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Could you teach about dementia in your school?

Discussion in 'Health and wellbeing' started by sahdiap, Nov 28, 2019.

  1. sahdiap

    sahdiap New commenter

    Hello everyone,

    I am a researcher from University of Bradford and i'm interested in finding out what the barriers and facilitators may be for teachers to deliver a dementia awareness workshop in their school. I was wondering if you could please take 5 minutes out of your busy days and complete a short survey?
    The link will take you directly to the survey and the home screen will explain more about the research project and why we're doing it. Unfortunately this survey is only open to teachers in the UK. Both primary and secondary school teachers are eligible to participate.


    Thanks for your help, its very much appreciated!

  2. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    As I have pointed out on your other thread

    I will complete your survey, but can i say before I do so, trying to deliver 'education' about dementia will be incredibly difficult. Awareness of it certainly. But the myriad of symptoms that may be indicative could cause more difficulty.

    As someone who has watched 4 relatives and many people with dementia in the Homes they ended up in, as they say, 'When you've met one person with dementia, you have met just one person with dementia.' Variations are individual and infinite.
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  3. Corvuscorax

    Corvuscorax Star commenter

    it has no place in an already heavliy overloaded curriculum
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  4. Lalad

    Lalad Star commenter

    I think it does have a place in the curriculum. We raise awareness of a myriad of other conditions, so why not dementia?

    In my school, a group running a dementia awareness project came in to deliver awareness training and the children are now part of the ongoing project. Small groups of children make regular guided visits to a nearby nursing home and some residents with dementia have visited the school.

    It has been a hugely positive experience for everyone.
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.

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