Two Anchor care homes in West Yorkshire have been working in partnership with Boots to raise awareness of dementia in Leeds.

Anchor’s Simon Marks Court and Halcyon Court care homes in Leeds held a dementia awareness day at the Boots flagship store in Leeds Trinity shopping centre on 20 June.

The Beauty Hall area of the store, where the Anchor stand was set up, was decorated in a theme of yesteryear and at the beauty counters visitors were offered themed makeovers and styling.

Staff from the two local care homes were on hand to offer free information and advice to the public about living well with dementia, as well as answer questions about care and support available in the local area.

Boots also sponsored a raffle to raise money to create a1950's memory room for residents at Simon Marks Court to provide them with a dedicated reminisce space.

Jane Stone, Home Manager at Simon Marks Court said: “We had a great day talking to the public and were very well looked after the Boots team.

“It was really great to get out into the community and talk to people about dementia, answer their questions and help dispel some myths. We also had the opportunity to tell people about Anchor Inspires, Anchor’s innovative model of truly person-centred care for people living with dementia offered across our care homes, and help them understand a little bit better the care that is available.”

Find out more about Simon Marks Court and Halcyon Court care homes.

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