A PHOTOGRAPHIC exhibition at Banff Castle is highlighting how people with dementia can still do a great deal with their life.
Janice Caine, service manager of Alzheimer Scotland in North Aberdeenshire, said: “The exhibition is called ‘Another View’ because too often the public perception of dementia is one of thinking that the person can no longer do things or live a full life.
“I think visitors will find these photographs dispel that myth.
“People with dementia have problems with their memory, and our staff all have cameras to help people recapture moments in their lives.
“Photographs are a good way of helping improve communication. They act as a physical and visual reminder of an activity – a beautiful view, a creative moment or just a moment in time.
“They serve as a visual prompt to remind the person who they are and the things they still do. They also act as a memory for the familycarer.
“The exhibition also highlights our dementia café – the Deveron Diners – which is for the carer and individual with dementia.
“It’s an opportunity for people to go out socially together, have fun and make friends. People are getting on with their lives despite dementia.”
This exhibition will be on display until Saturday.