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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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Nicci Gerrard is a well-known journalist, author and campaigner. Her book about dementia is an elegy for late father, who had dementia in the last years of his life.

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The somebody is Wendy Mitchell as she was before she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 58. She was a highly active, well-organised NHS manager with a responsible job, able to deal with nursing rotas for a hospital in her head.

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No, not a posh sports car but a research workshop held in Botucatu, in the state of São Paulo, Brazil.

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Dementia and Human Rights by Suzanne Cahill, Policy Press, 2018, ISBN 978-1-4473-3140-7.

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With my colleagues, Stephanie Petty, Amanda Griffiths, Dons Coleston, we have been looking at how people with dementia express themselves when distressed and how health professionals respond when this happens.

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It is a typical English bank holiday weekend, raining and chilly, so I have been reading.

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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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