In Carers Week 2023 (11-18 June), The Alzheimer Society of Ireland (The ASI) launched the DemTalks podcast; Series One, The Dementia Carers Campaign Network. The Dementia Carers Campaign Network (DCCN), supported by The ASI, is an advocacy group of people who have experience caring for a loved one with dementia. The podcast is proudly sponsored by Hidden Hearing. This first series of the DemTalks, Our Stories, Our Voices podcast is dedicated to amplifying carer voices and stories and destigmatising the experience of caring. The podcast features diverse stories and aims to create a platform where carers and experts can share their unique experiences, perspectives, and ideas.
The ASI Advocacy, Engagement and Participation Officer and Host of DemTalks, Our Stories, Our Voices, Judy Williams said: "We are incredibly excited to create a space where individuals from different walks of life can come together to share their experience of caring. We believe that everyone's story is important and that by listening to, and learning from, one another, we can build bridges of empathy and understanding." DemTalks, Our Stories, Our Voices is available for streaming on all major podcast platforms. The ASI hopes that other carers who listen to the podcast will feel less alone. Listeners can expect to hear stories that will inspire, inform, and encourage dialogue on a wide range of topics, including carer identity, home care, and caring in the LGBTQ+ community. Available wherever you get your podcasts - listen here: https://pod.link/1692512858
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