Conference Programme

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Full Programme

 

Day 1 Thursday 28th September

09:00 – 10:00 Opening ceremony

  • Welcome message from ADOK
  • Welcome message from ADI
  • Address from WHO representative
  • Address from CS Ministry of Health

10:00 – 10:30 Launch of ADI Africa report

  • Presentation of key findings – Maelenn Guerchet (UK)

10:30 – 11:00 Tea Break

11:00 – 12:30 Session 1 : Local and global policy and action

  • The importance of the development of national plans – Paola Barbarino (UK)
  • What the Kenyan Government is doing concerning Dementia – Dr. K.S. Njuguna -Director of Mental Health
  • WHO global action plan on Dementia – WHO representative

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break

13:30 – 15:00 Session 2: Care and diagnosis

  • The role of palliative care in Dementia  – Dr. Zipporah Ali, MD, MPH, MPC, HonDUniv
  • Connection between Diabetes and Dementia – Dr. Ngugi
  • Demystifying Dementia – Dr. Hamed Al Sinawi (Oman)

15:00 – 15:30 Tea Break

15:30 – 17:00 Session 3: Stigma, awareness and engaging people with dementia

  • Demystifying dementia in Africa – Berrie Holtzhausen (Namibia)
  • Alzheimer’s Movie ( 30 Mins)
  • The psychological cost of care giving – Dr. Hamed Al Sinawi
  • The work of ADOK & involvement of people with dementia – ADOK representative (Kenya)

17:00 – 18:00 Tea Break ( End of Day 1) 

 

Day 2 Friday 29th September

09:00 – 10:30 Session 4: Living with Dementia

  • The personal experience of living with dementia – Mrs Munoru (Kenya)
  • The personal experience of providing and giving care (Susan Kimondiu, Catherine Wanjiku and Mr. Mbatha)
  • Diagnosis and treatment of Dementia – Dr. Juzar Hooker. MB, ChB, MMed, DCN Consulting Neurologist

10:30 – 11:00 Tea break

11:00 – 13:00 Session 5: Dementia Care

  • The Emerging Elderly: Challenges and opportunities – Prof. Ndetei (Kenya)
  • The reality of care giving for those with dementia dwelling on attitudes, perceptions, relationships –  Dr. Lucy W Maina (Kenya)
  • Dementia care in Kenya : where we are now, where we need to go – Dr. David Bukusi (Kenya)
  • The gut brain connection: You are what you eat – Dr. Violet Okech – Helu (Kenya)

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:15 – 15:30 Session 6: Country showcase of best practice

  • Support service by ASA NPC to people living with Dementia in South Africa (special focus on rural communities) – Petra Du Toit
  • Parallels in Dementia under diagnosis in the USA / Africa – Dr. William Hu

15:30 – 16:00 Session 7:   Close of conference

  • Representative from ADI
  • Representative from ADOK

16:00 – Tea break

19:00

Closing Ceremony & Ball