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The Dementia Diaries: The Learning Resource

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We didn’t want to miss the opportunity to share a FREE Taster from The Dementia Diaries: the learning resource, during Dementia Awareness Week 2015 #DAW2015.

We rely on your feedback and testimonials to publicise the work that we are doing so please do take the time to share with us and others how you use it on Twitter or Facebook using #SamSuperNanny #DementiaDiaries or by email silk.team@kent.gov.uk. Thankyou.

We are delighted to be able to share with you this now ASDAN accredited download, inspired by the experiences of the character Sam. This will be available to download throughout Dementia Awareness Week 2015 – please do share far and wide so that as many people as possible can benefit. This download is just one of five sections which are suitable for students with a range of learning styles, needs and abilities in a variety of learning environments, including those outside of a more formal classroom situation.

The Dementia Diaries: the learning resource has been developed to engage with PSHE Association Programme of Study and the National Curriculum Programme of Study for Citizenship at Key Stage 3. Using extracts from The Dementia Diaries, students’ knowledge and understanding will be developed through speaking and listening activities, social emotional literacy, cognitive reasoning and problem-solving. Some of the material is also suitable for students in Key Stage 2. For further information about ASDAN accreditation please contact us silk.team@kent.gov.uk.

Thankyou for your interest. Carry on reading for more information or learn more about how we made it here.

The not-your-average Dementia Learning Resource Pack is now made and illustrated – all 146 pages of it and counting… We hadn’t planned for it to be longer than the book, but it is!

We are thrilled that we have people all over the world helping us test this in practice over the next couple of months. From a Dementia Friendly Community in the Western Isles, Scotland, to home-schoolers in Canada; from social designers in Eindhoven, to students and medical professionals in Denmark and Norway.

Also thank you for the interest and support from teachers and students closer to home in Kent and Medway at King Ethelbert’s, Oasis Academy, Fulston Manor, St. Peter’s Catholic Primary, Brockhill Park Performing Arts College, Rochester Independent College, Chatham Grammar School for Girls, Meopham School, Parkside Community Primary and Ide Hill Church of England Primary. And of course the continued involvement of the Dementia Diaries Editorial Board.

We are very grateful to everyone who is supporting us with this next phase of work over the next couple of months. This is essential for us to make sure the end product is actually going to work – it does what it says on the tin!

Do keep in touch with progress on the Dementia Diaries Twitter and Facebook pages. In the meantime if you have any enquiries please contact us directly at silk.team@kent.gov.uk. Thankyou.