Dementias 2020

22nd National Conference

13th and 14th February 2020, Cavendish Conference Centre, London
Dear Colleagues,

It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the 22nd National Dementias conference. 

The Dementias series has become an essential event in the calendar of all those with an interest in old age psychiatry.

Programme planners Professor Alistair Burns and Dr John O’Brien have once again put together an outstanding agenda, with plenty of time to exchange ideas and network over the two days.

Key themes for 2020 include: 
  • An update from the Dementia Research Institute
  • Use of CSF biomarkers for dementia diagnosis
  • How to diagnose and manage delirium
  • The use of imaging in dementia
  • Treatment of behavioural symptoms in dementia
  • The role of General Practice
  • Rapidly progressive dementia
  • How to prevent dementia
  • New therapeutic approaches to dementia
  • Palliative care 
  • Lewy body dementia
  • Post-diagnostic support
You will again have the opportunity to present your poster, with the winner of the best poster receiving a slot on the programme as well as a free place at the next Dementias conference. 

Whether you have been before, perhaps several times, or whether you will be a new attendee, you'll find this 22nd conference will be informative, interactive and enjoyable. 

We look forward to seeing you in London in 2020!


Professor Alistair Burns, CBE & Professor John O'Brien

"Overall the conference is fascinating and very well organised. Very up to date information. Venue and food superb."

Dacia Bibawy – Specialty doctor

"Very informative programme. Diverse professionals such as nurses, psychologist, occupational therapists would benefit from attending."

Clinical Nurse, Ashford and St Peter's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

"Excellent update"

Smita Sexena, Consultant Psychiatrist

"Thank you for a wonderful conference!"

Dr Dino Matthews, Associate Specialist in Older People's Mental Health, Alderney Hospital

"A very good and successful conference with a very high standard. Looking forward to the next Dementias conference!"

Khalid Mufti, Old Age Psychiatrist, Essex Partnership University NHS Trust

"Great conference! Exceeded expectations."

Consultant in Cardiology, The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust