Since 2014, BRACE has held a conference in Bristol in early November. Most recently, we have used the title “Together for Dementia” (#Together4Dementia) to state clearly what this is about.

The purpose of the conference is to bring together a wide range of organisations and individuals who are involved in dementia. This could mean, for example, research scientists, clinicians, charities, carers, solicitors, care home managers, social workers, campaigners and, of course, people who themselves have dementia.

The idea is that we can all learn from one another, not least from those who are living with the condition, and that new collaborations may evolve as a result of new connections.

The conferences have been to date, expertly chaired by BRACE ambassador Sir Martyn Lewis CBE. Details of the next conference will always be published as soon as they are known. To see details of forthcoming conferences and workshops, please visit our events listing page.

You can view (below) two short videos from 2018's conference, the first video covers the impact of BRACE's funding in to dementia research, including part-funding a project which has discovered an internationally recognised link between gum disease and Alzheimer's (you can find out more here).

The second video is an interview by Sir Martyn Lewis with Sunday Times best-selling dementia author, Wendy Mitchell and how she is 'living dementia her way.' Wendy's down-to-earth approach towards her dementia diagnosis and her tireless efforts to campaign on behalf of those with dementia, for a better quality of life, has gained her many fans both in and out of the dementia world; she proved to be a very popular guest-speaker at 2018's conference.