After three years, 33 eLearning modules, 11 booklets and multiple awards, it was time to say farewell to The MacIntyre Dementia Project.
On Friday 9 November, the Dementia Project Team held a party in Great Holm, Milton Keynes for people we support, staff and friends of the project.
Sarah Ormston, MacIntyre’s Specialist Health and Dementia Project Manager reflected on the project's achievements, as well as presenting surprise ‘Memory Books’, to Dementia Project Assistant’s Rosie Joustra and Rachel Silver.
The project began in 2016 and was supported by the Department of Health, with the aim to raise aware awareness of dementia among people with a learning disability, help people with a learning disability receive a timely diagnosis of dementia and train professionals to provide better care for people with learning disability living with or at risk of dementia.
Speaking about the project, Sarah Ormston said:
“We are so proud of the journey we have been through. The success of the MacIntyre Dementia Project is because of the incredible support we had from staff across the country, families, our external friends, and the people supported. The conclusion of The MacIntyre Dementia Project does not mean that our work in dementia will stop, we will always strive to be leaders in the field of learning disability and dementia; we will continue to break barriers; celebrate achievements and share good practice.”
Nicola Payne, MacIntyre's Dementia Project Officer added:
“ I joined the Dementia Project back in the spring of 2016 and what a journey I have been on. The Dementia Project has enabled MacIntyre to meet some fantastic people and I know that the friendships we have made will long continue into the future."