"We want to change the way dementia is understood in the UK," say the organizers of a conference in Cowes.
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The charities Alzheimer's Cafe and Supervisor IW Were among the participants this week and advocated improving "sketchy knowledge" and offering factual care, not "best intentions".
They were among the representatives of Cowes Yacht Haven on Tuesday (July 17), at a conference that included speakers from NHS England and Public Health England and the founder of Alzheimer Cafe UK.
Barry Jackman is Project Coordinator of the Dementia Awareness Partnership IW and looks after his wife. He told Isle of Wight Radio,
"My wife is in nursing homes, I have gone through the system and had no very good experience." It is not absolutely necessary for the person living with dementia, because it is a gradual process and there comes a time when the care is good is satisfied, it is difficult for the caregiver.
"If you've seen a person with dementia, you've only seen one person with dementia because every case is very different." There's no one size fits all. "What we need to do is get out and give people a little more about it tell what dementia is.
"We can be a flagship."
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