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Community gets together for a cuppa for dementia campaign

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A Cambridge care home is inviting visitors to make time for a cuppa on Wednesday to support a national dementia awareness campaign.

Care UK’s Hinton Grange care home will be hosting a coffee afternoon as part of Time for a Cuppa week. Events are being held around the country to raise awareness and funds for Dementia UK, a charity that supports the relatives and friends of people living with dementia.

Home Manager Sam Lambourne said: “We provide expert care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia and we know that this campaign is very important to people with the condition, for both them and their families. Our residents will be making cakes and biscuits in our kitchens and decorating them. Many of them have enjoyed cooking all their lives and so we try to ensure they have the chance to keep cooking - their banana cake and scones are wonderful.”

To mark Time for a Cuppa week, Care UK, a leading provider of health and social care services throughout the country, commissioned an independent survey into the nation’s tea-drinking habits.

The survey found that people around the UK place great value on the benefits of meeting friends and family for a cuppa and to share news – a view shared by 76% of people in the South East.

People in the region also named The Queen, The Duchess of Cambridge and Sir Winston Churchill as famous names they would most like to share a cuppa with.

Sharing family news over a cuppa was also top choice for adults around the UK, with nearly 75% saying it was their favourite way to share family news and events and 51% of over 55s opting for their children as the favourite people to make time for a cuppa and a chat with.

Sam added: “The team will also be on hand to answer queries from anyone who is looking after a loved one with dementia in their own home. At Hinton Grange we have been fortunate enough to receive some of the most up to date dementia care training available in the country and we are always very happy to share what we know with people caring for others in the community.”

The Bullen Close home is open to all from 2.30pm until 3.30pm and there is an entry cost of £2 that will go to Dementia UK along with the proceeds of a raffle.


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