Liverpool Life


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 (, 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: Many thanks to Everton in the Community for writing about my visit: * Designing for Dementia, which includes an audio-slideshow of my visit to Liverpool City Council's Sedgemoor dementia support centre: Dementia touches the lives of so many. Thank you for listening.