NNUH to host Dementia Information Fayre to highlight support in Norfolk

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) is delighted to be hosting a ‘Living well with Dementia’ information fayre on Monday 14th May 2018.

The event, which will be held in the East Atrium on the main hospital site, will be a chance for those living with dementia and their families and carers to see just how much dementia support is available in Norfolk and to receive advice on how to live well with dementia. The information stands will be starting at 10.00am, with the talks for the public running alongside from 11.30am.

Liz Yaxley, Dementia Services Manager at NNUH said: “We’re so excited to be hosting another dementia information fayre. This year we’ve got even more information stands and we’ve got an extra talk for the public too. We’re really lucky to be able to host talks from experts, who will be sharing information and advice on a whole range of topics to do with dementia.”

Talks for the public will take place in the Benjamin Gooch Lecture Theatre and will include talks from the Dietitian, Speech and Language Therapist & Nurse NNUH Dementia Nutrition Group, Dr Jay Foden and the NNUH Palliative Care Team, Philip Clark and Emma McCann, NNUH Physiotherapists, Dr Sarah Housden, Senior Lecturer in Health Sciences at the UEA, Zena Aldridge, Senior Consultant Admiral Nurse and Daniel Schaffer, Alzheimer’s Society Services Manager for Norfolk.

Liz said: “There really is so much available in Norfolk for those living with dementia and their families and carers and the fayre will be a great chance to highlight this. We’ve already got over 30 confirmed organisations attending, so the event is really not one to be missed if you’re looking to see what support is out there.”

There will be information stands from NNUH teams and a range of public and charity sector community providers including:  Norfolk County Council, Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers, NNUH Dementia Support Team,  NorseCare,  Parkinsons UK,  Alzheimer’s Society,   Home Instead,   Andrew Frederick Adult Support,  Active Norfolk,  Admiral Nurse Service,  Independence Matters,  NNUH Mental Health Liaison,  Carers Matter Norfolk , Age UK Norwich, Wymondham Dementia Support Group, Silver Road Community Centre,  Equal Lives, Norfolk Constabulary, NNUH Library, Healthwatch , Norfolk Young Carers Forum, Voluntary Norfolk,  Alysham Care Trust, Age UK Norfolk, Sprowston Dementia Friendly Community and Café, NNUH Neurology Nursing plus many more.

There will be musical entertainment throughout the day, including a performance from the NNUH choir, with refreshments available in a dedicated pop-up café for the day which will be situated in the East Atrium level one.

Martyn Patel, NNUH Lead Consultant for Dementia said: “Dementia is an important subject for many people living in Norfolk and this event will be a great opportunity to listen to experts in the field about a range of topics relating to dementia.”

Frances Bolger, Acting Director of Nursing at NNUH said: “Inviting so many external organisations to host information stands shows just how important we feel it is to all come together and highlight what support there is in Norfolk for those living with dementia and their families and carers.”

For more information about the fayre, please contact communications@nnuh.nhs.uk

Monday 12th of March 2018 01:16:02 PM