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24 Hour Sleep Out To Highlight Social Isolation

Staff at Field House care home in Church Stretton, Shropshire marked Alzheimer’s Awareness Month by spending 24hrs of isolation ‘wild camping’ in Marshbrook, Shropshire.

Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia, the loss of cognitive functioning – thinking, remembering, reasoning – which can affect a person’s day to day life and activities. Functions that can be impacted are memory, language skills, visual perception, problem solving, self-management and the ability to focus and pay attention. The number of people living with dementia in the UK is forecast to increase to over 1m.

General Manager; Paula Wiggan, Deputy Manager; Danielle Price and Activities Coordinator; Caroline Davis decided to raise money for a local charity close to their hearts by experiencing life without the comforts of home to highlight how life changing the dementia journey can be.

Field House raised a grand total of £375.00 for the Church Stretton Dementia Friends Group and were delighted to present the donation to Victoria and fellow members.

General Manager, Paula, said: “Taking part in this adventure focused our minds on the challenges faced by those living with, or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. We’re definitely not the Bear Grylls type but together it opened our eyes to how lonely the condition can make you feel, and helped strengthen the team bond we have.”