‘The Brain’ published to educate young people about dementia
- January 15, 2017
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Dementia
A new resource has been published for secondary school children to help them learn more about dementia and how the brain works.
Published by the Dementia Services Information and Development Centre in St James’s Hospital, Dublin, it’s called ‘The Brain’ and aims to give young people insight into the workings of the brain, positive ageing and dementia.
As a result of the increasing numbers in dementia cases in Ireland, more young people will begin to come into contact with people living with the condition, so making more information readily available is a positive step.
Prof Suzanne Cahill, director of the Dementia Services Information and Development Centre said: “Attitudes and behavior towards older people, including those with dementia, are established at an early age.
“By educating school children about ageing and dementia, we can contribute to the development of a more inclusive and more tolerant society, where people with dementia are treated with dignity and respect and afforded opportunities for full participation.”