People in Stratford-Upon-Avon and surrounding areas are invited to find out more about dementia at Care UK’s Ambleside care home on Evesham Road on Tuesday 28th April from 12pm-3pm.
At the free event, Neil Mapes from Dementia Adventure will be joining the team at Ambleside to share his knowledge and provide practical tips for those caring for someone living with dementia. Neil will help people to understand the condition, learn how memories are lost and give guidance on how to overcome communication barriers.
The free event is part of an ongoing partnership between the care provider and Dementia Adventure and is designed to help family members and carers gain a clearer understanding of dementia. After the event, Neil will be on hand to answer any questions and there will be an opportunity for members of the public to meet the carers at Ambleside and tours of the home will also be available.
Speaking about the event, Dawn Leaver, home manager at Ambleside, said: “At Care UK, we understand being armed with plenty of expert advice and information can make all the difference for those caring for loved ones living with dementia.
“By inviting Dementia Adventure to host this free event in partnership with Care UK, we can ensure this information is communicated clearly and concisely, with visitors having the opportunity to speak directly to the professionals in this area as well as team members from the care home.”
Dementia affects 850,000 people in the UK and 25 million people have a close friend or family member living with the condition. 75 per cent of Care UK’s residents are living with various stages of dementia and Care UK offers extensive dementia training programs for all team members to ensure residents receive the highest quality care.
Those who attend the Dementia Adventure event at Ambleside will also be able to pick up a copy of Care UK’s ‘Listen, Talk, Connect’ – a free guide which helps friends and relatives to overcome the challenges they may face in having conversations and general interaction with loved ones living with dementia.
Situated on Evesham Road, Ambleside 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 support 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.
For further information, please contact customer relations manager Jason Osborne at Ambleside by emailing email@example.com or telephone 0333 321 0923.