'Making dementia a priority' – Dementia together podcast May 2024
Alzheimer's Society Podcast
by Alzheimer's Society
2w ago
For our latest Dementia together podcast we spoke to Philip Angrave, in Kent. Phil worked in the NHS for over 40 years and was a lecturer for more than 20 years, teaching undergraduate nurses and doctors. Phil decided to step back from work following a diagnosis of Lewy body dementia. He's now using his experience for a different purpose – calling on his local decision-makers to make dementia a priority in his area. Listen to hear how Phil is campaigning for change and his top tips for others who want to campaign. Also in this episode, Kath Falconer, National Influencing Officer at Alzheimer's ..read more
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'A new purpose' – Dementia together podcast March 2024
Alzheimer's Society Podcast
by Alzheimer's Society
2M ago
For our latest Dementia together podcast we spoke to Teresa Davies, in north-east Wales. Just over a decade ago, Teresa was diagnosed with young-onset Alzheimer’s. This came as a shock and left the usually positive Teresa in a dark place. She says she ‘didn’t know how to cope’ after her diagnosis and wasn’t given the right support. But a chance meeting turned things around and helped Teresa to find a new purpose. She now lives as well as she can with dementia and supports others affected by the condition. You can visit alzheimers.org.uk/publications for our range of publications and factsheets ..read more
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'Turning things around' –Dementia together podcast January 2024
Alzheimer's Society Podcast
by Alzheimer's Society
4M ago
For our latest Dementia together podcast we spoke to brothers Adam and Neil Joesbury and their dad Bob, in Birmingham. Bob has vascular dementia and the family works together to support each other. Adam has a learning disability and cares for Bob. This means Neil can continue to go to work and all three can be independent. At first, it was difficult to find the right support for Adam. He knew something was wrong with his dad, but found it difficult to understand. This changed when a dementia adviser from Alzheimer's Society gave him the support he needed. Since then, Adam has been using his vo ..read more
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'Making your own way' – Dementia together podcast November 2023
Alzheimer's Society Podcast
by Alzheimer's Society
7M ago
For our latest Dementia together podcast we spoke to retired nurse and youth worker Anne Hoad in Deal, Kent. Anne was diagnosed with a rare form of dementia called posterior cortical atrophy (PCA) in 2021. Anne's PCA was missed by her GP at first. They initially prescribed her anti-depressants. After speaking to friends who had experienced depression, Anne's husband Tony realised that her symptoms were quite different. They returned to Anne's GP and were able to get an accurate diagnosis and treatment. Anne and Tony tell us how life has changed following this diagnosis and how they cope with t ..read more
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'No roadmap' – Dementia together podcast July 2023
Alzheimer's Society Podcast
by Alzheimer's Society
11M ago
For our latest Dementia together podcast we spoke to Rashmi Paun, aged 77, in Brighton. Rashmi, a former physics teacher, initially put his memory problems down to age but was later diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Rashmi had always had a way with numbers, but his wife Maggie soon had to take on more daily tasks, including the couple's finances. Maggie says it was difficult to navigate life after a diagnosis, with 'no clear roadmap', and she is grateful for support from local groups and charities. Listen to find out more about Rashmi and Maggie's experience. Your donations play a vital role in ensu ..read more
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Episode 19: Gardening, biodiversity and dementia - Green team special
Alzheimer's Society Podcast
by Alzheimer's Society
11M ago
Episode 19: Gardening, biodiversity and dementia - Green team special by Alzheimer's Society ..read more
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Episode 18: The involvement of those with lived experience of dementia is invaluable
Alzheimer's Society Podcast
by Alzheimer's Society
1y ago
As part of activities being held to mark our 'Celebration of Involvement' throughout July at Alzheimer's Society, Trevor Salomon (Co-Chair of the Lived Experience Advisory Panel) and Simon Lord (Head of Innovation)reflect on how people affected by dementia have been involved with the Longitude Prize. From tasks undertaken to adjustments made to ensure the LEAP feel empowered and supported, this honest conversation discusses both the real life challenges and benefits of involving people with lived experience of dementia in projects, as well as advice for anyone looking to do the same ..read more
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'Finding home' - Dementia together podcast May 2023
Alzheimer's Society Podcast
by Alzheimer's Society
1y ago
For our latest Dementia together podcast we spoke to Gill Taylor, aged 70, in County Durham. Gill was diagnosed with young-onset Alzheimer’s when she was 58. At the time, she says she 'never even considered' that she could have dementia, because of her age. Contrary to her initial diagnosis, Gill has now been told she may have a rarer type of dementia. She’s undergoing more tests to find out. A lack of local activities for people affected by dementia prompted Gill to start an arts group called Let’s Meet Up and she tells us more about the importance of the group. Your donations play a vital ro ..read more
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Episode 17: Bespoke events help us ‘reconnect with why we do what we do’
Alzheimer's Society Podcast
by Alzheimer's Society
1y ago
In this episode we hear from Debs Ogden, Dementia Adviser, and Pete Greaves, Legacy Partnerships Officer, as they share their stories of being involved in our Bespoke events - Trek26 and Memory Walk. Debs, who trekked 13 miles for the Society last year, shares what it was about Trek26 that made her want to sign up for a second year! Whilst Pete shares his first experience of volunteering at Memory Walk, the emotion of witnessing the effort people put in to remembering loved ones, and the comradery with fellow volunteers ..read more
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'Active and well' - Dementia together podcast April 2023
Alzheimer's Society Podcast
by Alzheimer's Society
1y ago
For our latest Dementia together podcast we spoke to Warren Berman, aged 70, in Leeds. He was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia in 2019 – the same type of dementia as Bruce Willis. Warren's neighbours were the first to notice his dementia symptoms. He has seen mental health issues from both sides, having experienced them himself and through supporting others. His happy childhood memories have remained with him and he believes staying active is the key to living well with dementia. Your donations play a vital role in ensuring people affected by dementia are aware of the services offered by ..read more
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