Inside Dementia [Radio Scotland]

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20170103 (RS)

Kaye Adams and John Beattie hear about the reality of living with Alzheimer's disease.

Anne Macdonald invites Kaye Adams and John Beattie to the University of the West of Scotland, to take part in an experiential learning exercise designed to enhance empathy of what it is like to live with the cognitive and sensory difficulties which can be common in dementia and old age. Barbara Sharp from Alzheimer Scotland leads the session, asking John and Kaye to don special spectacles, headphones which distort sound, and other adaptations which restrict their senses and movement, making everyday activities very challenging.

Afterwards, John and Kaye reflect on their experience, and their very different responses to the exercise, with Anne and Barbara offering added insight into what it is like to live with dementia.

Anne Macdonald invites Kaye Adams and John Beattie to the University of the West of Scotland, to take part in an experiential learning exercise designed to enhance empathy of what it is like to live with the cognitive and sensory difficulties which can be common in dementia and old age. Barbara Sharp from Alzheimer Scotland leads the session, asking John and Kaye to don special spectacles, headphones which distort sound, and other adaptations which restrict their senses and movement, making everyday activities very challenging.

Afterwards, John and Kaye reflect on their experience, and their very different responses to the exercise, with Anne and Barbara offering added insight into what it is like to live with dementia.

Kaye Adams and John Beattie hear about the reality of living with Alzheimer's disease.