Last week, MacIntyre’s Health, Dementia and Wellbeing Team were thrilled to release The Easy Read Dementia Statements at the National Dementia Action Alliance Conference 2019.
The Dementia Statements were released in 2010 by the Dementia Action Alliance, to alter how people experience living with dementia. Since then, The Dementia Statements have continued to evolve. The latest edition reflects what is important to people with dementia, directly from individuals living with dementia.
However, MacIntyre’s Health, Dementia and Wellbeing Team recognised that this valuable resource needed to be accessible for everyone; including people with a learning disability and dementia.
Sarah Ormston, MacIntyre’s Dementia, Health and Wellbeing Manager said:
“MacIntyre supports a number of people living with dementia and a learning disability. We wanted to make these statements accessible to the people we support.”
The team worked alongside several people supported by MacIntyre to produce the Easy-Read Statements, including MacIntyre’s Health, Dementia and Wellbeing Assistant Rosie Joustra, MacIntyre’s Keep Going Don’t Stop Group and finally the MacIntyre Checkers.
“Making sure that all of the information was understood, by different people with different learning styles was really important to us. We are really proud of what we have achieved.”