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Dementia friendly communities_and_intergenerational_working_alzheimer_scotland_gwt_nat_conf 2017

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Taking an intergenerational approach to
dementia – “it should be a concern for all of
society and for all generations”

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Dementia friendly communities_and_intergenerational_working_alzheimer_scotland_gwt_nat_conf 2017

  1. 1. Generations Working Together: National Conference Dementia Friendly Communities & Intergenerational Working 9th March, 2017 Richard Leckerman Ellen Donnelly
  2. 2. Dementia – about 90,000 people in Scotland have a Dementia diagnosis Taking an intergenerational approach to dementia – “it should be a concern for all of society and for all generations”
  3. 3. Dementia Helpline 0808 808 3000 ‒ Dementia: Umbrella term used to describe a range of symptoms that occur when the brain is damaged by specific diseases and conditions ‒ The most common causes of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease and Vascular dementia. ‒ These damage the brain differently ‒ Dementia affects everyone differently ‒ All forms are progressive & currently no cure
  4. 4. ‒ Linking 5 and 8 pillars Getting it right throughout the dementia journey
  5. 5. 1. Raise awareness across all generations 2. Encourage early diagnosis and treatment of dementia 3. Improve clinical and social care training on dementia 4. Provide flexible services for families caring for relatives at home 5. Provide respite care for families caring for relatives at home 6. Provide a welcome environment in care homes and in the community for all family members 7. Involve younger people in delivering services to people with dementia in nursing homes 8. Foster innovative partnerships in the community to bring people with dementia in contact with younger people (“Dementia In My Family”- E. Harding, S. Wait, N. Siba, B.Pointon, J. Georges) 9. Delivery of “Dementia Friends” sessions enabling communities to become more Dementia Friendly. An intergenerational approach to dementia : what can be done ?
  6. 6. “DEMENTIA FRIENDS” www.dementiafriendsscotlnd.org number of dementia friends to date 33,162
  7. 7. Who do we engage with?

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