This video published by Health Education England (HEE) aimed at dental professionals seeks to raise awareness of the issues faced by patients with dementia when attending a dental appointment.
The film looks at the process of attending a dental appointment through the eyes of someone with dementia, highlighting just how daunting the whole process can be.
The film will be a useful learning tool for dental teams working in general practice and will challenge them to think about how they deal with people who have this condition. It highlights the crucial role played by staff, especially receptionists and dental nurses in supporting vulnerable patients.
The film has been inspired by an award winning series of films called ‘Barbara’s Story‘ that was developed to highlight issues around caring for people with dementia in an acute hospital.