Nostalgic Wedding Fever for Dementia Awareness Week

12People living at Stocks Hall Residential Home in Ormskirk were treated to a very special gathering to mark Dementia Awareness Week last week.

The Activities Team successfully hosted a wedding reminiscence day in a bid to trigger happy memories and have fun.  The team prepared a cake, decorated the room, arranged a bride and groom and even threw a bouquet, while people living at the home took part as guests.

It was an opportunity to get glam and enjoy a host of traditional treats including cake and a drop of fizz.

Gel Ball, Home Manager said “We wanted to do something unique for Dementia Awareness Week.  We strive to continually enhance the quality of life for everyone who lives with us, whilst emphasising the importance of social interaction for those with dementia.”

Gathered together, the group fondly shared stories and memories from years gone by, prompting good conversation on how things have changed through the decades.

Gel said “We would like to thank our wonderful staff, the Bride and Groom (Sophie and Brenda) and the British Heart Foundation in Ormskirk who kindly loaned us the wedding dress for this fabulous occasion.”

Dementia Awareness Week (17th-23rd May) takes place each year and is a chance to fundraise and raise awareness of dementia, whilst transforming the understanding and encouraging people to think and talk about it.

More than 850,000 people are estimated to be currently living with dementia in the UK and that figure is expected to pass one million by 2025.