What can Greater Manchester do to better support those living with dementia?

Joy Watson was a speaker at the event, a member of the lived experience steering group and was also there in her capacity as a roving reporter from Talking About My Generation. She spoke with top figures in the area and those who have had a diagnosis, to find out what life is like in Greater Manchester and what can be improved.

You can watch Joy’s video, where she chats with Mayor Andy Burnham, Alzheimer’s Society Chief Executive Officer Kate Lee and attendees, capturing their reaction from the event

Suggestions put forward in the video for a better Greater Manchester included the rental of electric wheelchairs in cities, better dementia training for all transport staff and a more streamlined diagnosis process, with better follow-up support.

You can read more about Joy’s video on the Talking About My Generation website

You can read more about our event in our Evaluation report of the Living well in Greater Manchester Dementia Event on 6th June 2022. This report also contains a detailed evaluation of the event (quantitative and qualitative), feedback from people who attended and themes and priorities that emerged from the sessions. The report also outlines key priorities and areas for change along with recommendations over the value of lived experience engagement.