Special ITV West Country News: “Living with Dementia”

Bristol Dementia Action Alliance (BDAA) is thrilled and privileged to have been involved in the filming of a special ITV West Country News series called “Living with Dementia”, which was broadcast each evening from 22nd April at 6pm and available afterwards on ITVX.

Our grateful thanks to presenter Seb Choudhury and all the team who have created this moving series, which included clips from:

  • Lisa Dicker, BDAA Community Development Manager
  • Our Happy Days memory café which is a safe space for carers and people living with dementia to relax and enjoy some fun
  • BDAA Chair Tony Hall

 

You can see the clips here:

Tony & Barbara Hall’s dementia story

The Dementia Aware Village Project at Shirehampton

Carer interviews

BDAA Trustee Chris’ dementia story and studio interview with Dr Liz Coulthard, University of Bristol


There are an estimated 944,000+ people living with dementia in the UK, 13% of them with early onset dementia (working age). Around 5,000 people have dementia in Bristol.


BDAA was created in 2013 by Tony and Barbara Hall after Barbara’s frontotemporal dementia diagnosis. The charity raises awareness of dementia throughout the communities of Bristol and supports people living with dementia and their carers with activity groups.

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