Supporting and caring for a loved one with the complex combination of dementia and cancer can be extremely challenging. We will be having an expert Q&A on dementia and cancer, hosted by Lorraine Burgess, a Macmillan Dementia Nurse Consultant at the Christie Hospital in Manchester, who supports people affected by both conditions and their families. Lorraine was appointed as the first ever Dementia Specialist Nurse working with people affected by cancer in 2014. Her unique role involves working alongside cancer specialists and nursing staff helping them to understand the needs of those with dementia and co-existing cancer; working in the community with health professionals in complex cases involving cancer and dementia; and supporting people with dementia and cancer and/or their family with one-to-one help as well as post-diagnostic education, advice on future planning and emotional support. Lorraine won the Nursing Times ‘Nurse of the Year’ in 2014 and was also made a Queen’s Nurse for her commitment to high standards of practice and patient-centred care. Lorraine will be answering your questions about dementia and cancer on Wednesday 30th January 2.30-3.30pm. If you can’t make it, feel free to post your question on this thread, or if you prefer you can send your question to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to ask on your behalf. We hope to see you here!