Dementia expert, Professor David Jolley, has died 

Professor David Jolley has died, at home, after a long illness. He was a strong supporter of the Journal of Dementia Care and the UK Dementia Congress. 

Barbara Stephens of Dementia Community writes: 

David learned first about new approaches to the care of older people with dementia and similar disorders as a medical student, spending time with the service created by Drs Russell Barton and Tony Whitehead in Essex. He later trained with Tom Arie, John Brocklehurst and Felix Post and became a consultant psychiatrist. He established services in the North West and then the West Midlands. Essentially David was a clinician, committed to multi-disciplinary teamwork in liaison with other agencies, but he always had links with university departments and the voluntary sector.  

In early retirement David was an Honorary Reader in the Psychiatry of Late Life based with the PSSRU: The University of Manchester, and Honorary Consultant at Willow Wood Hospice in Ashton under Lyne. David contributed to clinical sessions in memory services at Gnosall Health Centre and for Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust. 

When David retired from clinical work, he remained involved with all three projects and taught medical students at Wythenshawe Hospital. His involvement continued with the PSSRU facilitating research, contributing to publications and communicating ideas in print and at conferences.

A tribute to David and his work will be in the next issue of the Journal of Dementia Care (July/August 2024)