Understanding and supporting people with dementia

Understanding and supporting people with dementia from Alzheimer’s Society:
“Living with dementia can have a big emotional, social, psychological and practical impact on a person. Many people with dementia describe these impacts as a series of losses and adjusting to them is challenging. This factsheet aims to give people – and carers in particular – a better understanding of what it is like to have dementia. It looks at ways to support someone to live well with the condition, based on that understanding. It also looks at how supporting someone with dementia can affect carers.

Find out more at https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/s…/scripts/documents_info.php…

Tuesday is Fairfield Club

Some of our service users including John White, Martin Fanning, Catherine Lawrie and Joanna Bradford enjoy their regular Tuesday day out to The Fairfield Club in Govan where they can enjoy activities including line dancing and bingo. The club gives our service users an opportunity to meet up on a weekly basis and catch up on what they have been doing.

Care Inspectorate Comments

Some of the comments from our Care Inspectorate inspection last year.

When speaking with staff it was evident that they put client’s best interests first,making sure that they meet people’s expectations and needs.

We saw this when staff were working with clients and by reading support files.By providing a range of support staff help people live in their own home as independently and healthily as they can.

We thought that clients were very confident about exercising choice, and that they were provided with individualised care and support to improve their life opportunities.

Follow the link for more http://www.careinspectorate.com/in…/index.php/care-services/

Another lovely thank you

thank you

Another lovely thank you and what better way to start a Friday. Thank you so much to everyone who takes the time to write to us and tell us what a difference we make – we can’t tell you how much it means to all the team:

“I would like to thank your organisation for its assitance in helping me to keep my mother safely and happily in her own home.

“I have nothing but praise for your organisiaton both in terms of professionalism and friendliness. Your ability to calmly cope with changing conditions was always reassuring…..I would ask you to pass on my appreciation and thanks to all the carers who took great care of my mother, expecially Jacqueline Sweeney and Louisa Telford.”

Yours sincerely

Moira

Carers Scotland Bill passed today

The Carers (Scotland) Bill will be passed today and introduces a wide range of measures to improve support for carers and young carers.

The Bill will replace the current carer’s assessment with a new adult carer support plan and a young carer statement for all young carers; provide for the establishment of an information and advice service for carers in each local authority area introduce a duty to support carers whose needs cannot be met by general services in the community and require local authorities to prepare local carer strategies for their areas.

You can read the Bill on the Scottish Parliament’s website http://ow.ly/XVLO3


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