It’s Dementia Awareness Week.
One of my priorities after being elected in 2015 was to make sure that the constituency staff team had the opportunity to undergo the excellent training from Alzheimer Scotland to enable us all to be certified as ‘Dementia Friends’.
Many of us will have experience of family and friends with dementia, and we know very well the difficulties and challenges which go along with a diagnosis and the road ahead.
Those of us who work in public facing roles can benefit significantly from making sure that we understand as fully as possible how best to support those with dementia, and those close to them.
I’m very grateful to Alzheimer Scotland for the support they have provided me and the team. Their website is also an excellent resource: