Project description for the Western Isles

In the Western Isles we are evaluating the Module of Direct Support for the person with dementia, the Module Support for Professionals and the Community Awareness Module.

The Direct Support for people with dementia involves working to evaluate the effectiveness of technology through the use of 5 clocks, 5 pressure mats, 5 wander reminders , 5 motion reminders and 1 Giraff. The equipment has been purchased and the people to evaluate the equipment with will be identified by Alzheimer Scotland staff.

Community Awareness Module involves raising awareness through targeted community events using rural community halls to promote awareness of dementia. Key note speakers and a number of events are being held throughout dementia awareness week. We are promoting dementia friendly retail areas and encouraging local retail outlets and businesses to sign up to promoting a dementia friendly high street and workforce.

Support to Professionals module consists of promoting the educational materials in Promoting Excellence, which is Scotland’s on line dementia education resource to all staff. Also working closely with Shetland to improve the pathway for people with dementia we are introducing a dementia Integrated Care Pathway as a guide for staff working with people with dementia.

Published: 28/11/2014

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