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The Appointment

Understanding the issues faced by a person with dementia when attending an appointment

The Appointment is a thought-provoking film aimed at dental professionals but also suitable for health and social care staff and carers. It raises awareness of the issues faced by a person with dementia when attending a dental appointment. 

In the film Barbara is having a routine check up with her dentist, six months elapse and we see Barbara starting to face challenges around attending a new appointment. 

We become more aware about how it feels to be a person with dementia, see the relationship with the dental practice staff and how vital it is to get carers and relatives on board as they can help the person with dementia cope with visiting the dental practice. 

It raises reflective learning to improve caring, compassion and good communication.

The resource pack helps guide discussion, guiding viewers to reflect on the film and its learning points. 

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