Garda Youth Achievement Award Presentation
Be Dementia Aware Group – Kerry
The dynamic Be Dementia Aware group began its awareness campaign in 2018 driven by the fact that dementia, and its consequences for the sufferer and wider family, was a subject that not everyone was comfortable talking about.
The enterprising and compassionate students created a website, an information brochure on the subject and produced and launched innovative and educational videos informing people in the community about the scourge of dementia. Members of the group teamed up with Michael Healy Rae TD who urged the Minister for Health on their behalf in the Dáil to set in motion an awareness campaign on the importance of everyone over 40 writing a will and addressing the power-of-attorney issue. The group created a memory box with activities inside that family members could use at home with their dementia sufferer.