Busting the myths surrounding dementia in secondary schools
Dementia Detectives is a one hour session dedicated to dementia awareness. The workshop has been designed for secondary school students aged 14 to 16 years. The session can be incorporated as a ‘lesson’ into existing subjects such as citizenship or health and social care.
The aims of the workshop are to
- Bust the myths surrounding dementia
- Discover how to support a person living with dementia
The session consists of students working in detective teams on a range of interactive activities that encourage students to develop and share their ideas.
In the news
- Dementia Detectives was featured in an article published by The Conversation
- On the 17th of Fenruary 2015, Dementia Detectives asked dementia experts at the University of Bradford and twitter to discuss what key messages should a dementia awareness programme cover. Find out what was said here.
- Dementia Detectives were featured in an article in the July issue of the Journal of Dementia. Please click here to download the article
- We presented a poster at the Alzheimer's Europe conference (2015) in Ljubljana about Dementia Detectives. Our poster won first prize for 'Best Dementia Friendly Society initiative'. Click the link to download the poster: Dementia Detectives poster - Alzheimer's Europe conference
A Prezi has been set up which aids the delivery of the content as well as act as an online resource:
Dementia Detectives has been delivered in a school in Cambridge. The students reported they would highly recommend the workshop to their friends and other people.
These were the most common words used to describe the workshop:
Dementia Detectives Headquarters:
The School of Dementia Studies, University of Bradford
- Dr Sahdia Parveen (Chief)
- Ms Jan Robins (Chief Superintendent)
- Dr Alys Griffiths (Chief Superintendent)
- Professor Jan Oyebode (Chief Superintendent)
- Mr Stephen Morris (Chief Inspector) Social media advisor
- Ms Maz Khalid (Private investigator)