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Remember to Care – university’s 15th diversity festival

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THE experiences of people working and living with those with Alzheimer’s and dementia will be shared at a festival at Warrington Campus of the University of Chester.
Remember to Care is the university’s 15th diversty festival and takes place next month, when a range of speakers will talk about their professional and personal experiences of looking after people living with a variety of disabilities.
The event includes a panel of carers and professionals whose expertise range from family law relating to old age, carer abuse and supporting young carers, to research, volunteering and dementia law.
Roger Kay, Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Chester, has been one of the event’s co-ordinators.
Carer to his wife Dale, who has Alzheimer’s, he’s also a member and co-chair of Together in Dementia Everyday’s (TIDE) advisory group and its Law for Dementia Carers steering group.
He said: “I think it’s true to say most people’s lives have been or will be impacted by Alzheimer’s and dementia. There is much discussion to be had around this subject, and even more research to be done in the field as our understanding of it grows and develops.
“The aim of this particular event was to bring academics, professionals and careers together as part of the University’s Diversity Festival to offer advice and information based on our respective experiences.”
As well as talks on young carers and caring for the young, which are not dementia specific, the event will also include a session from lecturer Dean McShane, from the Faculty of Health and Social Care, who has been integral in the university’s bid to gain Dementia Friendly University status.
Tracey Naboe, from Alzheimer’s Society, and Hannah Kettleton, from Dementia Buddies Programme, will discuss the benefits of being a volunteer within dementia initiatives, and Anna Geoghan, chief executive of TIDE will discuss the charity’s work.
There will also be a performance by Together Dementia Support Gospel Choir.
The event takes place in Lance Dobson Hall, Martin Building, on Tuesday, March 10, between 9.15am and 3.45pm. To book tickets and view the full programme of speakers visit chester.ac.uk/events

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