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Showing Support For Dementia Awareness Week

The teams and residents at Sanctuary Care’s homes will be showing their support for Dementia Awareness Week with a variety of activities.

This week people all over the county will be engaging with their communities to raise awareness of dementia as part of Dementia Awareness Week (17 to 23 May).

The teams and residents at Sanctuary Care’s homes, which provide residential care and dementia care, will be showing their support with a week packed with events and activities.

At Breme Care Home in Bromsgrove, there will be song and dance tomorrow when members of Worcestershire Early Music bring their Hear My Voice project to the home.

A vibrant mix of medieval music played with a variety of instruments, the musicians have been to the home to treat residents to their combination of sea shanties and folk tunes before.

Activities leader at the home Helen Barron said: “Our residents love the music and absolutely adore them.” 

Meanwhile in Bordon the team at Ashley House Residential Care Home will be offering support at today’s ‘Share and Smile’ session, which is held twice a month.

Aiming to raise smiles, the team at the home invites members of the community join residents for a delicious afternoon tea and take part in an array of activities – from arts and crafts to music and singing.

The ‘Share and Smile’ sessions were launched by Ashley House to show support for the Alzheimer’s Society’s ‘Dementia Friendly Communities’ vision, a campaign which aims to create communities in which people understand more about dementia.

In Birmingham the team at Castlecroft Residential Care Home are inviting people who would like to help others living with dementia to information sessions.

An Alzheimer’s Society initiative, Dementia Friends gives people an understanding of dementia and the small things that could make a difference to the lives of others.

The home is also holding a ‘Dementia Café’ on Thursday, where people can take part in reminiscence activities, memory games and enjoy vintage-themed cakes. The team will also be dressed in their pyjamas to raise funds for Dementia Friends.

At Ivydene Residential and Nursing Home, which also provides nursing care, in Ivybridge people from the local community are invited to a summer barbecue on Sunday to raise money for The Alzheimer’s Society.

The home’s activities leader, Laura Charters, said: “Many of our residents live with dementia, so supporting this annual awareness week is very important to us.

“The barbeque is open to all and will be the perfect setting for everyone to come together and enjoy some great food, while supporting such a worthwhile cause.”

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