Welcome to the Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry Conference 2021

Conference booklet

Read session abstracts and biographies, the conference booklet is available to download (PDF).  

Conference programme

The conference programme is available to download (PDF).


The poster abstract booklet is available to download (PDF)

Accreditation: This conference is eligible for up to 6 CPD hours per day, subject to peer group approval.

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 Certificates of attendance will be emailed to delegates after the conference.


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How can old age psychiatry services meet patient’s needs going forward (PDF)Keith Oliver, Alzheimer's Society Ambassador and Kent & Medway Dementia Envoy 

Experience of working in old age psychiatry and why I choose old age psychiatry (PDF) - Dr Liam Embliss (CT trainee) and Dr Ravinder Kaur Hayer (higher trainee)

Dementia prevention: Will we ever conduct clinical trials of dementia prevention interventions? (PDF) - Professor Rob Howard

Newer psychological therapies in dementia (PDF) - Professor Aimee Spector

Supporting carers and care staff of people with Dementia during the Covid-19 pandemic (PDF) - Dr Frances Duffy

Frailty and Mental Health in a COVID context (PDF) - Dr Jonathan Richardson and Dr Richard Dodds

Difficult to treat depression in older persons (PDF) - Professor Filip Bouckaert

Intergenerational work and its benefits to older people's mental health (PDF) - Dr David Hinchcliffe

Service models: The Benefits of Integrating Community Mental and Physical Healthcare for Older People in Good Times and Bad (PDF) - Dr Ben Underwood

Service models: Rapid Intervention and Treatment in community for older people with mental health needs (PDF) - Dr Mitu Dhall and Victoria Higham

Hounslow Dementia Liaison Service: 'Mind the gap' - a tale of delivering the patient stories safely... (PDF) - Dr Audrey Ng

Watch on demand

  • Once the conference has taken place live, you will receive links to watch the conference  sessions on demand.
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Clinical Research in Dementia

Are you interested in finding out more about how you can get involved in clinical research in dementia? Please visit Getting involved in Dementia Research as a Clinician – Why and How? for an article about how you can get started, including a list of contact details for the Dementia leads for each Local Clinical Research Network in the UK.

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Dementias and Neurodegeneration Group are running a survey looking into how clinicians in training or within 5 years of taking up a substantive post (or those who have only had the opportunity to take part in research later in their career) can be supported to take part in dementia research.  Please complete this short online survey Clinical Research in Dementia to help the NIHR work to support more clinicians to take part in dementia research.

Applying for Settled Status - Advice for older people and for people caring with severe health conditions

Covid-19 Health and Wellbeing Corner - Dr Mohan Bhat

I am sharing 4 Hindi songs that I have sung, recorded and shared as part of my maiden attempt to raise the general awareness for the need for increased access for NHS colleagues to health and wellbeing offers during the pandemic. Through these videos I have also tried to pay my tributes to all my NHS colleagues and recognise their role in this fight with the Covid 19 pandemic. I thank them all for agreeing for me to share their moments in my videos. I hope you will enjoy these songs videos which are also subtitled. 

1. This song quite nicely personifies the NHS staff and the role they have played in our lives particularly in the last year. 

2. This song is about reminiscing the sweet memories of NHS staff from pre Covid outbreak times. A special thanks to Mr JWs family for agreeing to share a video clip featuring him in the video. JW suffered from dementia and enjoyed his music and was an inspiration for me.

3. I have dedicated this song to our Domestics and Porters staff within NHS. They truly are the frontline staff in our battle with Covid 19 and have proved to be key warriors.

4. This was the last song of my 10 song series titled “We shall always be there for each other" which was recorded and shared in October 2020. Hope you will end up humming this tune.