De­men­tia-friendly ti­tle

The Galloway News - - SCHOOL NEWS -

Kirkcud­bright Pri­mary has be­come the area’s first de­men­tia-friendly school.

Pupils in P6 and P7 re­ceived vis­its and took part in work­shops run by Jill Ren­nie, from Alzheimer Scot­land.

The five key mes­sages they took from the work­shops were:

De­men­tia is not a nat­u­ral part of age­ing;

De­men­tia is caused by brain dis­eases;

De­men­tia is not just about los­ing your mem­ory; It is pos­si­ble to live well with de­men­tia; There is more to the per­son than the de­men­tia.

The chil­dren had to come up with their own ideas for ways in which they could sup­port peo­ple with de­men­tia. They were all awarded a cer­tifi­cate and given a De­men­tia Friend Scot­land badge, above.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.