Liverpool Life

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Interviews and reports about life in Liverpool.

Produced by Pieter Droppert for a diploma in radio journalism.

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Documentary: Living well with dementia - a personal journey

This is a radio documentary that I produced for dementia awareness week in May 2014. It was the final assignment for a Diploma in Radio Journalism. My Mother Audrey (shown in a 2009 photo in Malta) had Alzheimer's disease, a form of dementia, so I took a personal journey to look at some of the innovations in dementia care taking place in the Liverpool City Region. I am grateful to all the organizations and people who gave generously of their time for a student project. Thank you! The documentary includes excerpts of interviews with Grahame Smith (Liverpool John Moores University), Tommy Dunne (http://Twitter.com/TommyTommytee18), Henry Mooney (Everton FC), Joy MacDonnell (Liverpool City Council) and Dave Burrows (Damibu). For further information I have written blog posts about two of the initiatives mentioned in the documentary: * Everton FC Pass on the Memories: http://3nt.co/EvertonPOTM. Many thanks to Everton in the Community for writing about my visit: http://3nt.co/EvertonFC. * Designing for Dementia, which includes an audio-slideshow of my visit to Liverpool City Council's Sedgemoor dementia support centre: http://3nt.co/Sedgemoor Dementia touches the lives of so many. Thank you for listening.