ERS mark World Alzheimer’s Month, September 2017

ERS mark World Alzheimer’s Month, September 2017

The Elderly Residential Service (ERS), with the support of Gibraltar Alzheimer’s and Dementia Society (GADs), provided two awareness events in Kings Bastion  in view of their continued aim to raise awareness during September’s world Alzheimer’s month. Large displays provided plenty of information regarding dementia, and workshops were available to give attendees a unique look into the lives of those with dementia.

Sign-up was available for the Dementia Friends Gibraltar initiative; it encourages the community to raise awareness and support those they know living with dementia. For more information see the website: www.dementiafriends.gi

Interesting resources were provided at the awareness events, including photographs of dementia friendly environments, videos, and a “Would you do this” questionnaire:
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Two recommended videos that provide some insight to living with dementia are provided below:

BBC Panorama Program, Chris’s Story:

Social Care Institute for Excellence, Dementia from the inside: