Trent Dementia Services Development Centre is a dementia charity which was founded in 2004 in Leicester. We began life as a member of a UK network of Dementia Services Development Centres.
Our key areas of activity have been: dementia care training, regional conferences and project work such as walking groups, online groups and the innovative and empowering Life with Dementia events, organised by people living with dementia.
We also developed and ran the AT Dementia website about assistive technology for 15 years, which has now been taken over by the Disabled Living Foundation's AskSara website.
Trent Dementia moved to the Institute of Mental Health in Nottingham in 2014. In recent years we have been operating purely as a board of trustees with a reduced range of activity. However, we are now looking to once again expand our range of activities to promote innovation, empowerment and best practice.
If you would like to find out more or get involved, please contact us.
We've been getting lots of coverage in the press and on health-related websites.
- Dementia is a cruel, isolating disease and lockdown has only made it lonelier
On the Metro newspaper website
- Feature on Ey Up Notts TV programme on Trent Dementia's work during the Coronavirus pandemic (8 minutes in)
On the NottsTV website
- Dementia charity ensures no one left behind by lockdown
On the Institute of Mental Health website
- Shocking dementia death rates reveal importance of social contact
- Notts Charity Changes Lockdown Life for Those Living with Dementia
- Tom Dening, MA MD FRCPsych (chair)
- Simon Burrow, Senior Lecturer, BA (Hons), MA Social Work
- Michael Craven, Senior Research Fellow with NIHR MindTech
- Dr Karen Harrison Dening, RN, RMN, PhD
- Professor James Lindesay, DM, FRCPsych
- Dr Helen Pusey, Senior Lecturer, BA (Hons), RMN, MSc, PGDE, PhD
- Pippa Foster, Head of Care & Support, Nottingham Community Housing Association
- Kim Sorsky, Head of Service Adult Social Care, Rutland County Council
- Kate Sartain (advisor)