NNUH Dementia Fayre to return

A wealth of dementia information and support will be available to patients, carers, members of the public and healthcare workers at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital’s Dementia Fayre this month.

For the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic, the hospital will be hosting the free event in person in the East Atrium and Benjamin Gooch Lecture Theatre on Monday 15 May, including an insight into Virtual Reality dementia education and advances in dementia diagnosis.

The event will run from 10am to 3pm on 15 May, which marks the start of Dementia Action Week.

Liz Yaxley, NNUH Dementia Services Manager, said: “We are delighted to be bringing back the Dementia Fayre to the hospital and we are looking forward to welcoming a host of experts and organisations to the hospital on the day. We are also looking forward to welcoming a previous patient of NNUH who will be talking about his experiences of living with young-onset Alzheimer’s disease.”

“We are pleased to be welcoming the Norfolk and Waveney Dementia Support Service, Norfolk Adult Social Services, Age UK Norfolk, NIHR Join Dementia Research, Age UK Norwich, Carers Voice and local dementia support groups on the day.”

Talks in the Benjamin Gooch Lecture Theatre on Monday 15 May

10.30am – 11.30am – Living with young onset Dementia. An open conversation with Dirck Geary

Midday – 1pm – Will upcoming techniques transform dementia diagnosis? Dr Michael Hornberger, Professor of Applied Dementia Research, Norwich Medical School, UEA

1.30pm – 2.30pm – Stepping into Their Shoes: Use of Virtual Reality to support Dementia Education. Dr Jordan Tsigarides

Free refreshments and cake will also be provided.

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