"DEMENTIA WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW - IN MINORITY ETHNIC LANGUAGES" PROGRAM
"Dementia is the loss of mental functions such as thinking, memory, and reasoning - that is severe enough to interfere with a person's daily functioning. Dementia is not a disease itself, but rather a group of symptoms that are caused by various diseases or conditions."
Languages covered in the "Dementia What You Need to Know - In Minority Ethnic Languages" Program include:
Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Italian, Polish, Ukrainian, Urdu, and English.
Multilingual topics include:
-What is Dementia?
-Health & Social Services
-Money and Legal Matters
-Don't try to manage alone
"Alzheimer Scotland" provides a wide range of services for people with dementia and their carers. Services include a telephone helpline, day care and home support. Dementia Advisors provide advice and information. Branches which work locally to raise awareness and to improve the position of people with dementia and their carers. In many towns and cities regular support groups or Dementia Cafés are available for carers and people with dementia to exchange experiences, learn new information and benefit from mutual support.