UK Dementia Congress

The Journal of Dementia Care is delighted to announce that the 16th UK Dementia Congress will be held at the MAC (Midlands Arts Centre) Birmingham on 8­-9 November 2022. The UK Dementia Congress is the largest annual multi­disciplinary dementia­ focused event and exhibition in the UK.

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS Deadline: midnight 31 July 2022

We invite proposals for presentations and posters on any aspect of support, care and treatment for people with dementia and their families, in any setting.

More information on how to submit your proposal will follow soon

Knowledge­ based practice

The UK Dementia Congress is the best opportunity for professionals to learn from and be inspired by others’ experience, make connections and build bridges towards best practice in their own localities. All presentations should demonstrate how practice is linked to knowledge gained from research, experience, guidelines or expert consensus. We will give preference to papers that in­clude an element of evaluation of a project or service, with scrutiny of the factors that led to success or failure, what were the barriers to progress, whether these were overcome and how, and drawing out conclusions and lessons learned on quality and cost­ effectiveness. As always, we are interested in a broad range of papers but this year would particularly welcome proposals on (but not limited to): dementia care in acute hospital settings; technology, dementia care and living well; end of life care for people with dementia; learning disability and dementia; home support for people living with dementia.

Involving people with dementia and carers

As in previous years, a strong theme running through the Congress will be the experience of people living with dementia, and involvement of them and their families in services at every level. As appropriate, proposals should show that this important aspect has been addressed in their project or service.

If you have any queries please email Sue Benson (

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