Alistair Burns’ blog

Alistair Burns is the National Clinical Director for Dementia for England. He is also Professor of Old Age Psychiatry at The University of Manchester, and the Manchester Health Academic Health Science Centre where his research is primarily into dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. He is a Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist in the Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust where he runs a memory clinic.

Improving life for care home residents with dementia: audio with Paul Mancey and Alistair Burns

Paul Mancey, chief executive of Orchard Care Homes, talks to Alistair Burns about work to improve the quality of life of residents with dementia, including an Alzheimer’s Society training programme for staff. Find out about the Dementia Challenge. listen to … Read more → – Improving life for care home residents with dementia: audio with Paul Mancey and Alistair Burns

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Early diagnosis: audio with Martin Freeman and Alistair Burns

In this short audio clip, Martin Freeman, regional lead on dementia in the South West of England, talks to National Clinical Director for Dementia Alistair Burns about the importance of early diagnosis. Find out about the Dementia Challenge. listen to … Read more → – Early diagnosis: audio with Martin Freeman and Alistair Burns

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Alistair Burns talks to Clive Ballard about dementia research

In this audio clip, recorded on 8 June with Big Ben striking in the background, Alistair Burns speaks to Clive Ballard, Director of Research at the Alzheimer’s Society, about the current focus on dementia research. Find out about the dementia challenge.  listen to … Read more → – Alistair Burns talks to Clive Ballard about dementia research

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Karim Saad talks about work on dementia in the West Midlands

In this audio clip, Alistair Burns talks to Dr Karim Saad, Dementia Lead in the West Midlands, about work on dementia in the region. The interview was recorded on 31 May at a meeting in the West Midlands about dementia care in … Read more → – Karim Saad talks about work on dementia in the West Midlands

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Richard Gleave talks about the increasing interest in dementia

In this audio clip, Director of Programmes and Patient Experience at NHS South of England, Richard Gleave, talks to Alistair Burns about the NHS South of England dementia challenge meeting on 29 May and the increasing interest in dementia as an … Read more → – Richard Gleave talks about the increasing interest in dementia

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Alistair Burns talks to Nigel Watson about good dementia care

Alistair Burns caught up with Dr Nigel Watson, a GP, at the NHS South of England Dementia Challenge Conference on 29 May. Listen to the audio clip where they talk about the key elements of good dementia care. Find out … Read more → – Alistair Burns talks to Nigel Watson about good dementia care

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Alistair Burns interviews Pat Jones-Greenhalgh at Dementia Awareness Week tea dance

Alistair Burns chatted to Pat Jones-Greenhalgh, Executive Director of Adult Social Services in Bury, at a tea dance on 23 May. In the audio clip, Pat talks about raising awareness of dementia and what is happening in Bury during Dementia … Read more → – Alistair Burns interviews Pat Jones-Greenhalgh at Dementia Awareness Week tea dance

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Alistair and Professor Rossor talk about dementia research

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In this blog Alistair talks to Professor Martin Rossor from Dementias and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network (DeNDRoN) about dementia research.    

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The PM challenge on dementia – creating dementia friendly communities, and improving dementia research

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In this third blog about the Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia, Alistair talks about creating dementia friendly communities, and improving dementia research. Summary There are four key parts to creating dementia friendly communities: up to 20 cities, towns and villages have … Read more → – The PM challenge on dementia – creating dementia friendly communities, and improving dementia research

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Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia – improvements to health and care

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In this blog Alistair talks about one strand of the Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia. Key points The challenge covers three main areas: driving improvements in health and care creating dementia friendly communities improvements in research In driving improvements in health and … Read more → – Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia – improvements to health and care

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