Fabulous way to find a conference venue……

I’ve been asked by the lovely Penny Kirk, who I met on Twitter, to be on the panel of adjudicators for the Dementia Quality Improvement Awards this year due to take place in Leeds in May.
For the last two years, these Awards have only been open to healthcare professionals from Yorkshire & Humber. However this year colleagues in Greater Manchester, Lancashire & South Cumbria are also involved to run the “Across the Pennines” awards.

The venue is in Brewery Wharf in Leeds. I was having trouble working out whether it was within walking distance of the train station. Penny then sent me an amazing link which gives, not only step by step instructions, but also a brilliant video of how to walk from the station to the venue. What a magic idea and many more venues should follow their example as it makes it so simple to find, what would normally be, a difficult venue to find.

So now I can just play the video as I walk – result! It’s like someone walking in front of you, showing you the way. How easy it would be to find city venues, especially in London if they had a visual video from the tube stations. The uses are endless. I know there are walking apps but a visual video of actually walking down the street with written reminders when you have to turn the corner is so comforting and would give me confidence to go anywhere.  Maybe they have existed and I’ve just not found them, but I doubt there are many…….

Gold star to “Horizon Leeds” – take a look under ‘Getting there by train’………


About wendy7713

On the 31st July 2014 I was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. I may not have much of a short term memory anymore but that date is one I’ll never forget. I’m 58 years young, live happily alone in Yorkshire, have 2 daughters and I’m currently still in full time employment in the NHS. However, I’m now in the process of taking early retirement to give me a chance of enjoying life while I’m still me. I've started this blog to allow me, in the first instance, to write all my thoughts before they’re lost. If anyone chooses to follow my ramblings it will serve as a way of raising awareness on the lack of research into Alzheimer's. It will hopefully convey the helplessness of those diagnosed with dementia, as there is no cure – the end is inevitable. However, I’m also hoping I can convey that, although we've been diagnosed, people like me still have a substantial contribution to make; we still have a sense of humour; we sill have feelings. I’m hoping to show the reality of trying to cope on a day to day basis with the ever-changing environment that dementia throws at those diagnosed with the condition. What I want is not sympathy. What I want is simply to raise awareness.

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