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PROMOTION Time to change the dementia stereotype? The word most commonly associated with dementia is sufferer yet some people with dementia are living meaningful lives. What's going on? THE DEMENTIA STEREOTYPE have confirmed the extraordinary some of us this happens when we sing We have all seen pictures like this inthe difference that good design makes to in a group, for others it's a walk by the media - anolder person staringvacantly people's well-being. into middle distance with a look of seaside, knitting a scarf for a friend, sharing a meal with family, painting a picture of great beauty. For many of us it is simply knowing that we are not alone but part of a loving community. despair, utterly lost ina sea of confusion and loneliness. The words "dementia" PEOPLE NEED PEOPLE We are social animals and people with and "sufferer" seem inseparable and dementia need others aroundthemwho we feel that sufferingistheveryessence supportthemto remainas independent Creating such magical moments is the of dementia. Andyet some people with dementia are living fulfilling lives with regular people progressthrough their dementia and deeply meaningful moments of so thenature and frequency of support pleasure and happiness. Even just a fewyears ago such a possibility seemed may suffice in the early stage, at some like heresy. Today our understanding stage this involves the round the clock Is very different from the dementia stereotype that still prevails. and active as possible and who help them through their challenges. As very essence of good dementia care. THE END OF SUFFERING? Who of us can honestly say we don't suffer ? Suffering is as much part of life as happiness. The truth is that we cannot abolish the suffering that islife. presence of others. Good social support We can however abolish the suffering that comes from inadequate care. And is simply where people with dementia ina civilised society we simply must. Yes we are different! - Come and see changes. While part-time support iseasyto define butharder to achieve-it IT STARTS WITH GOOD DESIGN feel safe and loved Good dementia care starts with a for yourself. We'll put the kettle on. homely environment which is easy to MAGICAL MOMENTS understand and navigate. This helps Acurious thing happens when we live people to use spaces as independently in the moment. Confusion drops away as possible. Good dementia design is still evolving and the Dementia Centre at Stirling University does great work creativity, a moment of pleasure, a in documenting best practice in dementia design. Ourownexperiences meaning. We are all different and for Poter de Groot is a principal at Dementia Care Devon which operates the Cottage and Lodge at Rose Lodge, neo ema communities for people ing with Dementia and we forget about the past and the future. This is where the magle happens - a moment of clarity, a moment of TOP 20 CARE HOME CROUP dsdc moment of happiness, a moment of Gold Award Rose Lodge, 2 Isca Road, Exmouth, Devon EX8 2EZ 01395 227071 + www.roselodgecarehome.co.uk Blog & dementia info: www.dementiacaredevon.co.uk CareQuality Outstanding Commission 2016 PROMOTION Time to change the dementia stereotype? The word most commonly associated with dementia is sufferer yet some people with dementia are living meaningful lives. What's going on? THE DEMENTIA STEREOTYPE have confirmed the extraordinary some of us this happens when we sing We have all seen pictures like this inthe difference that good design makes to in a group, for others it's a walk by the media - anolder person staringvacantly people's well-being. into middle distance with a look of seaside, knitting a scarf for a friend, sharing a meal with family, painting a picture of great beauty. For many of us it is simply knowing that we are not alone but part of a loving community. despair, utterly lost ina sea of confusion and loneliness. The words "dementia" PEOPLE NEED PEOPLE We are social animals and people with and "sufferer" seem inseparable and dementia need others aroundthemwho we feel that sufferingistheveryessence supportthemto remainas independent Creating such magical moments is the of dementia. Andyet some people with dementia are living fulfilling lives with regular people progressthrough their dementia and deeply meaningful moments of so thenature and frequency of support pleasure and happiness. Even just a fewyears ago such a possibility seemed may suffice in the early stage, at some like heresy. Today our understanding stage this involves the round the clock Is very different from the dementia stereotype that still prevails. and active as possible and who help them through their challenges. As very essence of good dementia care. THE END OF SUFFERING? Who of us can honestly say we don't suffer ? Suffering is as much part of life as happiness. The truth is that we cannot abolish the suffering that islife. presence of others. Good social support We can however abolish the suffering that comes from inadequate care. And is simply where people with dementia ina civilised society we simply must. Yes we are different! - Come and see changes. While part-time support iseasyto define butharder to achieve-it IT STARTS WITH GOOD DESIGN feel safe and loved Good dementia care starts with a for yourself. We'll put the kettle on. homely environment which is easy to MAGICAL MOMENTS understand and navigate. This helps Acurious thing happens when we live people to use spaces as independently in the moment. Confusion drops away as possible. Good dementia design is still evolving and the Dementia Centre at Stirling University does great work creativity, a moment of pleasure, a in documenting best practice in dementia design. Ourownexperiences meaning. We are all different and for Poter de Groot is a principal at Dementia Care Devon which operates the Cottage and Lodge at Rose Lodge, neo ema communities for people ing with Dementia and we forget about the past and the future. This is where the magle happens - a moment of clarity, a moment of TOP 20 CARE HOME CROUP dsdc moment of happiness, a moment of Gold Award Rose Lodge, 2 Isca Road, Exmouth, Devon EX8 2EZ 01395 227071 + www.roselodgecarehome.co.uk Blog & dementia info: www.dementiacaredevon.co.uk CareQuality Outstanding Commission 2016

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