Dementia Awareness-Reminiscence

Posted in: News on May 26, 2015

Dementia Awareness-Reminiscence

During Dementia Awareness Week one of our dementia advocates attended an event in Derby. The dementia advocacy project normally advocates for people who at an advanced stage of their dementia but there are occasions where we are involved with people who at an early or a mid-stage of their dementia. This has enabled the project to develop a peer dementia advocacy group.
This group have produced a short film and a couple of members of the group were recently asked to present at an event called ‘Living well with Dementia’ and the group highlighted the benefits and value of peer dementia advocacy.
As a direct result of the presentation ‘Making Spaces’ an organisation based in Derby asked members of the group to attend a huge event they are having during Dementia awareness week. Making Spaces organisation was full of praise about the group stating how development of the group was innovative.
On display was a Pop up Reminiscence Pod, Rempod, which provide a calming and enjoyable experience for people with dementia. It may be a living room, shop, bar or indeed a seaside experience. Two of our focus group members John and Michael are pictured here enjoying their trip to the seaside.


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