Experiencing dementia through our own eyes Angi Inch: Dementia Advisor Experiencing Dementia

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Experiencing dementia through our own eyes Angi Inch: Dementia Advisor Experiencing Dementia Slide 2 Alzheimer Scotland aim - To be the national and local voice of and for people with dementia and their carers in Scotland being Scotlands Leading Dementia Charity We campaign and provide services for people affected by dementia and we have - about 4,000 members who run our charity our freephone helpline is 24/7/365 Have a network of Dementia Nurses, Advisors and Resource Centres and Services all over Scotland making a difference for those affected by dementia Experiencing dementia Slide 3 Alzheimer Scotland believe - No one should go through dementia on their own Whether that be - The person with the diagnosis Those that love and support them Or the communities that they live in! Experiencing Dementia Slide 4 Have you heard about dementia? What do you think it is? What do you think a person affected by the illness feels or could feel? Experiencing Dementia Slide 5 Do you know someone affected by Dementia? Experiencing Dementia Slide 6 Dementia can affect - Memory and learning Concentration Communication Recognition Experiencing Dementia Slide 7 Dementia can affect - Emotions and behaviours Thinking, imagining, calculating, problem solving and planning Every day activities The way others see us! Experiencing Dementia Slide 8 We all have rights! All people affected by dementia have the right to Do the things they enjoy doing for as long as they can or want to Be included in decisions that affect them Make plans for the future Power of Attorney, Advance Statements, etc Be seen as a person in their own right Experiencing Dementia Slide 9 Healthy living helps reduce your risk of developing dementia - Exercise Health eating Socialising Keeping your brain active Experiencing Dementia Slide 10 Community Networks Experiencing Dementia Slide 11 Thanks for taking the time to talk with me today! Experiencing Dementia Angi Inch Dementia Advisor Alzheimer Scotland