Cornwall Creative Dementia Alliance



The Cornwall Creative Dementia Alliance is an active group of individuals and organisations focused on developing creative opportunities for people living with dementia in Cornwall

We have been  delighted to host our first  Conference to showcase best practice.   
Please scroll down to find the photos of the day and links to the  presentations of the speakers for those who attended to download

The 2015 Conference

Supporting Dementia in Primary Care – Psychosocial Approaches

1st May 2015

Health & Wellbeing Innovation Centre  Treliske, Truro, Cornwall TR1 3FF 

Follow the continued conversation about the conference on Twitter using hashtag  #dementiaps2015

Here are the presentations from the day  

Nick  eloquently  began the conference on a really
positive note.  Pitched perfectly with very little jargon a theme developed around a partnership-working approach to dementia care in
communities.  Nick  described the need for
non-clinical organisations to develop more robust evaluation of their work in particular cost benefit analysis - if they are to grab the attention
of the NHS.  Nick reminded us of  the real need for dementia friendly communities to
engage all people, health and non-health professionals, in providing quality support to people living with dementia in communities.

To download the presentation of Key Note speaker Dr Nick Cartmell  Click Here

We were delighted to have the pleasure of welcoming  Dr Jennifer Bute to  Cornwall.

Jennifer held us spellbound  as she revealed  her story and described her experiences.

To download  Dr Bute's presentation  Click Here

Here is the link to go to Dropbox to view the video shown at the conference.

To  watch the inspirational video, "What Dementia Is To Me" Click Here

You can find Jennifer's website at  

Norrms MacNamara held our attention as he shared his personal experiences of living with dementia and the creation and spreading of the Purple Angel network.

You can read Norrm's experiences at

To download the presentation of Jane Howard of Arts for Health  Click Here

To download the presentation of Debbie Pritchard of HealthWatch Cornwall  Click Here

To download the presentation of Laura Walker of Memory Matters  Southwest  Click Here

To download the presentation of Shirley Mewton, Information Officer of Alzheimer's Society, Cornwall.  Click Here

To download the presentation of Diane Newman of AgeUK, Cornwall  Click Here

To download the presentation of Wendy Brewin from The Sensory Trust and Stephen Tamblin  Click Here

To download the presentation of Gemma Finnegen of Cornwall Carers Service  Click Here