International Dementia Conference – Press Call

Scotland's largest social care provider is hosting an international dementia conference next week, as experts address controversial issues such as palliative care and the quality of life in care homes.

Over 100 care home managers, social workers and mental health sector workers are expected to gather at the event in the Crowne Plaza, Glasgow, on Thursday 28th October 2010, which has been organised by CrossReach – the social care arm of the Church of Scotland.

Keynote speakers include Mary Sharp and Rachel Kail from the Edcon Group in America, Henry Simmons, chief executive of Alzheimer Scotland, and Jacquie Roberts, chief executive of the Care Commission.

There will a photo call at 10.40am, with a chance for one-to-one interviews with CrossReach chief executive Peter Bailey, and other keynote speakers.

CrossReach is the largest social care provider in Scotland, providing a caring future for some of the country’s most vulnerable groups.


Notes to news desks:

The International Dementia Conference takes places at Crowne Plaza, Glasgow, on Thursday 28th October 2010, from 9.00am-4.15pm. All media welcome.

There is a photo call and a chance for interviews at 10.40am.

The Crowne Plaza hotel is situated on Congress Road, G3 8QT.

For more information please contact Gordon Bell, senior media relations officer, on 0131 240 2204 (out of hours: 07854 783 539) or email

22 October 2010

Contact: Gordon Bell
Phone: 0131 240 2204