In recent years, 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 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 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) a general video of our most recent conference and interviews with Hilary Doxford of the World Dementia Council and Norman McNamara, founder of the Purple Angel campaign. There is also a recording of the “Any Questions?” style event, chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby, that we ran in 2013.