Intergenerational Dementia Project
The word ‘dementia’ conjures negative and fearful images associated with dread and hopelessness. In Gloucestershire, we have worked with many partners to raise a better understanding and awareness of dementia and to show that it is possible to live well with dementia. The most effective strategy that we have discovered – is the younger generation. All of us working with the Intergenerational Dementia Project have been moved and inspired by the way that the children have responded to the issues and challenges facing people living with dementia; their compassion and enthusiasm to make a difference in their community. I would recommend this resources to all schools – you will be surprised and heartened by the impact.
Helen Vaughan - Joint Commissioning Manager
Clinical Programmes Team, Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group
• Increasing knowledge and understanding of dementia
• Awareness of the conditions and their significance for an aging population
• Dementia friendly communities, school and wider
• Supporting people to live well with dementia
• Earlier recognition of possible dementia symptoms
Not only does the project strive to achieve the above, but in doing so it also helps young people to learn the underlying themes of acceptance, tolerance, empathy and an understanding of diversity.
The project is completely flexible. It can be fully tailored to suit your setting. This document aims to provide a collection of ideas that can be used in their original format, or can be edited and developed to suit your particular needs.
Share the Orange - Alzheimer's Research UK
Bryan Cranson talks about Alzheimers (03/10/2019)
Samual L Jackson talks about Alzheimers (03/10/2019)
'A Day in the Life' Intergenerational Dementia Project - Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Performing Arts (Acting): Gloucestershire College. Collaborative Project brings life with Dementia to young people in a unique way
Dementia - Confusion
HND Performing Arts students at Gloucestershire College were commissioned to create an original performance piece on dementia experience scenarios, to increase awareness of the condition among younger people.
The overarching theme of the piece was, “A Day in the life of Dementia”, and within that there are several scenarios highlighted:
- Night-time disorientation
- Personal care and personal space
- Separation anxiety
- Repetitious questioning and nonsense
Hand behind screen
Chloe plus one
Ultimately, the project needs to be sustainable and enjoyable. A modest start can be developed year on year, thus increasing confidence, knowledge and involvement within the community.
This project can be used as an intervention towards your GHLL Healthy School award. Even if you have achieved the award, the intervention can be recorded in the reporting tool as evidence of your great work. An example of a baseline assessment can be found in the resources for this pack.
• What is already happening in your local area?
• Links that you already have through school
• School community members with work or family links
Your local council can help to put you in touch with key workers and community builders who can help you make meaningful connections within your locality.
Contact charities such as Alzheimer’s Society, Age UK, Barnwood Trust.
Dementia Memory boxes powerpoint presentation - Di Harrill, Newent Community School
The Dementia training and education strategy for Gloucestershire
For further information please go to the Dementia Education Training Website for Gloucestershire:
Design a Dementia Dog Bandana Competition
Congratulations to Isabelle Green from Huntley Primary School - the winner of the KS2 section. Second place - Emily Godding from Berkhamstead School. Finally third place - Maryam Ames from Elmbridge Primary School.
Congratulations to Laura Davies from Ribston Hall School - the winner of the KS3 section. Second place - Joshua Weaver from Thomas Keble School. Finally third place - Harry Baker - Thomas Keble School.
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