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ISSF public engagement bursary application

Tue 5 Apr 16

Dr Maggie Ellis
Fellow in Dementia Care
School of Psychology & Neuroscience

As part of my role as Fellow in Dementia Care at the University of St Andrews, I aim to make St Andrews a dementia friendly community. The Alzheimer's Society has set out a clear pathway of how this might be achieved including the 'Dementia Friend' initiative and the development of a local 'Dementia Alliance'. In following this advice; my initial aim is to hold a dementia awareness event at the university that will incorporate four main activities:
• Presentation on the 'Dementia Friendly Communities' initiative, given by me
• All participants will be shown how to become a 'Dementia Friend' (online process)
• Show the 'Small changes can help make a dementia-friendly community' (film available on the Alzheimer's Society website)
• Gauge interest in setting up a 'Dementia Alliance' in St Andrews

People from all walks of life who are also part of the St Andrews' community will be invited to attend this event, e.g. individuals with dementia and their caregivers, local shopkeepers and business people, students, police, etc.

• Amount of support requested, including a rough breakdown of costings.
£205 in total:
£165 for tea, coffee and biscuits for 100 people (University of St Andrews Catering Service);
£40 for 100 premium digital colour flyers publicising the event (University of St Andrews Print and Design Service)

• Detail whether your planned activity will be disseminated in future public engagement events. (max 100 words).

The planned activity will be disseminated in future public events in three main ways:
1. Recognition process - The recognition process is designed to enable communities to be publicly recognised for their work towards becoming dementia-friendly
2. Dementia Friendly Awards – This is a nationwide competition that recognises outstanding contributions to Dementia Friendly Communities
3. A talk on dementia to be given by me at the Byre Theatre in April, 2016.

Contact [email protected] for further information. 

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