What is Your #oneweething?

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The Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice (ASCPP), which is based within our School on the Hamilton Campus is running a social media campaign in support of Scotland’s Dementia Awareness Week, which runs from Monday 4th to Sunday 10th June 2018.

Using the Twitter hashtag #oneweething, the Centre aims to build on the success of last year’s campaign and raise awareness of good dementia care practices, in particular, the important worked carried out by Scotland’s National Dementia Champions which have all been trained by the staff here at UWS.

The ASCPP leads the delivery of the National Dementia Champions programme which forms a key part of the Scottish Government’s National Dementia Strategy. This important programme creates ‘Dementia Champions’ to improve the quality of care provided for people with dementia and caring families across Scotland.

As part of this campaign, UWS is urging health professionals and members of the public to tweet about how Dementia Champions have improved the lives, experience, care, treatment and outcomes for people with dementia, their families and carers.

Professor Debbie Tolson, ASCPP director said:

“Throughout all our work with the Dementia Champions, we repeatedly hear ‘it’s just a wee thing.’ or ‘it’s only a wee thing, but it helps’. Our campaign aims to raise awareness that you can make a big difference to individuals and families experience of dementia starting with one small change. When we add up all the wee things that make a difference we are using knowledge to improving lives.”

For more information on Scotland’s Dementia Awareness Week (4-10 June) visit Alzheimer Scotland’s official campaign website at www.alzscot.org/daw and if you are on Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr join the Thunderclap at https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/69740-dementiaawareness-week-2018