Resources from Seminars and Conferences hosted by CADR

The following are presentation slides and videos of the recent seminars/conferences that CADR has hosted 

Please click on the links to download the presentations.

An international perspective on safe visiting for care home residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In response to rising community transmission of COVID-19 and a growing number of care home outbreaks with rapid spread and high mortality, governments and care homes across the world enacted blanket bans on visitors early in the pandemic. However, evidence shows that visitor bans severely negatively impact the mood and behaviour of residents, resulting in a significant increase in psychotropic medication use. Evidence also suggests that bans increased feelings of guilt, fear, worry and isolation in residents’ families and may have contributed to reported increases in staff workload, stress and burnout. This webinar will present international evidence around the implementation of safe visiting in care homes and provide recommendations for implementing safe visiting will be provided.

Download the Presentation here.

Food Glorious Food

A celebration and sharing event for Catering staff in care homes 

Guest speakers will share their hints and tips and discuss what makes the difference between a care home and place to call home. 

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Music for Dementia


We all have a soundtrack to our lives but how does music enhance and enrich the lives of those living with dementia and those who care for them? In this webinar, Grace will explore why and what role music has to play in dementia care and importantly, how you can help to make music a part of dementia care.

Presenter Grace Meadows

Director of the Music for Dementia campaign, Grace has a life-long career in music, having initially trained as a professional bassoonist. For the last decade she has worked as a qualified music therapist in a variety of health, social care and educational settings with children and adults across the lifespan.

Her early campaign experience was developed at the Music Manifesto, and Sing Up, the national programme to reinstate singing in primary schools. A passionate voice for the power and value of music, Grace later worked for the British Association for Music Therapy, advocating for the inclusion of music and music therapy across health, social care and educational systems.

Grace is passionate about the value of music and culture to enhance and enrich lives, and the power of people and collaboration to create transformative impact and change.

Download the presentation here.

Designing for Dementia with Altro


With an ageing population increasing the number of dementia cases, this CPD has been designed to give delegates an overview of the fundamental aspects of designing for dementia environments.

This session covers:

  • symptoms of dementia
  • the impact of visual impairment
  • the effect of colour and contrast
  • Department of Health design guidance

To participate in a session on Designing for Dementia please click here:

CADR Conference 2021 – A time of change; A time to change?


DAY 1 (23/03/2021)



DAY 2 (24/03/2021)



DAY 3 (25/03/2021)


OK Cupid do your best, while I Bumble around Tindering for my love, a hook-up or a FWB…!


This presentation will describe the rationale for the ‘COVID-19: Dating Apps, Social Connections, Loneliness and Mental Health in a pandemic’ project. Prior to the pandemic, dating apps have become an integral form for many citizens in society to elicit emotional, sexual, and intimate relationships and connections. However, little is known about the use, impacts, barriers, and enablers to using dating apps, pre-pandemic and even more so since the pandemic. However, given the phenomenal rise of dating apps, accessible for download via iTunes and Google Play Store, coupled with citizens young and old turning to alternative ways of finding a connection and/or companion, dating apps are here to stay.


Dementia Friends


Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about dementia. This session will provide easy to understand information about dementia, including useful analogies and five key messages. Parallel sessions will be offered in Welsh and English, so you can learn in your language of choice.

Download the presentation here.

Take a look at our Event Resources from previous years