Exhibitors at Let's Talk Dementia

You will have the opportunity to speak to a wide range of exhibitors, and join in with some family, and dementia friendly activities.

BRACE Dementia Research

BRACE is proud to be the event host for Let's Talk Dementia. We are a leading Bristol charity, funding dementia research across seven key sites in the South West.

There will be the chance to learn more about the research we fund. Christmas cards will also be available to buy.

Alive Activities

Alive is a charity dedicated to enriching the lives of older people, in particular those who are living with dementia, improving both their wellbeing and health.  We support older people who are living at home or in care to access meaningful activity and engagement bringing joy and connections to their lives.   

We work in care homes, providing a range of activity sessions for residents and training for staff.  Our activity varies from music to reminiscence, exercise to gardening. We bring schools and care homes together to form friendships and connections.  Our training supports carers to ensure there are delivering true person centred care. 

Our allotments and gardens connect members with nature and the wider community. 

They will be offering the chance to do some pot planting.

Bristol Dementia Hit

Dementia HIT aims to work with our partners to achieve the best quality of life for people and their families living with dementia.

South West Dementia Brain Bank

South West Dementia Brain Bank (SWDBB) is part of the University of Bristol. It is housed within the Learning & Research building at Southmead Hospital and has been open for the receipt of brain donations for dementia research since 1984. The aim of the Brain Bank is to provide researchers with access to high quality brain tissue to further our understanding of dementia. The availability of this donated tissue is essential for dementia research both in the UK and worldwide. Almost all major advances in our understanding and treatment of dementia have been based on research in human tissue, and this is only possible because of the altruism of our donors and the support of charities like BRACE. 

The ReMemBr Group

The ReMemBr Group (Research into Memory, the Brain and dementia) is a team of neurologists, psychologist and researchers from the University of Bristol and North Bristol NHS Trust. We are based at the Bristol Brain Centre, Southmead Hospital. We diagnose and treat patients with dementia and also offer clinical research opportunities to people with and without dementia. Our research focuses on early diagnosis of dementia, understanding how memory is stored in the brain and how this can be enhanced and clinical trials of treatment in dementia. We warmly welcome and support people who have lived experience of dementia (patients and carers) to get involved, advising on our projects, or taking part in studies. 


Re-Engage is committed to older people being heard, valued and engaged. The charity works with volunteers who lead activities to reduce the loneliness of thousand of older people each year.

There will be the chance to join in an accessible sports activity.

Bristol Dementia Wellbeing Service

Bristol Dementia Wellbeing Service brings together the NHS with Alzheimer’s Society to support people living with dementia in Bristol, alongside their carers and families, from diagnosis through to end of life. We provide practical and emotional support to help people to remain as independent as possible, for as long as possible, throughout their dementia journey.  

We work with various partners from across Bristol, bringing them together to create personalised wellbeing plans for those who use our service. We support GPs and other health professionals and carers to support people affected by dementia. 

Royal West Academy of England (Arts venue)

RWA is a large arts gallery in central Bristol. They offer a wide variety of accesible events and art sessions, including a once a month Tuesday tea time tour, for people living with dementia and their companions.

They will be offering dementia friendly art sessions during the event.

Chinese Wellbeing Community Society

Chinese Community Wellbeing Society is a charity which exists to support the health and social care needs of all people of Chinese speaking origin across the Southwest of England. Founded in 1989, the organisation has expanded over the years to include a range of culturally sensitive services: a free helpline and casework surgery, care support service, dementia support hub and many more information and wellbeing-based activities.  

Apart from our work being essential to help reduce the health and social inequalities of those from the Chinese speaking community, CCWS also prides itself on advocating on behalf of the community to ensure that their voices and needs are also heard.  

Dhek Bhal

Dhek Bhal supports the South Asian Community in Bristol and South Gloucester through offering: respite breaks, day care, self help and advocacy activities.

Bristol Dementia Action Alliance

Our aim is to make Bristol THE Dementia Friendly City of the UK. 

We do this by running dementia awareness sessions/workshops for businesses, schools, care agencies, schools, children’s and youth groups, clubs, community groups, faith groups, in fact anybody wishing to engage. 

Bristol Dementia Friendly Churches

Together with Bristol Dementia Action Alliance, Bristol Dementia Friendly Churches have been working to make churches across the city more accessible for people living with dementia, and their loved ones.

Re:Cognition Health

Re: Re:Cognition Health is a pioneering brain and mind clinic specialising in the diagnosis, treatment and care of people showing symptoms of cognitive impairment or mental health concerns. The Re:Cognition Health Clinics in London, Bristol, Surrey, Birmingham, Plymouth, and Washington DC are also major centres for international trials of disease-modifying and new symptomatic drugs for Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological conditions.  

Avery Healthcare

Avery’s philosophy is to give each resident a home and lifestyle that supports their need for care and safety, along with their cherished goals and aspirations. Residents’ well-being and quality of life are more than just the care they receive, but the relationships they develop, their surroundings, interests, and overall stimulation level. Holistic programmes promote a sense of well-being for all and enable residents to live in a safe and supportive environment allowing them to flourish, make new friends, maintain contact with their local communities and live a life of possibility. 

In March 2023, Avery was awarded carehome.co.uk’s Top 20 Rated Care Home Groups in the UK for the seventh year in a row. In July 2023, it received recognition from Care Home Management at The Care Home Awards, winning the Best for Nutrition, Food and Dining category for the second consecutive year. 

Bristol Carers Support Centre

Carers Support Centre is a charity which provides support, information and advice to carers of any age living in Bristol and South Gloucestershire.  

Carers Support Centre provides services for carers of all ages. This includes a confidential telephone support line and online help, carers emergency card, one-to-one support and carers’ groups, activities for carers to take some time out, counselling, befriending, walk and talk, training and a specialised young carers service.  

Carers Line: 0117 965 2200  

Barcan + Kirby

Barcan+Kirby provides legal services to individuals and businesses across the UK from its five offices in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. 

When it comes to client care, we pride ourselves on being friendly and approachable, whilst offering high-quality, common-sense advice. 

We are proud to be Dementia friendly! We’ve partnered with Bristol Dementia Action Alliance to do everything we can as a law firm to help clients with dementia. This includes making sure our solicitors are dementia aware, introducing clearer signage and producing dementia friendly literature. Over 200 of our staff are Dementia Friends.

Research Institute for the Care of Older People (RICE)

RICE (The Research Institute for the Care of Older People) is an internationally renowned research and treatment centre located in Bath. We are an independent charity focused on essential research and providing support for people with dementia and other conditions of older age, their families and carers.

Frazer and Nash

Frazer and Nash are a large engineering company with a branch that supports health care. They enable innovation and improvement in the delivery of medical technologies and health and social care services.

National Institute of Health Research, South West Branch (NIHR)

The NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) West of England supports patients, the public and health and care organisations in the region to participate in high-quality research, thereby advancing knowledge and improving care. We coordinate and support the delivery of high-quality research across 31 specialties in NHS trusts, Primary Care, Public Health and social care settings.

The NIHR delivers the Join Dementia Research (JDR) service, which enables the public to register their interest in participating in dementia research and be matched to suitable studies. 

Harold Stephens

Harold Stephens specialises in bespoke later life financial planning. We believe you benefit the most when financial advice is delivered in a personal and face-to-face manner. 

Whether you are only just reaching retirement or are long retired and entering your later years, we want to give you peace of mind and clarity and confidence in your financial planning. We can assist with everything from Inheritance Tax Planning, Long Term Care, Pensions, Savings and Investments to Estate Planning – Wills and Powers of Attorney. 

Our firm prides itself on providing the very best service for clients in potentially vulnerable circumstances, having won national awards for our efforts. Our Director, Richard Higgs is a Trustee for BRACE Dementia Research and is SOLLA (Society of Later Life Advisers) Accredited, which is the gold standard for advisers helping those in later life. The whole Harold Stephens team are proud to be Dementia Friends. 

We Care Home Improvements

We Care Home Improvements. We are the largest independent home improvement agency in the UK, with more than 30 years experience – our aim is for people to live comfortably and independently at home for as long as they choose, enabling them to enjoy their lives in the surroundings they love. We are not for profit, which means any money that we make goes back into the organisation to support vulnerable people who cannot afford to pay for our services. We provide many different services, listed below, covering Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset, Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire. 

Pets as Therapy

Pets As Therapy (PAT) is a national charity that enhances the health and wellbeing of thousands of people in communities across the UK. We strive to ensure that everyone, no matter their circumstances, has access to the companionship of an animal.

There will be four therapy dogs in attendance to meet and pet. All dogs will be in a secluded part and can only be accessed away from the main event.

Brain Dome (inflatable brain, with short shows)

Explorer Dome, will have a giant, inflatable brain dome, providing short,  presenter-led shows about the brain. It is full accessible, with easy access and chairs for those who need/want them. A fun way for children and adults, of all ages, to learn more about the brain.

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