Dementia awareness

dawAs part of Dementia Awareness Week and Dying Matters Awareness Week the BGS blog will be focusing on these two issues for the next few days.

In this post, Tom Dening (Professor of Dementia Research at the Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham) discusses public enthusiasm for shared knowledge around dementia.

Public appetite for information about dementia is about more than just awareness. It’s more like a great thirst, and has taken my breath away on at least two occasions recently.

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Still Alice – film review

cdn.indiewireDr. Vikas Bhalla is a Consultant Geriatrician at the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and tweets as @drvkb

Still Alice is a film I have been looking forward to seeing for a long time, not only in my role as dementia lead for my hospital but also as a self-confessed film geek. There has also, of course, been huge hype surrounding Julianne Moore’s performance, for which she has won virtually every single “Best Actress” award this year, including an Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild.

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