DEEP Groups News

The film (looking to show what it can be like living with dementia) developed by Lancashire Dementia Voices with help from DEEP funding is available free to any DEEP group – simply fill in an online request on their website to request a copy:  http://lancashiredementiavoices.org/.

‘Our Dementia, Our Rights’ is a new guide which aims to highlight as simply as possible the importance of human and civil rights in ensuring support, inclusion and dignity for people with dementia. It has been co-produced with the Dementia Policy Think Tank, a group of seven people with dementia interested in influencing policy.

Download as a PDF file: Our Dementia Our Rights

The Camden Minds members enjoyed a recent research session with University College London and said they really felt valuable after the research.

The research was looking at a treatment that was being developed around memory problems and the link with depression and not having enjoyable activities in the day to day life.  The treatment would be done with a therapist to look at what the person enjoys doing, where these activities are held and they help to make a plan for the future
together.  Questions asked included:

–          The importance of keeping active?

–          How do you keep active?

–          What might get in the way of staying active?

–          How relevant and easy to follow is the manual?

–          What activities do you enjoy?

The dementia pathway can be difficult to understand due to the complexities of the disease.  Any approach has to consider not just issues surrounding the person but also the carer and family, the community and the many services involved in caring and supporting the person with dementia.

A short animated video showing how a dementia pathway could be, has been commissioned by Doncaster CCG on behalf of Yorkshire and the Humber Clinical Network for Dementia and has been developed by Inkwell Arts Media and Leeds Mind.

You can watch the video here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5h4IV1IVjM8