Increasing understanding at Perth Dementia Friends session

Since becoming a Dementia Ambassador at the end of 2015 Tracey Chisholm has been continuing to improve the experience for people living with dementia, their families and carers.  

Using fun activities to learn more about living with dementia

Tracey works at Lewis Place day centre, one of Perth and Kinross Council’s services for older people. The centre helps people in the Perth and Kinross area meet others and take part in activities which interest them. Along with Aileen Craigie, a carer support worker who is also an Ambassador, Tracey recently held a Dementia Friends session for the families and friends of the people they support at the centre.

Alzheimer Scotland helped to host the session and Fiona Matthews their local Dementia Advisor led the activities. Around 25 family members and carers came along to find out more about what it is like to live with dementia and the best way to support people with their dementia journeys.

It is the third session of its kind held at the centre; the first session was open to local shops and businesses closely followed by a session for carers.

Tracey said:

‘It was great to organise this session with Fiona from Alzheimer Scotland and welcome families and friends to our centre. Everyone joined in activities to raise awareness of how we can all do small things to support someone living with dementia in their day to day lives in our local communities.’

Why not come along to a session?

If you would be interested in attending a similar session at Lewis Place in Perth please phone Tracey on 01738 472388.

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