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Dementia Carers Count

Dementia Carers Count

By Dementia Carers Count
We are dedicated to family members and friends who are caring for someone with dementia. Through our podcast, we'll be sharing the stories and voices of family dementia carers.
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Yael & Heather (Every Small Step 2021)

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Series 2 - A Taster of Every Small Step 2021
This is just a taster of what we have lined up for you during our five-day celebration of the lives and contributions of family dementia carers. We look forward to walking with you and listening to incredible stories together.  Thank you for elevating the voices of the 700,000 people in the UK supporting a friend or relative with dementia. Thank you for helping us make dementia carers count. #EverySmallStep2021 http://www.dementiacarers.org.uk/event
03:46
October 12, 2021
David & Terry (Every Small Step 2021)
David and Terry are two of our wonderful family carers that took part in Every Small Step last year. We loved listening to their conversation so much that we asked them to come back for Every Small Step 2021, and we were delighted when they accepted. If you didn't catch their conversation last year, you can watch the animation we made of it here. Ambassadors for Dementia Carers Count, David and Terry are active in the dementia community, and they are passionate about sharing their stories to help other family carers get the support they need. In their new podcast episode, you'll get to hear David and Terry catch up on how things have changed for them over the pandemic while caring for their wives. Join David and Terry for #EverySmallStep2021 http://www.dementiacarers.org.uk/event
22:44
October 12, 2021
Hannah and Rebecca: Seeing life decades ago (Trailer)
Hannah founded The Joy Club in 2019 (an online activity club that provides inspiration for a more joyful retirement ), inspired by her grandmother’s experience of dementia to focus on increasing healthy life expectancy for all.    Rebecca is the Director of Dramaworkshop, a drama school for young people aged 7-20 whose aim is to inspire and develop confidence, creativity and imagination. In January 2020, Rebecca released a poem about her Grandad’s dementia which went viral. #EverySmallStep2021 http://www.dementiacarers.org.uk/event
01:53
October 12, 2021
Hannah & Rebecca (Every Small Step 2021)
Hannah founded The Joy Club in 2019 (an online activity club that provides inspiration for a more joyful retirement ), inspired by her grandmother’s experience of dementia to focus on increasing healthy life expectancy for all.  Rebecca is the Director of Dramaworkshop, a drama school for young people aged 7-20 whose aim is to inspire and develop confidence, creativity and imagination. In January 2020, Rebecca released a poem about her Grandad’s dementia which went viral. #EverySmallStep2021 http://www.dementiacarers.org.uk/event
17:17
October 12, 2021
Shaun Deeney (Every Small Step 2021)
Shaun is a former journalist and Emmy award-winning film and TV producer turned writer. He recently published the memoir Love and Care which charts his first year learning to care for his mum, who has Parkinson's dementia. #EverySmallStep2021 http://www.dementiacarers.org.uk/event
17:37
October 12, 2021
Andrew Embling (Trailer)
Andrew is a wellbeing coach and trainer and an Specialist Practitioner with Dementia Carers Count. Andrew's interest in dementia stemmed from his mother’s diagnosis, and he was introduced to our charity when he attended one of our courses. Andrew says working with Dementia Carers Count is like joining a family with the shared intention of helping and empowering family dementia carers. Join Andrew for #EverySmallStep2021 http://www.dementiacarers.org.uk/event
21:45
October 12, 2021
Andrew Embling (Every Small Step 2021)
Andrew is a wellbeing coach and trainer and a Specialist Practitioner with Dementia Carers Count. Andrew's interest in dementia stemmed from his mother’s diagnosis, and he was introduced to our charity when he attended one of our courses. Andrew says working with Dementia Carers Count is like joining a family with the shared intention of helping and empowering family dementia carers. Join Andrew for #EverySmallStep2021 http://www.dementiacarers.org.uk/event
21:33
October 12, 2021
John Stiles (Every Small Step 2021)
John is a former footballer turned comedian and son of the legendary footballer Nobby Stiles, who died last October with advanced dementia. John spoke to us about his relationship with his father, the moments he cherished and the heavier stuff too. As well as his hopes for the future of dementia and football. Join John for #EverySmallStep2021 http://www.dementiacarers.org.uk/event
16:46
October 12, 2021
Giles Paley-Phillips (Every Small Step 2021)
Giles is an award-winning author, influencer and co-host of the Blank podcast. Giles lost his mother to leukaemia when he was just six years old, and his grandmother was later diagnosed with dementia. Giles spoke to us about living with grief, using kindness as a force for change and practising gratitude. Join Giles for #EverySmallStep2021 http://www.dementiacarers.org.uk/event
19:39
October 12, 2021
Pippa & Trevor (Every Small Step 2021)
Pippa is a dementia writer and advocate. She writes prolifically about the elderly, their care and its funding, and about dementia, which she describes as stealing her mum from her family in a drawn-out 10-year raid. She is also the host of the award-winning podcast ‘Well I know now’. Trevor sits on our Carers Advisory Panel and is married to Yvonne who has young-onset Alzheimer’s and lives in a care home. He is passionate about helping other carers and since 2018 have spoken publicly at events and in the media about the very many practical aspects of supporting someone living with dementia. Trevor is a firm believer in early disclosure of dementia to family and friends, employers, banks and other powers that be because this generates an understanding and the creation of a help infrastructure. #EverySmallStep2021 http://www.dementiacarers.org.uk/event
15:48
October 12, 2021
Lorraine Haining (Every Small Step 2021)
Lorraine is a Specialist Nurse Practitioner and Specialist Practitioner with Dementia Carers Count. For the last 18 years, Lorraine has worked in the field of dementia in the community in a variety of roles including as a community psychiatric nurse, in research, training and management, and as the head of dementia services in a retirement village. She’s currently the lead nurse for the IDEAS (Interventions for Dementia, Education, Assessment and Support) team at NHS Dumfries and Galloway. Join Lorraine for #EverySmallStep2021 http://www.dementiacarers.org.uk/event
18:44
October 12, 2021
Yael & Heather: Always on call (trailer)
Yael Shotts is our Community Engagement Officer. She leads our team of wonderful volunteers and attends carer and community groups all over the country telling people about our life-changing courses and recruiting Ambassadors to spread the word about our work. Yael was drawn to our charity because of her personal experience of her grandmother's Alzheimer's. Heather Brown is one of our Ambassadors and a true inspiration. Having cared for both her husband and her father with dementia, Heather has dedicated her life to helping others who find themselves in a caring role. Heather and Yael talk about their experiences, the little things that can help you get through a bad day and why self-compassion is key when you're caring for someone with dementia.
02:42
October 12, 2021
Yael & Heather (Every Small Step 2021)
Yael Shotts is our Community Engagement Officer. She leads our team of wonderful volunteers and attends carer and community groups all over the country telling people about our life-changing courses and recruiting Ambassadors to spread the word about our work. Yael was drawn to our charity because of her personal experience of her grandmother's Alzheimer's. Heather Brown is one of our Ambassadors and a true inspiration. Having cared for both her husband and her father with dementia, Heather has dedicated her life to helping others who find themselves in a caring role. Heather and Yael talk about their experiences, the little things that can help you get through a bad day and why self-compassion is key when you're caring for someone with dementia. #EverySmallStep2021 http://www.dementiacarers.org.uk/event
19:27
October 12, 2021
Lorraine Haining: You're not alone (trailer)
Lorraine is a Specialist Nurse Practitioner and Specialist Practitioner with Dementia Carers Count. For the last 18 years, Lorraine has worked in the field of dementia in the community in a variety of roles including as a community psychiatric nurse, in research, training and management, and as the head of dementia services in a retirement village. She’s currently the lead nurse for the IDEAS (Interventions for Dementia, Education, Assessment and Support) team at NHS Dumfries and Galloway. Join Lorraine for #EverySmallStep2021 http://www.dementiacarers.org.uk/event
03:10
October 11, 2021
Giles Paley-Phillips: The real Nana Q
Giles is an award-winning author, influencer and co-host of the Blank podcast. Giles lost his mother to leukaemia when he was just six years old, and his grandmother was later diagnosed with dementia. Giles spoke to us about living with grief, using kindness as a force for change and practising gratitude. The full episode will be available on 13th October 2021 for #EverySmallStep2021 http://www.dementiacarers.org.uk/event
03:49
October 11, 2021
Peter and Deb: Slow Puncture (Trailer)
Peter was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in early 2015 aged 50. Deb is Peter’s best friend. They go cycling together every day and their friendship has enabled. Peter to continue cycling when he might otherwise have had to stop. This is a taster of their candid conversation as Peter tells the world what it is really like to live with a terminal condition and Deb learns to enjoy each day more fully. The full podcast episode will be published on 13th October 2021 for #EverySmallStep2021. Sign up here: dementiacarers.org/event
02:21
October 4, 2021
Peter Berry & Deb Bunt (Every Small Step 2021)
Peter was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in early 2015 aged 50. He lives in Saxmundham, Suffolk with his wife Teresa. He records a weekly video diary detailing his experiences and sharing advice for others about living with young onset dementia. After his diagnosis, Peter became very depressed but, being a ‘glass half full’ personality, has battled through this depression and focused on his main passion for cycling. He has used this passion to raise awareness of the condition, particularly in younger people. Deb is Peter’s best friend. They go cycling together every day and their friendship has enabled Peter to continue cycling when he might otherwise have had to stop. Last year Deb published Slow Puncture: Living Well With Dementia, this book is an account of a year in the life of Peter Berry. When Peter meets Deb, recently retired, they embark on regular cycle rides and, as their friendship grows, Deb is able to look at her own life through the lens of Peter’s dementia. In Slow Puncture, Peter tells the world what it is really like to live with a terminal condition and Deb learns to enjoy each day more fully. #EverySmallStep2021 http://www.dementiacarers.org.uk/event
16:39
October 4, 2021
John Stiles
To commemorate Father’s Day, we recorded a podcast with John Stiles about his family’s experience of caring for his father, the legendary footballer Nobby Stiles, who died last October with advanced dementia.  John is a former footballer turned comedian and an ardent supporter of Dementia Carers Count. In this podcast, he shared heart-warming tales from his childhood and spoke about his relationship with his father - the moments he cherished and the heavier stuff too.
16:28
June 17, 2021
Suzy Webster
Suzy Webster spoke to us about her experience of caring for her mother, who has a diagnosis of hydrocephalus and Alzheimer’s Disease.  Suzy won the award for An Exceptional Contribution by a Family Carer at last year’s Dementia Care Awards. An award which was advocated and sponsored by Dementia Carers Count. We are incredibly grateful that she shared her story with us.
26:38
March 14, 2021
Shobna Gulati and Nimisha (Every Small Step 2020)
Shobna Gulati is an award-winning actor, dancer, choreographer and presenter, Shobna recently published 'Remember me? Discovering My Mother as She Lost Her Memory'; a memoir on losing her mother to dementia. In her podcast, episode Shobna speaks to Nimisha, who cares for her grandmother, about the highs and lows of their caring experiences and shares an insight into some of the amazing work that family carers do every day.
18:44
March 14, 2021
Claire Goodchild and Juliet Long (Every Small Step 2020)
In this podcast, Claire, the Chief Executive of Dementia Carers Count, speaks to former carer Juliet Long about Juliet’s experience of caring for her mother. They discuss the duty that plays into caring roles and the ongoing support Juliet receives from the people she met on DCC’s course.
20:54
February 17, 2021
Jill Davidson and Tony Burch (Every Small Step 2020)
In this podcast, Tony and Jill speak openly about working for and dealing with the NHS. Tony is a retired GP and Jill cares for her husband, Paul, who has behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia. They talk about the gap between what’s available to family carers and what they need, and how DCC is putting family carers back on the map.
16:52
February 17, 2021
Jayne Goodrick and Chris Roberts (Every Small Step 2020)
In their podcast, married couple Jayne and Chris speak about how they met and the impact Chris’ diagnosis has had on their relationship. This is a touching, funny and wonderful account of a relationship over time.
20:01
February 17, 2021
Manjit Nijjar and Peter Watson (Every Small Step 2020)
In this touching podcast, Manjit and Peter talk about the life-changing impact becoming a carer had on them and how this experience led them both to join the DCC Carers Advisory Panel to shape the future direction of Dementia Carers Count.
16:05
February 17, 2021
Terry Barnett and David Dry (Every Small Step 2020)
In this podcast, David and Terry speak candidly about the unique challenges that male carers face, how their lives have changed since their wives’ diagnosis, and the impact DCC’s course has had on their approach to caring.
17:59
February 8, 2021