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Intergenerational Dementia Project

Intergenerational Dementia Project

 

*Dementia Activities Guide during COVID 19 

A resource which offers links to resources which might be helpful for people with Dementia

Introduction

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

Purpose

• 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.

Flexibility

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)

 Gloscol Dementia Play

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

'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
  • Wandering

Hand behind screen

Chloe plus one

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sustainability

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.

Baseline

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.

 

COMMUNITY LINKS

Consider…

• 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.

 

To login and download the GHLL Intergenerational Dementia Project resource, click here.

 

Contact charities such as Alzheimer’s Society, Age UK, Barnwood Trust.

http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/

http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/youngpeople

http://www.ageuk.org.uk/

http://www.barnwoodtrust.org/youre_welcome/youre_welcome

http://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/telecare

BBC Radio Gloucestershire

Dementia Memory boxes powerpoint presentation - Di Harrill, Newent Community School

 

The Dementia training and education strategy for Gloucestershire

 created & edited by the Gloucestershire Dementia Education Team

For further information please go to the Dementia Education Training Website for Gloucestershire:

www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/extra/dementiatraining 

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.

 

 

Click here to see all the winning entries

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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