Dementias 2021

23rd National Conference

Thursday 21 & Friday 22 January 2021, Cavendish Conference Centre, London
Dear Colleagues,

It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the 23rd National Dementias conference. 

As we all start to return to a new way of working, prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is clear that ensuring that people with dementia get the best possible management is more important than ever. The Dementias series, already an essential event in the calendar of all those with an interest in any aspect of dementia, provides the ideal opportunity for an evidence based update on recent best practice for dementia diagnosis, management and care.

Programme planners Professor Alistair Burns and Professor 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 2021 include: 
  • The impact of Covid-19 on dementia practice
  • Early progress towards dementia prevention
  • Driving and dementia
  • The importance of hearing and vision
  • CSF biomarkers and imaging 
  • Palliative care 
  • Post diagnosis carer support
  • What can epidemiology tell us about dementia
  • An update on genetics and dementia
  • Frontotemporal dementia
  • Lewy body dementia
  • Dementia and delirium
  • Stroke and dementia
  • Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia
  • Mental capacity assessments
We are working closely with Cavendish venues to ensure appropriate social distancing measures will be in place as the health and safety of staff, speakers and attendees is our highest priority. Here are some of the safety measures you can expect to see at Dementias 2021: Covid-19.

Whether you have been before, perhaps several times, or whether you will be a new attendee, you'll find this 23rd 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