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Local care home helps Whitstable residents to understand dementia

February 5th 2020

A care home in Whitstable is inviting the local community to its free event for families caring for those living with dementia.

On Tuesday 4th February, from 2pm-4pm, the team at Care UK’s Harrier Lodge, on Thanet Way, will open the home’s doors to the community for its ‘Understanding Dementia’ event.

Dementia specialist, Dr Nori Graham, will be covering a number of topics to help people understand what it is like to live with dementia. There will also be support and practical advice on what dementia is and how memories are lost, as well as useful tips on how to overcome communication barriers and discover positive approaches to living with dementia.

After the event there will be a chance to share experiences, as well as the opportunity to meet the friendly team at Harrier Lodge and take a closer look at the care home.

Diane Collins, home manager at Harrier Lodge, said: “We know that it can be challenging to look after a friend or relative living with dementia. It’s natural to feel confused about the best way to help your loved one, so our event aims to offer professional knowledge and insight to those who need it – as well as providing a hub for shared experiences.

“We want people to know they’re not alone, and we’re here to offer support. We look forward to welcoming local people to the home for an inspiring afternoon of information and guidance.”

Harrier Lodge is a state-of-the-art care home which provides full-time residential, nursing and dementia care, as well as short-term respite care. Designed to enable residents to live enjoyable and fulfilling lives, the care home has its very own cinema and hair salon, and there is plenty of space, both indoors and out, for relaxation and recreation. The home has a comprehensive activity programme, offering a mix of themed events, group activities and days out.

To book your free place at this event, please contact customer relations manager, Theresa Mead, at theresa.mead@careuk.com, or phone 0330 057 3779

For more general information about Harrier Lodge, please visit: https://www.careuk.com/care-homes/harrier-lodge-whitstable

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At Harrier Lodge, we provide care for up to 65 residents, and our home has been designed to ensure we can give them an amazing quality of life. Our home has a bar and café, hair and beauty salon, cinema room, as well as beautiful lounges to relax in or take a walk through our gorgeous gardens. We have a packed activities schedule, with quizzes, cooking and yoga, and we also hold live music in our gardens, when it’s safe to do so. Your loved one will be able to continue their much-loved hobbies or even take up something new.

Harrier Lodge
Thanet Way
Whitstable
Kent
CT5 3FS (For Sat Nav use CT5 3DE)

0333 321 8609

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