Expert Q&A: Rare dementias - Tues 3 March, 3-4pm
Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of rare dementias. It will be hosted by Nikki and Seb from Rare Dementia Support. If you have any questions about rare dementias, they will be here to answer them on Tuesday 3 March between 3-4pm.
You can either post your question >here< or email them to us at email@example.com and we'll be happy to ask them on your behalf.
daughter said:Thanks Dearth, did you also see the interview link from that page?
Dearth said:I didn't - but I have seen it now - many thanks for that - an interesting and insightful interview.
As to questions... I've asked him some, but not from a 'political angle' - although I'm sure he'll receive many... I asked some info re: using humour as a therapy and coping strategy (as you know I'm a BIG promoter of humour therapy) - if he answers you'll see exactly what I'm on about.
Seems not I'm afraid... the prog. on there for 9 p.m. Monday is 'CEFN GWLAD - BOIS DANYRHEOL'Linda Mc said:Can't get Channel 4 only S4C anyone know if they are showing it too?
Many thanks for your kind words... believe me they are VERY much appreciated...janey said:Hi Dearth
Just been reading about you and your new job in another thread - I want to add my congratulations to all the others! Its so heartening to read about your genuine interest and enthusiasm for dementia care and your intention to work to improve things - you are a special person for both sufferers and us relatives. Please don't let the NHS grind you down!
I tried this link the other day and couldn't get it to work. However, someone on the age concern list just posted it and it did work. My question is on there also, fame at last! I'm Brenda from Liverpool by the way. I'll post the link I used just in case there is a differenceDearth said:As to that... I've just checked - he's answered me!
Here's the info:
"I work in healthcare (and will shortly become a qualified nurse on a Dementia Assessment Unit) and I'm a big advocate of "humour and laughter therapy". As a comedian yourself, may I ask do you find using humour and laughter can help with caring? I have shared many a joke with patients and feel that it has excellent therapeutic value.
Neil Baxter, Bolton"
And this is the reply:
"Yes I do. I have never thought that laughter was the opposite of seriousness. The opposite of seriousness is triviality which is a completely different matter. During the course of my film, we had a lot of laughs and I’m not embarrassed about that. It’s one of the ways we recognize the humanity in each other."
Interesting reply and very well put I reckon.
One flaw though... it's got me down as BOLTON!!!
Must be because we have a Bolton postcode... but I'm still closer to Wigan than Bolton!
His replies are all worth reading... he seems to be a chap that obviously cares - we could do with more like him!
Here's the link again so you can see all his replies... it saves you having to scroll back if yer lazy like me: