DVD for dementia sufferers

The Angus launch of a DVD aimed at people who have recently been diagnosed with dementia will take place at the Carnoustie Golf Hotel on Monday, March 26.

The DVD, ‘Living well with dementia’ was produced by NHS Health Scotland in partnership with Alzheimer Scotland and the Scottish Dementia Working Group.

Margaret Burns, Chair of NHS Health Scotland said: “With an ageing population, the number of people who will be diagnosed with dementia is expected to double over the next 25 years.

“This dvd has been developed for people who have recently been given a diagnosis of dementia.

“It features people with dementia and their carers who explain how they cope with this illness – emotionally and practically – and how to live well after diagnosis.”

Provost Ruth Leslie Melville, vice convener of Angus Council Social Work and Health committee said:

“Living with dementia, for the sufferer, family and friends, affects every area of their lives. The aim of this event to launch the dvd is twofold.

“It will increase people’s knowledge about dementia and it is also a good opportunity to gather interested Angus people together to learn about what is happening in this sphere both locally and nationally.”

Free copies of the DVD will be distributed to carers throughout Scotland and are also available from www.healthscotland.com or through the Alzheimer Scotland helpline on 0808 808 3000.