the Health Programme. Alzheimer Europe and the Malta Dementia Society gratefully acknowledge the additional support provided by foundations and companies.
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