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Dementia UK spokespeople
We are the only national charity caring for the entire family of someone with dementia, through our specialist dementia Admiral Nurses. Our CEO is an Admiral Nurse, with nearly 40 years’ experience specialising in dementia care, and our senior management team is comprised of clinicians and academics with extensive knowledge of the health and social care landscape.
We can provide comment on:
Symptoms, causes and different types of dementia
The impact of dementia on family, friends and wider society
The critical importance of appropriate post-diagnostic care
The wider health and social care landscape and what more needs to be done to tackle one of the biggest health issues of our time
Our spokespeople specialise in the following subjects:
Dr Hilda Hayo, CEO and Chief Admiral Nurse
Hilda has nearly 40 years’ experience developing and leading dementia specialist teams and services throughout the NHS.
Young onset dementia
Advice on helping carers to cope
The NHS and dementia care
Paul Edwards, Director of Clinical Services
Paul has specialised in dementia in the NHS, academia and the independent sector for over 20 years.
The national need for joined-up health and social care provision
Nursing leadership, education and management
Technology in dementia care
New and existing Admiral Nurse services
Workforce wellbeing and carers
Services and quality improvement
Dr Karen Harrison-Dening, Head of Research and Publications
Karen has over 40 years’ experience in nursing, with over 30 of those being in dementia care.
New dementia research
Advance care planning
Rachel Thompson, Professional and Practice Developmental Lead for Admiral Nursing
Rachel worked as a nurse for 25 years within the NHS, before becoming Dementia Project Lead at the Royal College of Nursing, and then joining Dementia UK.