Let’s Talk Dementia Conference 2019

Let’s Talk Dementia Conference 2019

As part of (20th – 26th May) in Bromley borough, Orpington 1st is sponsoring a unique, borough-wide dementia conference, working with the Bromley Dementia Support Hub.

The conference will bring together individuals living with dementia, their carers, charities, local public services, organisations and businesses to discuss, connect with and support people affected by dementia in Bromley borough.

Please join us to hear informed contributions from guest speakers, including people diagnosed and living with dementia, and the local businesses and organisations taking action to improve their daily lives.

This is an opportunity to develop new partnerships and learn about the changes you, your organisation and community can make to help local people living with dementia live well in Bromley borough.


Guest Speakers


Sharon Baldwin

Executive Director Orpington First BID Team


Samantha Buckland

Bromley DAA Member Engagement & Marketing Lead

Samantha is a portfolio pharmacist and an independent consultant of her own health and wellbeing business. She has worked across various sectors of pharmacy including community, hospital, primary care, general practice and care homes and is now an education supervisor with CPPE giving postgraduate level mentoring for pharmacy professionals on the NHS England pathways; clinical pharmacists in general practice and medicines optimisation in care homes and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Foundation Pharmacist programme.

This fits well with her passion to support those living well with dementia. Both professionally looking at research into better nutrition, health and wellbeing of those with dementia in care homes, and voluntarily supporting the Bromley DAA as their member engagement and marketing lead.

Samantha is also sectional assistant with her local scout troop, a part-time carer, full-time mum and part-time marathon walker.


Angela Clayton Turner

Chair, Bromley Dementia Action Alliance


Hilary Duxford

At the age of 53, Hilary Duxford was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s Disease. She is an Ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Society and also a member of their Research Network. Following her attendance at the 2013 G8 Dementia Summit, she was appointed to the World Dementia Council in 2015 and is a former Vice-Chair of the European Working Group of People with Dementia. Speaking nationally and internationally as a person living with dementia she participates in research studies, champions ‘Join Dementia Research’ and is a founder member of the Three Nations Dementia Working Group. She is a member of many committees and steering groups including the Government’s Dementia Programme Board chaired by Caroline Dinenage, Minister of State for Health and Social Care.


Colin Capper

Head of Research Development and Evaluation, Alzheimer’s Society (UK)

Colin Capper has worked in dementia care for over 15 years, within home care, residential care, and as a dementia support worker for the Alzheimer’s Society before going on to manage services for the Society across London. Colin managed the Society’s Service Development Team and led the development of Dementia Adviser Services, Carer Information and Support Programme, and initiated projects to develop and test innovative services for people affected by dementia from South Asian backgrounds, and self-management interventions for people with dementia.

Since moving into Research and Development, Colin has been responsible for evaluation and impact measurement, including the development of the Society’s Impact Framework, research translation and innovation and contributed to the development and delivery of the Society’s New Deal on Dementia Strategy in establishing and working with our research Centres of Excellence. Colin has an MSc in Dementia Studies and has a special interest in evaluating the impact of Dementia Friendly Initiatives and the role Technology can play in improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of dementia.


Naomi Gallant

Occupational Therapy Lead, Churchill & Elizabeth Wards, Orpington Hospital, College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Dr Adrian Treloar

Consultant – Older People’s Mental Health Services, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust



The Let’s Talk Bromley dementia conference will be held at The Odeon Cinema, The Walnuts Shopping Centre, Orpington, BR6 0TW on Thursday 23rd May 2019, from 9am until 12pm.

Book Your Free Place

Admission is free but please book your place on Eventbrite

or contact

Nicola Fishman
Tel: 020 8315 1885

If you care, be there.

From arts, crafts, exercise and singing groups, find out more about local Bromley Dementia Action Week 2019 events, running from 20th – 26th May 2019.

Innovation in Dementia Event for Carers and Professionals

The Bromley Dementia Action Alliance (supported by the Bromley Dementia Support Hub) is holding its second annual meeting on Tuesday 17th October 2017, showcasing recent innovations in dementia support and how Bromley is becoming a dementia-friendly community.

This free event is for family dementia carers and professionals and will be attended by the Mayor of Bromley, Cllr Kathy Bance MBE and guest speakers from the Bromley NHS Clinical Commissioning Group, local Metropolitan Police, Alzheimer’s Society, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust and Mytime Active. Topics covered will include how assistive technologies can help people with dementia to live well, how they can stay safe in their own homes and local community and how local services are supporting people with dementia who live in care homes, when they have to go into hospital.

As well as finding out about local dementia support services available at information stalls, people attending the event will also hear from a family carer, Lorraine McGlone, who cared for her husband with dementia. After his recent presentation to the United Nations (UN) Committee on Rights of Persons with Disabilities, dementia ambassador and speaker, Keith Oliver, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at 55 years old, will also be speaking about his experience of living well with dementia.

The Innovation in Dementia event will take place on Tuesday 17th October 2017, 10am to 3pm at the Great Hall, Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley BR1 3UH. There is no need to book a place at this free event – just turn up on the day.


10am – 1pm

Bromley Dementia Action Alliance
Bromley Dementia Support Hub
Lorraine McGlone – Carer
Keith Oliver – Dementia Ambassador living with dementia
Local service information stalls
Metropolitan Police – Phyllis Rooney
Alzheimer’s Society – Richard Patel
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Mytime Active.

2 – 3pm

Bromley NHS CCG – Dr Angela Bhan
Care home and Sutton Ambulance professionals.

If you do have any queries about the event, please contact Nikki Fishman at the Bromley Dementia Support Hub (020 8315 1885, nicola.fishman@dementiahub.org.uk).