June Awareness Campaigns

promoting health and wellbeing

From your Patient Participation Group (PPG)

Posted: 19 June 2024 · Practice news

Every month the Academy Medical Centre Patient Participation Group raises awareness about health and wellbeing.

In June the focus is on Dementia. The information below is also available to download as a PDF.

Dementia is a group of conditions that may be caused by a range of diseases that affect the brain. This may result in changes to brain function, thinking, behaviour, and the ability to carry out everyday tasks. It may be described as progressing over a range of stages: early/mild, moderate, and severe/advanced. The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease. Other common types include vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia, or dementia associated with Parkinson’s disease.

Talking to someone you know about the problems they are having with their memory can help them to get the support they need. There isn't a right or wrong way to discuss what you’ve noticed. However, it can be a good idea to consider in advance what you want to say.

If you have dementia or have concerns, contact your local surgery for information or advice.

Resources and Support

Most organisations have a website or information on Facebook, Instagram, and X (formerly Twitter).

This short guide is not exhaustive – consult your local surgery for information.

If you know any other support groups in Angus, please let us know.

About the PPG

The Academy Medical Centre PPG has worked with the practice since 2010 to enhance the delivery of primary care services in a number of areas.

You can make a difference to the Practice too! To get involved or find out more about the work and how the PPG assists the practice and you, the patient, see the Academy Medical Centre PPG page. Notes of our meetings are also available to give you a real flavour of what we're doing.

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Academy Medical Centre

We are one of the largest GP practices in Tayside, Scotland, with approximately 10,000 patients on our list.

The surgery is open Monday to Friday from 8am-1pm & 2pm-6pm (except public holidays).

Academy Medical Centre
Academy Street
Forfar
DD8 2HA
Tel: 01307 462316
Email: academymc.tayside@nhs.scot