Trent Dementia committee members

A major new event organised by people living with dementia is coming to Nottingham. "Life with Dementia" will take place on November 14th at Nottingham Racecourse and will see local people living with the condition offering advice and sharing their stories with others living with dementia.

The free event is organised by the charity Trent Dementia, and funded by National Lottery Awards for All. Free tickets are available on Eventbrite (search “life with dementia”) or from https://bit.ly/2PwXK1p or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 0115 74 84220.

The event is open to anyone with an interest in learning more about the experience of dementia and it is hoped that professionals, students and carers will attend as well as people living with dementia. The event will cover topics including diagnosis, preparing for end of life and dealing with day to day challenges. Each session will be delivered by a person living with dementia.

There are thought to be 3,000 people with dementia in Nottingham and a total of 14,000 across the county and city. In the UK, there are 850,000 people with dementia with that number is expected to reach one million by 2021.

Steve Litchfield was diagnosed with dementia in his early 60s. He is one of the team behind the event and said:

“We are experts in dementia by our lived experience and can offer a unique and powerful insight into the condition. It’s going to be a really valuable time of sharing and learning about how dementia affects local people and how we can make life better for those affected.”

It is hoped that the event will mark the start of DEEP peer support groups across Nottingham, and will be holding an open meeting to talk about the kind of social groups people may like to attend.

The event will take place from 10am to 3.30pm on the first floor of The Jockey Club, Nottingham Racecourse. There is a lift available for standard size wheelchairs. A light lunch will be provided.

 

What is the Trent Dementia charity?

The Trent Dementia charity seeks to improve the care of people with dementia across the East Midlands and, in some projects, across the UK.

Trent Dementia provides training and other educational events, engages in practice development projects and provides information services including a website on assistive technologies for people with dementia: www.atdementia.org.uk

The charity was set up in 2005 with funding from the Department of Health. Its Board of Trustees includes international/University of Nottingham dementia research experts, alongside people living with dementia and their carers. The charity is based at the Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham.