Dementia awareness week | 18-24 May

Dementia Awareness Week – Podcasts and Twitter chats dem-ldn-hashtag

In recognition of Dementia Awareness Week (18–24 May 2015) we will be publishing a series of daily podcasts in which a panel of experts will explore key dementia care issues.

The themes and topics in each podcast will be explored further during live daily twitter chats. Dementia experts, including our Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) partners, Health Innovation Network (HIN) and UCLPartners, will be taking part to debate the issues and answer your questions.

The podcast recordings will be available from 9am every day with the live twitter chat following between 12.30pm and 1.30pm. To listen to the podcasts, simply click the ‘Register here’ links below and we’ll send the links to the daily episodes direct to your inbox. To join in the dialogue, use #LDNDementiaWk

Dementia Awareness – Monday, 18 May

Our first podcast provides an overview of dementia. There are around 800,000 people with dementia in the UK; estimates suggest that around 400,000 people have dementia but do not know it. The podcast will help listeners develop a practical knowledge and understanding of dementia and help them learn how to interact with people by developing an understanding of what does and doesn’t help. Register here.

Advance Care Planning – Tuesday, 19 May

This podcast looks at advance care planning and when it should occur. Discover some of the key challenges and benefits as we discuss a real life case study. Register here

 Dementia Friendly Hospitals – Wednesday, 20 May

Our third podcast looks at dementia friendly hospitals. Hear what you can do to make your hospital more dementia friendly and listen to best practice examples from people who have led work in their areas. Register here

Working with care homes – Thursday, 21 May

Today’s podcast looks at partnership working with care homes. Listen in as we explore how organisations are working together to avoid unplanned admissions and crises. Register here

Life after Diagnosis – Friday, 22 May

Our fifth podcast considers life after diagnosis. Hear about ways to improve care following a diagnosis of dementia and explore resources, products and organisations that can help you, including My Brain Book, the Alzheimer’s Society, Sporting Memories and OOMPH. Register here