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Teaching students to be knowledgeable and compassionate about dementia care

De Montfort University senior lecturer Chris Knifton on why dementia is an increasingly exciting specialism
Chris Knifton

De Montfort University senior lecturer Chris Knifton on why dementia is an increasingly exciting specialism

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I am a senior lecturer in dementia and an Admiral Nurse at De Montfort University, School of Nursing and Midwifery, in Leicester. As well as teaching and supporting dementia professional awareness to nursing students, social workers and policing students, I support dementia awareness across the wider university through short courses open to all staff and students.

As an Admiral Nurse, I also provide occasional support to colleagues and students who know or care for someone who is living with dementia. I am trained and supported by the national charity Dementia UK to do this. My area of expertise also lies in analysing dementia education in higher education institutions, learning disability and dementia, dementia and the law, the history of dementia and conceptualising dementia

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