Dementia Ambassadors, Morag Leslie and Linda Mason, from Four Seasons Health Care Laurels Lodge, Aberdeenshire have been working with the community to raise awareness of dementia.
Working with the teacher of Woodside Primary’s P7 class, they came up with a lesson plan for the children. The teacher supported pupils to watch the Informed about Dementia DVD and afterwards they visited Laurels Lodge Care Home.
At the care home the children and residents took part in a reminiscence activity and quiz and the children enjoyed sharing their experiences about their grandparents. The care home extended an invitation to the school children for their coffee morning which both children and residents thoroughly enjoyed. One resident who is local to the Woodside area said:
‘It brings back lots of memories.’
‘The children returned to the home before the end of term and provided some entertainment; dancing and talking with the residents which was really nice for the residents and the children alike.’
‘The children created some great posters about their knowledge of dementia which hang in the home foyer.’
You can learn more too
View a range of dementia learning and development resources for workers to improve their knowledge and skills on the SSSC website.
Would you like to be a Dementia Ambassador?
Dementia Ambassadors are people in social service and educational roles who have volunteered to develop their skills of working with people with dementia as part of the Promoting Excellence learning framework.
Find out more on the SSSC website, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01382 346189.