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The Alzheimer Society of Ireland’s Dementia Carers Campaign Network Launches Podcast

In Carers Week 2023, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland (The ASI) will launch the DemTalks podcast; Series One, The Dementia Carers Campaign Network. The Dementia Carers Campaign Network (DCCN) is an advocacy group of people who have experience caring for a loved one with dementia. The podcast is proudly sponsored by Hidden Hearing.

This first series of the DemTalks, Our Stories, Our Voices podcast is dedicated to amplifying carer voices and stories and destigmatising the experience of caring. The podcast aims to create a platform where carers and experts can share their unique experiences, perspectives, and ideas.

Series One will feature diverse stories and members of the DCCN will be joined by Entrepreneur Pamela Laird speaking about caring for her father who is living with dementia, Makeup Artist Megan O’Connor sharing her experience of caring for her mother who passed away after living with dementia. Songwriter and Musician Mike Hanrahan speaks about supporting his mother through dementia and how this inspired him to become a Global Brain Health Fellow.

ASI Ambassador and Entrepreneur Pamela Laird says: "DemTalks will be a fantastic source of information for people caring for their loved ones; hearing others with real experience can be a great support to other carers and those looking after family members affected by dementia. The mix of professional experts with really valuable advice is an important aspect of the podcast. Anyone listening will find the podcast a real lifeline of support."

ASI Advocacy Officer and Host of DemTalks, Our Stories, Our Voices, Judy Williams said: "We are incredibly excited to launch 'DemTalks, Our Stories, Our Voices' and create a space where individuals from different walks of life can come together to share their experience of caring. We believe that everyone's story is important and that by listening to, and learning from, one another, we can build bridges of empathy and understanding."

Audiologist and Marketing Director at Hidden Hearing, Dolores Madden said: "We’re so delighted to be sponsoring DemTalks, Our Stories, Our Voices. As Ireland’s leading premium hearing healthcare provider, we place a strong emphasis on connection. Hearing connects people and enables them to get the best out of life and each other. The stories on the podcast will resonate with many, a platform that will help foster the feeling of connection within the community of family carers and supporters of people living with dementia. We want to thank the Alzheimer Society of Ireland for producing this podcast and providing a voice to people caring for people living with Dementia.”

DemTalks, Our Stories, Our Voices will be available for streaming on all major podcast platforms starting on 14th June. The ASI hopes that other carers who listen to the podcast will feel less alone. Listeners can expect to hear stories that will inspire, inform, and encourage dialogue on a wide range of topics, including carer identity, home care, and caring in the LGBTQ+ community.

To celebrate the launch of the DemTalks podcast, Our Stories, Our Voices, Series One, the DCCN is offering  a limited number of tickets to the live event on 13th June 13th at The Lexicon Library and Cultural Centre, Queen's Road, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin. Tickets are free but booking is essential through Eventbrite. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the podcast's host and guests, engage in Q&A sessions, and connect with like-minded individuals passionate about

Listen to the DemTalks podcast; Series One, The Dementia Carers Campaign Network wherever you get your podcasts! Follow DemTalks on The ASI’s social media platforms, for regular updates and engaging content.

Slán go fóill.


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