Season 2 Episode 5 Debbie’s Story – Supporting and Caring for Mum living with Dementia

Debbie shares her experiences on caring for her mum, Lily, who lives with dementia.

A perfect example of how one story leads to the next, Penny met Lily whilst recording Episode 2 – A Different Kind of Day Care With The Filo Project. Lily attends a weekly Filo group, hosted by Gloria, which in normal times supports individuals in Devon and Somerset who are socially isolated.

Through the Filo Project, Penny was introduced to Lily’s daughter, Debbie, and wanted to learn more about how she supports and cares for her mum.

This episode of Discovering Dementia was produced and presented by Penny Bell, with original music by Leila Mitwally.

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Season 2 Episode 4 Peter’s Story of Early Onset Alzheimer’s

Peter Berry has been living with early onset Alzheimer’s disease for the last 5 years. Along with his wife, Teresa, he talks to Penny about his life.

Previously the owner of a busy timber business, after his diagnosis at the age of 50, he was no longer able to work. He had some very low times but having always been a positive person, he began to focus on ways he could help others and raise awareness.

His passion for cycling led him to undertake several challenges to raise money for young onset dementia and for dementia research, with his most recent adventure on a penny farthing.

You can follow Peter on facebook – Peter Berry Living with Alzheimer’s – and check out his website https://peterberrylwa.wixsite.com/peterberry

This episode of Discovering Dementia was produced and presented by Penny Bell, with original music by Leila Mitwally.

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Trigger warning: contains references to suicide and depression

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Season 2 Episode 3 Technology, Design and Dementia

This podcast includes content funded by The British Podcast Awards and Wellcome Trust.

Penny wants to know if technology can help people living with dementia stay at home for longer.

She meets Lydia Nicholas from the think tank, Doteveryone, to talk about the vital role tech can play.

After hearing about a house specially designed for people living with dementia, Penny takes a tour with her mum.

She talks to Professor Eef Hogervorst from Loughborough University and David Kelly from BRE to hear more about the innovations they’ve put in place in the dementia home.

With thanks to The British Podcast Awards and Wellcome Trust for including Discovering Dementia as part of the Pulse Award.

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This episode of Discovering Dementia was produced and presented by Penny Bell, with additional editing by Cheeka Eyers, and original music by Leila Mitwally.

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Season 2 Episode 2 A Different Kind of Day Care with The Filo Project

This podcast includes content funded by The British Podcast Awards and Wellcome Trust.

How important is socialising for a person living with dementia? Penny visits a scheme in Devon which provides what it calls a different kind of day care.

The Filo Project offers a high quality experience for small groups of older people in an intimate home setting.

Penny chats to co-founders, Libby Price and Liz Dennis, meets staff and clients, and experiences a Filo day for herself.

She also talks to Linda Clare, Professor of Clinical Psychology of Ageing and Dementia at the University of Exeter Medical School, about her study exploring people’s experiences of living well with dementia.

With thanks to The British Podcast Awards and Wellcome Trust for including Discovering Dementia as part of the Pulse Award.

For more information on The Filo Project – www.thefiloproject.co.uk @filoproject @filoproject12

To find out about the IDEAL study at the University of Exeter – www.idealproject.org.uk @IDEALStudyTweet #ExeterDementia

Artwork in the photos of Filo Project clients by Hannah Maule-Ffinch – www.hannahmauleffinch.com @hannahmff

Discovering Dementia is a Pulse Award Winner

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The scheme began with a workshop with all the successful grantees, a chance to get to know each other and develop ideas with the help of the expert panel.

 

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Season 2 Episode 1 Hello again! How’s Mum?

Welcome back for Season 2 of Discovering Dementia!

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In this episode, catch up and find out how mum is doing.

We also get a glimpse into the world of dementia research with Selena Milanovic, from the University of Oxford, a scientist working on studying the onset of dementia.

Pet Therapy – Episode 8

Dogs are such good companions, they can really help improve how we feel mentally and physically. It is not surprising that pet therapy is often seen as a good way to help encourage social interaction for those living with dementia. Penny visits the Therapaws programme in London, part of Mayhew animal welfare charity, to find out more about how dogs can promote emotional and physical wellbeing. She meets therapy dog, Chloe, with her owner, Nathania, and Luke from the Therapaws team.