Dementia and learning disabilities

Highlights from the workshop by community nurses looking at dementia @ 5th Big Health Check Day in Gloucester, 10th May 2013. The filming is not great quality but hopefully will be useful in discussing dementia with people who have learning disabilities. See the film at:

You can also download an Easy Read leaflet about dementia at:

Managing Memory 2gether - local information, advice and group information sessions for people worried about memory, people with dementia and carers of people with dementia: and 0800 694 8800.

Thank you also to organisers of the 5th Big Health Check Day; NHS 2gether Trust, Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, Gloucestershire County Council and Gloucestershire Voices.

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Have now added a host of films incl the opening night highlights plus some of Karen Hayes' amazing poetry:

Philip Booth replied 6 years ago

See also a film with Helen Gregory and Benita Johnson, two of the key contributors to the new project, ‘I Will Tell You Something of My Own’. It is an artistic and scholarly exploration into dementia, which aims to combat the perception of dementia as a ‘living death’ or ‘slow unravelling of the self’. The highpoint of this is an exhibition in December/January, using poetry, photography, song, stories and objects to portray a more positive view of people with dementia, exploring their everyday lives, selves and art. See film about project at:

Philip Booth replied 6 years ago

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