Sunday, 27 January 2013

Collecting life stories raising awareness our thoughts experiences can help others #dementia

This awareness campaign is based on the life stories, thoughts and opinions from families living with or caring for a loved one with dementia. Our lives in our words  To date the stories collected so far have helped with motions at councils reports to government reports within SW departments at City Councils and used at talks within the care sector ,Universities and colleges along with carer sharing their experiences in a film .Please see below on going projects our stories are part of .My mum like so many others deserved a better understanding and help and I as a son struggled to cope and why should that after all I just wanted to care for my mum and for mum to have the best chance ,access to the best help and for a better understanding within and towards

can you help ,you can send any thoughts to

January 21st am Meeting Linda Pollok carers

January 2nd pm meeting Daniel NHS community engagement team

January 22nd meeting Jim Pearson Alzheimer Scotland

January 24th attending GNEC Easterhouse then over for Meeting at BBC 

January 25th meeting Carers Scotland Fiona 

January 30th meeting re carer engagement film city Chambers  with NHS GG*C CHP

January 31st       Art in the Gart meeting 

February 2nd speaking at healthcare conference Biggar via Jim Hume Lib –dem Healthcare spokesperson

February 3RD time TBC interview with Sally Magnuson BBC radio Scotland re- Aired

February 5th    meeting at Baillieston community care with David

February 6th    meeting carers  Alzheimer Scotland south Ayrshire carer group

February 15th speaking Caledonian university 3rd year mental health students

February 19th speaking South Ayrshire carers dementia awareness day

February 20th       speaking  1st year mental health nursing student’s Caledonian university

February 21st    attending Carers link Milgavie
February 22nd dementia working group Glasgow city council 2nd meeting  as per my motion passed 

March 14th    speaking at Lockerbie carers  dementia group

March 8th       conference at City Chambers  NHS  GG*C  caring for older people

March 12th  speaking to Nursing Students (500) Caledonian University

March 8-11      DCV workshops with students Cal Uni

March 22nd speaking at SDRCN Conference Stirling

April    speaking at labour party conference fringe meeting

 on-going projects 

Academic paper                  with a leading university on the life stories
Carer engagement film                  working title (its ok to ask)  
Dementia through art project          in partnership with Gartnavel royal hospital a permanent exhibition
Glasgow city council dementia working group based on my motion passed last February

I have many talks lined up across the NHS and universities based on caring for my mum and the life stories
You can help make all of the above all they can be by sharing you’re story, thoughts, opinions or experiences good or bad at

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