The speakers at the meeting of Kendal Rotary on 17th June were Lesley Gill and Diane Smillie from, ‘Dignity in Dementia’, a non-profit making organisation whose aim is Enhancing Dignity in Dementia across Cumbria & North Lancashire of which there are over 8000 sufferers in Cumbria alone.
Their approach is to inform, support and inspire family carers and others. They do this through their ‘Feelings First’ approach to dementia care. They believe that by connecting to the way the person is likely to be feeling at any one time, it can help them to become more content and improve their wellbeing, which in turn then helps the wellbeing of the carer.
Further information can be obtained from www.dignityindementia.org