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Tom Dening

Tom Dening

Tom Dening
Professor of Dementia Research
Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

Tom is the head of the Centre for Dementia in the Institute of Mental Health at Nottingham. With over 20 years experience as a Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry, he is currently an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. Tom has extensive NHS management and leadership experience.

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This novel, by Bernard MacLaverty, follows a retired couple through their weekend trip to Amsterdam. The novel is not specifically about dementia but, as Gerry the husband has some difficulty with his memory, it’s not completely out of our scope on this blogsite either.

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I wrote about apathy for DDD in 2015* but the topic is still important and even featured in today’s Daily Mail!** This leads me to pick up the quill again:

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We’re just getting going on a project about hearing loss, dementia and care homes. As research projects do, it has a short title, ORCHARD, which is a contraction of Optimising Hearing Related Communication for Residents with Dementia.

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Kate Swaffer is phenomenal.

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The American pianist Jenny Lin gave a recital at the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham this morning (18th December 2016), as part of the series of Sunday recitals that take place there each month.

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Both hearing loss and dementia become very common as people get older and it is therefore to be expected that a lot of people will have both problems eventually. As readers of this blog will probably know, there are about three-quarters of a million people living with dementia in the UK.

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Last week I found myself onstage at Nottingham University’s Lakeside Theatre as part of an evening exploring Comedy and Mental Health.

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Words are both beautiful and terrible things. Using words like ‘mellifluous’ or ‘Christmas cake’ brings to mind a whole set of associations and images. On the other hand, words are used to spin the web that is the stigma around dementia.

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Learn all about the binturong.

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A spell of cold winter weather ends as the winds swing round from the east or the Arctic and come from the Atlantic, billowing in from the south west. To step outside on such a morning is heaven; the air is fresh, moist and balmy. The birds respond and sing their little hearts out.

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