A care home in Worcester is helping to create a dementia-friendly community.
On Thursday 12th November, from 6pm-7pm, local people are invited to attend a virtual Dementia Friends event hosted by Care UK’s Perry Manor care home, on Charles Hastings Way.
The Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is an initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia, raising awareness and understanding of the condition. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about dementia.
Jimi Wright, Dementia Friends Champion and Customer Relations Manager at Perry Manor, 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.
There will also be advice for those attending about the small things they can do to make a difference to people living with dementia in the community.
Commenting ahead of the event, Jimi said: “At Perry Manor we are committed to encouraging others to learn about dementia, and we are really proud of the progress we have made by supporting the Dementia Friends initiative. We want to educate people, but also help the community turn their knowledge into action by making our community more aware of those living with dementia.
“We look forward to hosting this virtual event. These sessions have proven incredibly popular in the past, so booking a place is essential.”
Perry Manor is a state-of-the-art Care UK home, which provides full time residential, nursing and dementia care, as well as short term respite care. Rated outstanding by the CQC, the home is designed to enable residents to live enjoyable and fulfilling lives, the care home has its very own cinema, cafe and hair salon, with plenty of space both indoors and out for relaxation and recreation.
To book your place at this event, email Jimi Wright, Customer Relations Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01905 886 715.
For more general information visit: careuk.com/perry-manor