Maples Care Home in Bexleyheath is inviting anyone affected by dementia to join us on Tuesday 16 May at 3pm and Wednesday 17 May at 7pm to watch Barbara’s Story and learn how to improve their skills in supporting a loved one with dementia.
Barbara’s Story is a dementia training film that has changed attitudes around the world and is being made publicly available to help tackle the issues surrounding dementia care and support.
The film was the brainchild of Chief Nurse Eileen Sills and colleagues at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital. Its aim was to raise awareness of dementia among its 13,200 staff at the Trust – both clinical and non-clinical employees.
Barbara’s Story follows a fictional patient who has symptoms of dementia, and creatively explores the challenges she faces when she comes into contact with NHS staff at home and in hospital.