£180,000 funding for new bilingual dementia friendly community initiative in the Western Isles

£180,000 funding has been awarded to an Lanntiar for a new bilingual dementia friendly community initiative in the Western Isles.

The project, run by an Lanntair, is based on two previous pilot projects which used combined local knowledge, local language, and memory tools to support people affected by dementia in a culturally specific way.

This new initiative looks at the role that bilingualism – speaking Gaelic and English - plays in the delayed onset of dementia and the benefits that an oral tradition can have in retaining good memory skills, providing a generational bridge and a sense of belonging.

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