See the ‘ME’ in deMEntia: End of life care and the Prime Minister’s Dementia Challenge to 2020

Event type: 
1 December 2015

10th Annual Conference on Dementia and End of Life

Tuesday 1st December 2015

Montcalm Hotel at Marble Arch, 34-40 Great Cumberland Place, London, W1H 7TW

NCPC and our partners have been working for over 10 years to improve end of life care for people with dementia. It is a great step forward that the Prime Minister’s new 2020 Dementia Challenge contains explicit ambitions for end of life care. Now, in the new parliament, there is a real opportunity for us to explore how the impetus of the Challenge can make a difference to the lives of people living with dementia and their carers.

This conference brought together national and international leaders in the field as well as people with lived experience, to explore the Challenge’s “I” statements and to establish how these aspirations can become reality. Delegates heard about national implementation of the Challenge, and learnt from a wide range of practical examples from across the country.

This conference :

  • Heard from experts in the field and debated how to turn the “I” statement aspirations of the 2020 Challenge into the reality for people with dementia and their carers
  • Reflected on lessons learnt in the 10 years of this event and identified where we need to be by 2020
  • Included state of play presentations on a wide variety of issues including research, housing, and new models of care
  • Featured keynote sessions on implementation of the Dementia Challenge nationally, as well as an international perspective
  • Drew on people’s personal experiences to demonstrate the impact of person-centred care for people with dementia
  • Provided a valuable forum for people working in dementia care and end of life


Sessions included:

  • 10 years: lesson learned and actions for the future
  • Key Note speech by Professor Colm Cunningham
  • Panel debate with people with lived experience 
  • Sessions covering the Dementia Challenge "I" statements 
  • Key Note by Lorraine Jackson from the Department of Health on implementing the Prime Minister’s Dementia Challenge
  • And much more