Friday, 4 December 2015

Dementia, Collecting, life and love stories, to raise awareness - can you help ?




Dementia, Collecting, life and love stories, to raise awareness


The campaign started in my bedroom whilst caring for my magnificent mum was never a petition or protest Now par of the Dementia Carer Voices project at the Health and social care alliance (THE ALLIANCE )

It was and still is based on life stories.To truly understand or find the right  help someone ,we have to know about them we have to know


what matters to you

who matters to you

We reached a crisis through a lack of understanding from within and to often towards us .My mums life was a love story,Mums  love for family, friends and ability to care for and about all she met

Dementia was allowed to play to big a part .it certainly has the power if not supported with the correct support ,advice and understanding  to veer across the family .


this project  is about life and love stories ,our experiences good or bad can help inform policy   raise awareness ,understanding and help with the greatest gift and right for all to keep our lives as close to a love story as possible


we  have taken the life stories received to date to Government, local authorities, motions at councils, to talks,helping with reports across the care sector, Universities, Colleges, Carer Groups, the voluntary sector all based on our lives in our words


CAN YOU HELP ?

You can help by sending your life story, thoughts, and experiences good or bad to tommy.whitelaw@alliance-scotland.org.uk 


MY promise to you is the same promise I made to my mum to try and bring a  better understanding on dementia and caring to the best of my ability across the wider society
Thanks for reading my blog, You can now view my 8 short flims here! http://tommy-on-tour-2011.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/my-mums-name-was-joan-this-is-our-story.html
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1 comment:

  1. We have a great Carers video on our website www.southlakelandcarers.co.uk click on Dementia support

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