How do you explain dementia to a six year old?


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The Ally Bally Bee Project is the world’s first personalised children’s book about dementia.

We launched a 2-minute fundraising video three weeks ago and reached our target within three days. During that time we also featured in The Sunday post (online and print), STV news and Third Force News.

As you will see from our video and press coverage, this is very much a family project but one with worldwide appeal. It’s all in aid of a good cause: to educate children about dementia and raise money for charities across the globe.

So far, we have attracted two gold corporate sponsors – one from the US and one from Australia. These organisations will now benefit from having their names and logos feature in every book we publish, on our website and across all our communications.

We would love to have a third, UK, sponsor on board. We truly think this is an amazing opportunity and, although we’ve achieved so much as a family, with your support we could do so much more.

A few other highlight of our project include:

  • More than 16,000 Twitter followers, 550 email sign ups and almost 4,000 Instragram followers
  • Award winning presentation at the Alzheimer Europe Conference in Copenhagen 2016
  • Abstract for the Alzheimer’s Disease International conference in Japan 2017 accepted for presentation

Please watch our video and find out how you can get involved. We would love for you to be involved in this truly unique and innovative project.

Together, we can make those difficult conversations a little easier.

Thank you,

Nina, Matthew and wee Lana

The Ally Bally Bee Project – the world’s first personalised children’s book about dementia

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Apply now to become one of Scotland’s next Dementia Champions

Would you like to take part in a free five-day programme delivered at the enhanced dementia practice level?

The SSSC programme is open to people working in either health or social services. Social service applicants must be supported by their employer and will need to demonstrate an ability to inspire and effect positive change.

The course will be delivered by the University of the West of Scotland and Alzheimer Scotland in five locations across Scotland between April and August 2017.

What is a Dementia Champion?

Within their existing roles and through a diverse range of activities Dementia Champions seek to improve the complete care and support experience for people with dementia, their families and carers; primarily in acute general hospital settings, but also in the community. There are currently over 80 Dementia Champions active in social service roles in Scotland, including social work, day care, care at home, care home and housing support across public, independent and third sector organisations. Social service Dementia Champions work alongside over 500 Dementia Champions working in health services.

Apply now

SSSC have distributed application packs widely, however if you have not received this through your organisation you can ask for an application pack and more information by emailing: [email protected]

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 28 February 2017.

Scottish Care / SSSC Promoting Excellence in Dementia Group

Scottish Care works in partnership with the SSSC and CI to share the learning opportunities involved in ‘Promoting Excellence’. This programme is designed to facilitate greater understanding of, and skill development in the delivery of care to people living with dementia.

We always welcome new members to this established group. The next meeting is taking place on Wednesday 24th August, 10.00am – 1.00pm in Compass House, Dundee.

If you would like to join this group please contact [email protected] for more information.