Dementia awareness at Prestwick Rotary

Alex Murphy from The South Ayrshire Dementia Support Organisation [SADSO]

Dementia awareness at Prestwick Rotary

Dementia awareness at Prestwick Rotary

Alex Murphy from The South Ayrshire Dementia Support Organisation [SADSO] gave Prestwick Rotarians an update on his twenty years experience working in dementia support. Alex presently works in daycare, with nearly 40 places available in three centres at Ayr, Prestwick and Irvine.

Dementia carries a stigma, so it can be difficult to persuade sufferers to come to daycare. However the benefits of daycare are very apparent, both for those afflicted, and their families.

A lengthy discussion session followed, which included many personal family experiences. Lindsay Smith gave Alex Murphy a well-deserved vote of thanks, for a very interesting, and enlightening presentation..