Will Grandad Remember Me: A Dementia Education and Awareness Programme for Secondary Schools”

Source: Dementia Services, Information and Development Centre

‘Will Grandad Remember Me’ is a dementia educational and awareness programme developed by the Dementia Services Information and Development Centre (DSIDC).  The aim of the programme is to increase awareness among secondary school students about ageing and dementia and to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and of the risk factors for dementia, especially lifestyle risk factors such as smoking, alcohol, and obesity.  The programme promotes a clear and focused message about growing old and ageing well; how the brain and memory work and how alcohol, diet and smoking affects the developing brain.  The programme promotes a greater understanding of dementia and in particular how young people can help a person to live well with dementia.

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