New DVD ensures health and social services staff are Informed about Dementia

In the first joint education initiative of its kind in Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) have produced an educational resource for the entire health and social services workforce in Scotland.

Entitled Informed about Dementia: improving practice, the DVD is an important milestone in achieving the aims of Scotland’s National Dementia Strategy and has been fully endorsed by Alzheimer Scotland and the Scottish Dementia Working Group (SDWG), the national campaigning group run for and by people with dementia.

The DVD will help to ensure that all health and social services staff understand more about dementia and can think differently about the people with dementia that they might work with either directly or indirectly. Viewers are shown that they are likely to interact with people with dementia in a wide variety of situations, not just those specific to dementia care, and are encouraged to recognise the rights and abilities of people with dementia. Viewers will also learn about some simple steps they can take to apply this learning in a way that can make a huge difference in improving the experience of people with dementia and their families, friends and carers in health and social services.

For a copy of the DVD, please contact Caroline Gowans at the SSSC by email- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.