NNUH Dementia Fayre goes digital during Dementia Action Week
A panel of experts will be answering questions on dementia care and support at the NNUH Dementia Fayre this week.
The annual event, part of Dementia Action Week, will be online on Thursday 20 May to provide information and support to people living with dementia and their families.
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 and Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.
The Trust’s new dementia strategy will be launched at the event and NNUH’s first Dementia Palliative Care Nurse, Lynsey Hannant, will be talking about her role.
Lynsey said: “Starting a brand new role at the start of a pandemic was definitely eye opening and the biggest challenge in my career as a nurse so far. The last year has been a complete challenge but also very rewarding at the same time. In such a short time I have gained a vast amount of experience, built great working relationships with many teams within the Trust and am privileged to work within two supportive teams. I have been able to support many patients and their families through some difficult times.”
Dr Sarah Clark, Consultant Geriatrician and Clinical Lead for Dementia at NNUH, will also be on the panel.
“Dementia covers a huge array of clinical problems and presentations and no two cases are the same. Helping patients and their families at all stages of their disease requires many different skills. Often in the hospital we are seeing patients in the later stages of their disease and I have a specific interest in the palliative care side of dementia. I work with a wonderful group of people in Older People’s Medicine and the Dementia Support Team and together we try to provide the best individual care to our patients and families.”
The Q&A will also be recorded and posted on the NNUH website for people not able to join live.