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Fixer Kayleigh Duddin with her Grandma | by FixersUK
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Fixer Kayleigh Duddin with her Grandma

A Lincolnshire Fixer, whose grandmother stopped recognising her after developing dementia, has created a poster campaign to help families better understand the illness.

 

Twenty-two-year-old Kayleigh Duddin is concerned too many people with the condition are neglected because loved-ones no longer see them as the person they once were.

 

She’s using her experiences working in a care home to give tips on how to properly look after somebody with the illness.

 

‘People with dementia don’t see things like everyone else. They’re often consumed by their own little world, and sometimes you have to go there with them,’ says Kayleigh.

 

‘So what I’ve done is help others understand that world a bit more.

 

‘The idea behind the posters was to show the do's and don’ts when talking to someone with the condition. It’s all about seeing the person and not the illness, which I think our posters do. Sadly, this isn’t always the case.’

 

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Taken on November 1, 2013