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Free event will help Bury St Edmunds community understand dementia

April 8th 2015

A free event to help the Bury St Edmunds community learn more about dementia will take place on Thursday 16th April at Care UK’s Davers Court care home on Shakers Lane.

This will be the second ‘Understanding dementia’ session to take place at the home, following a successful event in October 2014.

The event will run from 12 noon to 3pm and will be hosted by Rachel Niblock from Dementia Adventure, who will share her knowledge and provide practical tips for those caring for someone living with dementia.  

Speaking about the event, Sue Atkins, manager at the Davers Club said: “Our first ‘Understanding dementia’ event received so much positive feedback that we are delighted to welcome Dementia Adventure back for a second time.

“At Care UK, we understand being equipped with plenty of information can make all the difference for those caring for loved ones living with dementia.  By working in partnership with Dementia Adventure, we can provide people with an opportunity to learn more about dementia and speak directly to professionals in this area as well as team members from the care home.”  

Rachel Niblock from Dementia Adventure will help attendees learn how memories are lost and give guidance on how to overcome communication barriers. Attendees will also be able to pick up complimentary copies of Care UK’s Listen, Talk, Connect guide, which provides more practical tips on how to communicate and connect with people living with dementia.

For further information and to book your free place at the ‘Understanding dementia’ event call 0333 321 1982 or email julie.dennis@careuk.com.

The event takes place at Davers Court on Shakers Lane, Bury St Edmunds IP32 7BN. Visit careuk.com/davers-court for more information about the care home, which provides residential, nursing, dementia and respite care for older people, or visit careuk.com/talk-dementia to download your free ‘Listen, Talk, Connect’ guide.

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Our skilled care teams deliver a range of round-the-clock care services, all matched to each resident’s needs. Everything about the home is designed with residents’ comfort in mind and a range of daily activities and regular events ensures that there’s always something to look forward to.

Davers Court
Shakers Lane
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP32 7BN

0333 321 1982

  • Dementia care
  • Residential care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
  • Day care
  • Palliative care

Every day at the Davers Club day care centre starts with a group coffee morning when our team and club members get together to share what they’ve been up to. Then club members are welcome to do what they fancy, playing Scrabble, having a sing-song or helping in the garden. Themed activities around annual events and days are always popular too, and a lovely chance to reminisce.

The Davers Club
Shakers Lane
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP32 7BN

0333 321 1982

  • Day care
  • Dementia care