Care homes get together to focus on dementia

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Staff from care homes from across East Dunbartonshire came together to take part in a day of training and activities to ensure that they are more dementia friendly.

The free event, Delivering Quality Dementia Care in a Care Home Setting, was organised and delivered by the Dementia Network, which sees the council, East Dunbartonshire Community Health Partnership, Alzheimer Scotland and Ceartas work together to deliver a variety of projects and events.

Care homes will continue to have an important role for people with more intensive and complex care and support needs. Care levels may be tailored

to particular needs, such as dementia care or palliative and end of life care.

The event saw all 12 care homes from across the Council area come together to consider the care requirements of their residents with dementia.

Councillor Michael O’Donnell, convenor of social work said: “The day has been great training for all staff. But it has also given them the opportunity to network but also to share best practice with other colleagues and to begin the steps towards making East Dunbartonshire one of the first Dementia Friendly areas in Scotland.”