Activities to mark Dementia Action Week
Eight care homes will be organising dementia information days next week to break down the stigma surrounding dementia and explain the support available.
The sessions open to the public will cover the Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme, which aims to transform the way the nation thinks about the condition, as well as discussing Inspire, Anchor’s new initiative to help care staff develop person-centred care around the themes of nutrition, wellbeing, care practice and the home’s environment.
The following homes are organising the sessions at the following times:
- Annesley Lodge in Nottingham at 11am and 2pm on Monday 20 May
- Elizabeth Court in Caterham at 2pm on Monday 20 May
- Orchard Gardens in Eastleigh at 1pm on Tuesday 21 May
- Canterbury House in Hadleigh at 2.30pm on Tuesday 21 May
- Buckingham Lodge in Aylesbury at 1.30pm on Wednesday 22 May
- Maple Tree Court in Stoke-On-Trent at 11am and 2pm on Thursday 23 May
- Mayflower Court in Southampton at 2.30pm on Thursday 23 May
- Clayburn Court in Peterborough at 2.30pm on Friday 24 May
Other care homes will be organising other fun events for residents to mark Dementia Action Week.
Berkeley Court in Leeds will be taking some customers to the Rhinos’ rugby stadium.
Oakleigh in Godstone have a week of events, including holding an Italian Day where Italian music will be played in the home and residents will take part in pizza making sessions, and customers and colleagues will take part in an egg and spoon race during their 1950s sports day.