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Transcript of DEMENTIA DETECTIVES
Detective Chief Superintendent:
Bust the myths surrounding dementia
Discover how to support a person with dementia
(Perceptions of Dementia)
What is dementia?
You have 5 minutes to write down everything you know…
Operation POD: Feedback
What is dementia?
Dementia is not the same as ageing
Dementia is a disease of the brain
Dementia is progressive which means the symptoms gradually become worse
But it is possible to live well with dementia
Signs and Symptoms
Each person is unique and will experience dementia in their own way
As dementia progresses...
Difficulties become more widespread and severe
BUT remember each person is different!
Types of Dementia
Dementia is an umbrella term
Dementia with Lewy bodies
A diagnosis will usually be made by a specialist doctor or health professional:
An old age psychiatrist (mental health specialist)
An old age physician (physical health specialist)
A neurologist (nervous system specialist)
No single test
Things that help...
No cure at the moment!
Difficult to say for sure.
Things that may increase the risk:
High blood pressure
Lack of learning
Things that might reduce the risk:
With a little understanding and support from people like you a person with dementia can still have a fun life and live independently for longer.
In your teams
Write down what you can do to support a person with dementia in the community
Dementia is not normal ageing.
Dementia is caused by diseases of the brain.
It is not just about losing your memory.
It's possible to live well with it.
There is more to the person than the dementia.
Don't forget to complete your feedback sheet!!!
and tweet using
Write down all the steps involved in making a cup of tea.
You have 5 minutes...GO!
Did you remember all the steps?
What would happen if you missed a step?
How would you feel?
Alzheimers society http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/
Dementia Friends https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk/
The teams today are...
You have been given 5 profiles. Based on this information your team must identify who has dementia.
You have 5 minutes!
Living with dementia
Hidden in this maze is an additional activity designed to help you think about what it feels like to live with dementia.
Use your detective skills to find it and complete it.
Don't forget to tweet your thoughts on this activity using #dementiadetectives
You can watch more videos at
42, 325 under 65 years
57, 753 65-69 years
77, 376 70-74 years
125, 673 75-79 years
172, 227 80-84 years
170, 750 85-89 years
124-753 90-94 years
Over 2 million people predicted to be diagnosed with dementia by 2051
People with dementia are VIPS!
alue the person with dementia regardless of their age or ability
People with dementia are
ndividuals and unique.
Just like you!
Try to understand the person with dementia's
erspective. Empathy is important!
People with dementia, like you, enjoy and benefit from
Share a cuppa
Make a memory box
Create a favourite playlist together
Spend some time together
Meet Carole Floyd...