North-east partnership to host dementia events

The Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership are hosting events to help with their dementia strategy
The Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership are hosting events to help with their dementia strategy

The Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership is holding a series of public events as it develops its own dementia strategy.

As part of the initiative, the group wants to hear from anyone affected by the range of degenerative conditions.

And now, to help them devise a plan for the next five years, officials are hosting a series of events to allow people to tell their own stories.

The sessions will be held across Aberdeenshire next month and will allow those living with dementia to provide their own accounts of the condition.

Rhona Atkinson, chairwoman of the integrated joint board (IJB), said they wanted a better understand of how it affects sufferers and their families.

She said: “This strategy will set out how the partnership supports those living with dementia and their families over the next five years.

“It is such an important area for us, so it is vital that we understand what support people need, when they need it, what is working well and not so well.”

“The team working on the strategy have set out a great way to support those who are already living with dementia to participate through the storytelling sessions and I would urge anyone who is able to come along and join in.”

The events are open to people with a dementia diagnosis, family members, unpaid carers, volunteer groups and medical professionals.

The storytelling sessions will be held at the Rescue Hall, Prince Street in Peterhead on Wednesday, July 3, the Gairoch Heritage Museum, Loco Works Road in Inverurie on Thursday, July 4 and at Stonehaven Town Hall, Allardice Street in Stonehaven on Friday, July 5.

They take place between 12.30pm and 3.30pm.

To book tickets for the Peterhead event, visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dementia-storytelling-session-peterhead-tickets-63109065915

For Inverurie, go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dementia-storytelling-session-inverurie-tickets-63107832225

Tickets for the Stonehaven event can be booked at https://stonehaven-dementia.eventbrite.co.uk/

 

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