This week I speak to Tim England about his work as a Dementia Champion. When we have an ageing population it is vital that we talk honestly about some of the challenges associated with the range of symptoms described by this syndrome. Person Centred Care is the way forward but what does that involve? How important is connection and touch to the person with the condition? How important is an advanced Care Plan? In this episode we talk about what dementia is, what support is available for both the carer and their loved one and how we can bring a model of prevention into the upcoming generations.
Tim England Dementia Champion contact and website
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare - Dementia
University of Tasmania - Free Online Understanding dementia Course
University of Tasmania Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre
The Unforgettable Blog - A UK blog site related to Dementia and Alzheimer's
Practical blog for preventing accidents at home when you have dementia
Alzheimer's Society - Fact sheet Staying Healthy
Sleep in Your Car Fundraiser - StreetSizzle Team!
Lucy Dahill is the presenter of Stay in the Loop with Lucy, she has a passion for offering people the platform to share their voice. Young, old or somewhere in between we all have wisdom to share if we trust our hearts over our heads.