The Bristol Dementia Action Alliance (BDAA) hosted its first Dementia Aware Workshop for children with the 28th Brownies in Westbury on Trym Baptist Church recently.
Run by volunteers, BDAA aims to provide children with greater awareness and understanding of Dementia, in line with its mission to help make Bristol a Dementia friendly city – in short, a city where the needs of those with Dementia and their families and carers – of all ages – are better understood .
Some quotes from the Brownies:-
“I was inspired by what Tony said. I felt very sorry for his wife but I think it is very nice that he takes care of her. Dementia is something that I would like to help end. Thank you Tony for your visit.” Talya.
“I really enjoyed all the activities, especially the acting. It was really good to understand more about dementia.” Maddie.
“I really enjoyed Tony’s visit about dementia. I felt sad that your wife couldn’t remember your grandchildren’s names. I felt inspired by the purple angel. I hope we can beat dementia.” Ella.
“I enjoyed making the poster with the Purple Angel and the world. I liked doing the acting and being the person with dementia, it made me think how it would feel.” Lottie.
“Last week we learned about being dementia aware. My favourite thing was a quiz that had muddled up words.” Madeleine
“The dementia session was very inspirational and I now know how I can react if anything happens to my grandparents. Tony helped me realise how people affected by dementia may feel.” Fran.
“ I learnt a lot. My favourite part was when we acted out scenarios about dementia.” Suzannah.