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Powerpoint h & w dementia awareness for children - 2

  1. 1. • Why • Where • How Dementia Awareness for Children
  2. 2. • There are currently 800,000 people with dementia in the UK • There will be over a million people with dementia by 2021 • There are 670,000 carers of people with dementia in the Uk • Two thirds of people with dementia live in the community while one third live in a care home • Only 44% of people with dementia in England , Wales and Northern Ireland receive a diagnosis
  3. 3. Why? • Raising awareness is essential • Children are increasingly experiencing dementia within their own families • Children are very receptive to positive messages Dementia Awareness for Children
  4. 4. How? • Using story time as a focal point • Using follow up activities to consolidate learning Enter header (Copy header to each slide)Dementia Awareness for Children
  5. 5. Dementia Awareness for Children Quotes from Children: ‘Astonished – they will be really astonished at Christmas when they get loads of presents because they had forgotten it was Christmas’. ‘Embarrassed – when people do silly things or get confused sometimes people laugh at them and that would make them embarrassed’. ‘Lonely – they may feel lonely because they have forgotten that people come and see them and also if people stop going to see them’. ‘Jealous – they may be jealous of people who can still remember things’. ‘Frustrated – because they can’t remember how to do things’. ‘Sad – because they don’t want to forget people and things’.
  6. 6. Dementia Awareness for Children
  7. 7. Dementia Awareness for Children Feedback • ‘Sensitively planned with a good approach and not frightening’ • ‘The story was an excellent opener and set the scene. Children were very interested in the object handling. The games were very engaging and relevant to the subject area we came for’
  8. 8. Follow up intergenerational opportunities Dementia Awareness for Children
  9. 9. Dementia Awareness for Children Next steps • Staff trained to deliver the programme more widely • Encourage schools to have a dementia champion who can deliver the programme to the whole school • Encourage schools to become part of the Dementia Friendly Stockton Project
  10. 10. Other work we do around dementia: • Bookchat • Use libraries as venues for National Dementia Awareness Week events • Stockton Dementia Services Collaborative Group • New Halcyon Centre LiveWell Dementia Hub • Dementia Friendly Stockton Dementia Awareness for Children