90,000 people in Scotland are living with dementia
A dementia diagnosis changes the lives of not only a person with dementia, but also their family and friends. Dementia Awareness Week 2018 focused on making sure nobody faces dementia alone. Allied health professionals (AHP) supported the week, spreading the word about dementia, letting people know about dementia, sharing who allied health professionals are & how we CAN help. This week’s blog is a brief overview of our week & an opportunity to say thank you for all your support.
1. A blog a day at alzscot.org/talking_dementia
During the week we posted 7 blog posts every morning at 7am. Here’s the opportunity to have another look at the blogs.
Tuesday 5th June – Use of twitter to connect to people living with dementia and their families #DementiaAwareness @AHPDementia https://letstalkaboutdementia.wordpress.com/2018/06/05/use-of-twitter-to-connect-to-people-living-with-dementia-and-their-families-dementiaawareness-ahpdementia/#respond
Wednesday 6th June – How CAN a physiotherapist help you to live with dementia? https://letstalkaboutdementia.wordpress.com/2018/06/06/how-can-a-physiotherapist-help-you-to-live-with-dementia-dementiaawareness/#respond
Thursday 7th June – Getting to Know Me: Supporting a Culture of Person-Centred Care
Friday 8th June – With podiatry you CAN
Saturday 9th June – How CAN music therapy impact the hospital environment for people living with dementia?
Sunday 10th June – Communication – what makes it work?
2. A tweet a day @AHPDementia
We continued to share our work daily at @AHPDementia where Allied Health Professionals in Scotland are raising awareness about dementia & how they CAN help, sharing practical hints & tips. Retweet, like or comment #AHPConnectingPeople
3. Hosting an AHP Blether in the community, hospitals & @Alzscot annual conference
During the week allied health professionals, working in partnership, had conversations in shopping centres, hospitals, and at the Alzheimer Scotland annual conference, speaking to people living with dementia, family carers and health and social care practitioners.
It was inspiring to hear about all the times we get it right for people living with dementia and their families. However, we were also hearing stories of where we have still got a lot to do, to share who the allied health professionals are, how you CAN refer to allied health professionals and what we CAN do to assist people to remain active and independent in their local communities.
During the week, we captured some of our blethers on camera, and here is a small selection of photos taken during the week.
Thank you for contributing to #DementiaAwareness week #Scotland and keep following #AHPConnectingPeople to follow the work we are doing in Scotland to transform our contribution to dementia in Scotland.