NDAA Meets... 

Episode 7: Vicki Leah and Jo James

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Vicki Leah was formally Consultant Nurse of Older People and is currently working on a project with the Royal College of Nursing raising awareness around delirium. Vicki was previously the chair of our Dementia Friendly Hospitals Charter Task Force and that position is now being taken up by Jo James who is Lead Nurse Dementia at Imperial College London Healthcare NHS Trust.

We spoke to Vicki and Jo together after our latest task force meeting about the work of the task force and the impact they have seen the charter have. We also discussed the volunteering element of the charter and their views on the future of dementia care in hospitals.

You can follow Vicki on Twitter at https://twitter.com/leahvix
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Episode 6: Danielle Wilde and Royal Free London

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Danielle Wilde Royal Free

Danielle Wilde is Dementia Specialist at Royal Free London, and developed the CAPER programme.

CAPER delivers mandatory dementia training for staff at Royal Free London. It is designed to upskill all staff with patient contact on a hospital ward, including assistants and domestic staff to ensure that people with dementia receive the best possible care. In her own words, the programme demonstrates that 'you don't have to be the boss to be the leader.'

Danielle also shares why being a member of the NDAA is so important to her and her work.

Watch the CAPER animation to find out more: youtu.be/2n8ZTqvywvo
Follow Danielle on Twitter: twitter.com/DanielleRBWilde

Episode 5: Rachel Thompson and Dementia UK

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Rachel Thompson Dementia UKRachel Thompson is Professional Lead for Admiral Nursing at Dementia UK.

Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses who give expert practical, clinical and emotional support to families living with dementia to help them cope.

Rachel shares how Admiral Nurses are making a difference in community and acute care settings, as well as how they are making use of the NDAA's Dementia Friendly Hospitals Charter in their work. Rachel also shares her experiences with NDAA, having been involved since its inception in 2010.

Find out more information: www.dementiauk.org/
Follow Rachel on Twitter: twitter.com/raheli01

Episode 4: Nicci Gerrard and John's Campaign 

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Johns CampaignJohn's Campaign has a simple aim: to make access easy for family carers of people living with dementia when they are admitted to hospital. In this episode of NDAA Meets... Nicci shares with us her father's experiences with dementia, the story behind how John's Campaign came about, and another story that involves treacle tarts!

John's Campaign is endorsed by NDAA. It is highlighted as an example of best practice in the NDAA Dementia Friendly Hospitals Charter. Find out more information: johnscampaign.org.uk/#/

Episode 3: Jane Youell
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Jane YouellThis podcast is an overview of the work Jane has been carrying out. She has been carrying out research into the intimate behaviour of people with dementia. Jane Youell is a Researcher at Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Northampton.

She can be contacted on 

Episode 2: Barts Health Trust - Lucy Cosgrove
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Lucy Cosgrove Hospitals CharterIn this podcast we speak to Lucy Cosgrove, Dementia Clinical Nurse Specialist at Whipps Cross Hospital, part of the Barts Health Trust. Lucy talks about the work taking place at the Trust and the new Dementia and Delirium Team.

Read More: http://journals.rcni.com/doi/abs/10.7748/ns.30.15.43.s50

Episode 1: Introducing NDAA Meets...
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Jane YouellThe podcast is an overview of the hospital project from when it was conceived as the Right Care in 2012, to the progress that has been made with the Dementia Friendly Hospital Charter. It gives information about the numbers of hospital trusts signed up and the progress made to date.


Kelly Kaye, NDAA Partnerships Manager can be contacted on kelly.kaye@alzheimers.org.uk

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