By Siobhan McDermott

July 15th, 2015

Celebrated journalist Baroness Joan Bakewell to present awards at the International Dementia Conference

DSDC and the Care & Dementia Show are delighted to announce that the presentation of awards at the International Dementia Conference is to be made by Joan Bakewell.

Baroness Bakewell was appointed as a voice for older people by the UK government in 2008 and she has a fantastic record as an advocate for older women in public roles, especially the media.  Dame Joan is a life peer in the House of Lords.

A recent Alzheimer's Disease International report has outlined that  dementia world wide is a women’s issue, as dementia disproportionately affects women as carers, care workers and people affected by dementia.  Dame Joan has a voice that is heard on care issues at top levels in government.

The International Dementia Conference will celebrate the best in dementia care and outline new research in the area.  People with dementia and their carers are welcome at this great opportunity to share and learn what is new. 

The Care & Dementia Show that is an integral part of the event will include hundreds of exhibitors showing off new products that really can take dementia care forward whether at home, in a care home or in hospital.  It is an event not to be missed. 

It is not too late to submit a paper, or to take a space in the exhibition.  The event is part of the Dementia Festival of Ideas supported by the Dementia Services Development Trust.

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