Published Mon, 2012-02-13 13:18; updated 3 years ago.
This is the first part of a series of videos about a brand new aid to help teachers educate youngsters about dementia.
A year 8 class in a Birmingham school host a range of dementia experts and had the chance to learn about the condition and understand the issues connected with it.
Jenny La Fontaine, from the Association for Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester and one of the presenters at the school, was very impressed with the students’ receptiveness to the problems dementia causes. She said: “They were able to grasp that it also affects whole families.”
Daniel Cole, a science teacher at the school said: “The pupils I’ve seen are very imaginative and have some very good ideas; I’m very curious as to what ideas they could come up with themselves“Jenny La Fontaine sees this work as very important for the future.She described dementia as a “growing challenge for our society” and said that education was key to getting people to “respond positively to the needs of those in society who have the condition, rather than seeing them as a problem.”
Due for review February 2013