A full life with dementia

A project that aims to change perceptions of dementia has launched online, offering knowledge and expertise aimed at carers, professionals and families affected by the condition.

Developed by the mental health and social change charity Platform, the website features interactive videos for organisations to use in supporting group sessions and online training opportunities, as well as community and one-to-one support which is available across South Wales.

The online project is called Effro – Welsh for “awake” – emphasising the objective of helping people “experience life to the fullest”.  Rob McMillan, service manager at Platform, said the new service would focus on the individual, their history, goals, expectations and ambitions.

“While it may not be easy to come to terms with a diagnosis, dementia doesn’t mean the end of a happy, fulfilling life,” McMillan said.  “We recognise we cannot reach everyone in person, so we’ve moved many of our resources online so that more people can access and benefit from our materials and training.”

Go to effro.org