SOLACE - Support and Stimulation for Dementia Patients

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The work of the charity 'Solace' with dementia sufferers and their carers.

The Cardiff charity,SOLACE makes a real difference to both the lives of those with dementia and their carers. Shows their initiative 'Making a Difference', with coordinator Pam Noble emphasising how it can organise life, giving a chance to discuss, play games, exercise and sing. The initiative offers support to carers with its emphasis on socialising, positivity and most importantly companionship. For Pam its most important function is to draw attention to the fact that it is possible to enjoy life with dementia.
From: Dementia:Making a Difference
First Broadcast : 24 May 2012

Teachers' notes

Age Group : 14-16,16+

Subject : Health & Social Care

Topic : Mental Health, Care for Older Individuals

Keywords : Alzheimer's, Dementia, Care needs of individuals, Elderly, Promoting quality care and communication

Notes : • Watch the video clip and take notes, then discuss the importance of intellectual stimulation and social interaction with regards to providing quality care for dementia sufferers. After your discussion, write a report about your findings. • With the focus on quality of life, what physical, intellectual, emotional and social factors would you consider to be important to a person suffering from dementia? • Use in Unit 1 GCSE Health, Social Care and Children's Services (Care needs of individuals - the elderly); Unit 2 - Human Growth and Development (Life changes and sources and support); Unit 1 GCE Promoting Quality Care and Communication.

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