You may or may not be aware that when I was diagnosed I was still working for the NHS full time at St James Hospital Leeds. Due to the lack of understanding and knowledge amongst managers around the support needed for those living with dementia whilst still at work, I met with NHS Employers to discuss the way forward.
A few weeks ago I saw Ruth Warden again as I’d sent NHS Employers an invite to attend the launch of the Alzheimers society Guide for Employers. Well I’m please to say that they’ve chosen this week – Dementia Awareness Week – to be the week they release new resources on their web site for supporting staff to continue to work well with dementia and they’ve included an article I wrote for them as well. So I’m pleased to see the NHS listen and act when they say they will. It came too late for me but thankfully others should have a better experience as now help is out there for managers.
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Link to my article:
Link to Alzheimers Guide for Employers: