NNUH Dementia Fayre goes digital: ask the experts on 20 May 2021

The NNUH Dementia Fayre will be going virtual this year to provide online support to patients and families from 2pm on Thursday 20 May 2021

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital’s Dementia Fayre is going virtual to provide information and support to people living with dementia and their families.

The coronavirus pandemic means that we cannot have our usual annual get-together in the East Atrium as part of Dementia Action Week. However, a team of experts will be assembled on Thursday 20 May between 2pm and 3.30pm to field any questions you have on dementia care and support.

The ‘ask the dementia experts’ panel will be chaired by Prof Nancy Fontaine, NNUH Chief Nurse, and will include representatives from Alzheimer’s Society, Admiral Nurse Service, Clinical Psychologist Dr Adrian Leddy, NNUH Dementia Lead Dr Sarah Clark, Dementia Palliative Care Specialist Nurse Lynsey Hannant and Dementia Care Specialist Nurse Jennifer Woolgrove.

Liz Yaxley, NNUH Dementia Services Manager, who will also be on the panel, said the event is an opportunity to launch the Trust’s new dementia strategy and answer as many questions as possible from people living with dementia, carers and families.

“We look forward every year to bringing together a wealth of dementia information and support at the NNUH Dementia Fayre. Due to coronavirus restrictions, we are not able to have a physical event, but will be bringing together a vast range of expertise during this digital Q&A.

“We know it has been a particularly difficult time for people living with dementia and their loved ones during the pandemic and we want to provide as much help and support as possible as well as setting out our strategy for dementia support at the hospital.”

The event will take place via Microsoft Teams here from 2pm on 20 May where guests can post questions in the chat box or can submit their questions in advance to communications@nnuh.nhs.uk

The Q&A will also be recorded and posted on the NNUH website for people not able to join live.

Wednesday 21st of April 2021 10:22:42 AM