Dementia Update 2023

Dementia Update 2023
The Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcast
Dementia Update 2023

Jan 31 2023 | 00:32:24

Episode 99 January 31, 2023 00:32:24

Show Notes

Welcome to the Somerset Emotional Wellbeing (SEW) podcast!

In this episode, Dementia Update 2023, our hosts Dr. Andrew Tresidder and Dr. Peter Bagshaw are joined by David Sealey from NHS Somerset to discuss what recent medical breakthroughs mean for people with dementia, how health and care organisations across Somerset are working together to provide more support for people with dementia and carers and put on a series of roadshows to launch the new Somerset Dementia Wellbeing Service!

The SEW podcast is a free weekly show hosted by Dr. Andrew Tresidder, Dr. Peter Bagshaw and Dr. Sarah Coope. In each episode, the doctors discuss a different topic related to mental and emotional wellbeing and often invite expert guests to join them in conversation. The show is aimed at the people of Somerset and beyond; the advice and guidance provided should apply to anybody who needs it, whenever they need it.

All episodes of SEW are now available to listen to free through Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Deezer, Google Podcasts, Amazon Podcasts, Somerset Emotional Wellbeing or wherever you get your podcasts!

We would like to hear from you! If you would like to let us know what you think of the show, or to suggest guests and topics for us to cover, please get in touch with us by emailing: [email protected]

Thank you for listening, see you next time!

Please note: The opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of the NHS or any other organisation unless expressly stated

Somerset Dementia Wellbeing Service Roadshows 2023 Dates:

Please note, all events begin at 10:00 AM and offer the opportunity to engage with the Virtual Dementia Tour. There will be free bookable training places for health and care staff, carers and volunteers in the AM and PM as well as a shorter experience, open free to roadshow attendees, between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM each day!

  • Monday 27th February - Ilminster Arts Centre
  • Thursday 9th March - Wellington Rugby Club
  • Friday 17th March - Wincanton Memorial Hall
  • Monday 20th March - Flook House, Belvedere Road, Taunton
  • Tuesday 28th March - Royal British Legion Club, Street
  • Tuesday 4th April - The Princess Theatre, Burnham-on-Sea
  • Friday 14th April - Minehead Memorial Hall
  • Thursday 20th April - Victoria Park Community Center, Bridgwater
  • Friday 5th May - Westlands, Yeovil
  • Friday 12th May - The Edgar Hall, Somerton
  • Tuesday 16th May - The Bennett Community Centre, Frome
  • Monday 22nd May - Wells Town Hall
  • Friday 2nd June - Cheddar Village Hall


Open MH - If you are an adult living in Somerset and experiencing difficulties with your mental health, we are here to help. Open Mental Health offers support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure that anyone struggling with poor mental health can access the right support at the right time.

If you need to speak to someone please contact our team at Mindline Somerset any time of the day, any day of the week locally on 01823 276892 or freephone 0800 138 1692. Or email [email protected] for support

Somerset Emotional Wellbeing – Do you work or volunteer in health and care in Somerset? Whatever you are going through, the Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Colleague Resilience Hub is here for you. The Somerset Emotional Wellbeing website is here to connect you with wellbeing support when you need it. Simply enter where you work, or how you are feeling on our homepage to discover and connect with local and national support options that are open to you. 

If you work or volunteer in health and care in Somerset and need to talk, you can call our dedicated, confidential Colleague Telephone Line for help with a trained professional. If you need further support after your initial conversation you can be referred for a one-off rapid access counselling session with a psychologist or counsellor. No waiting list. If you need further help we will make sure you see the right person. Call us now on 0300 124 5595 (available six days a week, from 09:00 to 17:00)

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