New talks added to NHS Ayrshire and Arran Tour

The ‘You Can Make a Difference’  Campaign which was launched by Dementia Carer Voices in February of this year has now added new talks to the tour with NHS Ayrshire and Arran. The campaign asks people to reflect on carer’s personal stories and experiences, and later make a pledge based on one key message or action that they will take away and apply to their everyday practice to make a difference.

The pledges  highlight the positive steps we can all take to make a difference for people affected by dementia through focusing on the person rather than the condition and taking time to listen to and focus on what is important to people with dementia and their carers.

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Tommy Whitelaw, Dementia Carer Voices Project Engagement Lead said

“This is an important opportunity to spread the message that we can all make a difference in our own way. Carers so often tell us that a little bit of time, listening and understanding can make an unimaginable difference during what can be a very difficult and lonely journey.”

Irene Oldfather, Director, the ALLIANCE, said

“By harnessing the power of carers’ lived experiences, the “You Can Make a Difference” campaign speaks to the hearts of people and communities across Scotland, with the simple message that dementia is everyone’s business and that you have the power to transform the experiences of people affected by the condition.”

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These talks are open to all to attend. For further information, please email:

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