One mans mission to raise awareness of dementia.
Son, Carer, Campaigner.
Are you a carer?
Please watch my short film, which includes families and carers reading from the letters they sent me.
If you would like to share your story or make a persoanl pledge to make a difference please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, 6 April 2017
Speaking Erskine Hospital on 21st and 27th April.
Massive thanks to our great friend Derek Barron @dtbarron for the kind invite to speak and give 4 talks at Erskine Hospital@Erskine1916 on 21 and 27 April. Tommy had the great honour to speak at Erskine a few months ago.
We are looking forward to continue our work together with Derek over the coming years in this new role as Director of Care and linking up with our great friend Janice McAlister @janicemcalister again at the talks.
Erskine is Scotland’s foremost provider of care forveterans and their spouses, Erskine provides unrivalled nursing, residential, respite and dementia care within four homes across Scotland. An important aspect of ensuring the care we provide is of the highest standard is to ensure our staff have the training, skills and knowledge to support them in delivering compassionate, person and relationship based care.
You can find out more info about Erskine and the April talks from Derek himself.
This month at Erskine we are delighted to welcome back Tommy to speak to our staff. Following on from the successful delirium/dementia awareness event we held earlier this year the overwhelming feedback was that more staff needed to be involved in the training/awareness session and hear from Tommy.
Tommy and one of our Erskine relatives, along with Janice McAlister (Erskine’s Dementia Nurse Consultant), Dr Claire Copeland (consultant physician) and Janet Leith (Erskine’s Physiotherapist) will be holding two sessions at The Erskine Home, Bishopton and two sessions the following week at our Erskine Edinburgh Home. The previous sessions held in February saw almost 100 of our more senior staff attend, some from our Edinburgh Home – returning to the Home they started their own pledge tree which can be seen behind Home Manager Alison Payne and NMC Chief Executive Jackie Smith.
The forthcoming talks this month are focused on care assistants, porters, housekeeping, admin staff and any other staff who wishes to attend are also welcome. Erskine shares Tommy’s vision that each one of us can ‘make a difference’ in the lives of those we touch, which is why we are enthusiastic in rolling out further awareness session to all our staff.
Thanks for reading my blog, You can now view my 8 short flims here! http://tommy-on-tour-2011.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/my-mums-name-was-joan-this-is-our-story.html