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Falkirk community gets together for a cuppa for dementia campaign

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

Care UK’s Caledonian Court care home will be hosting a tea party on Friday March 8 to raise funds as part of Time for a Cuppa week. Events are being held around the UK to raise awareness and funds for Dementia UK, a charity supporting the relatives and friends of people living with dementia.

Time for a Cuppa week seeks to raise awareness of dementia and the effect it has on a person and their family and Caledonian Court Manager Catherine Brannan 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.”

As well as a raffle and refreshments, there will be a chance to buy cakes baked by the team, the residents and their relatives and Catherine added: “Baking is a very popular activity within the home. Many residents have enjoyed cooking all their lives and moving into a home certainly doesn’t mean you have to give up your hobbies. We have some excellent bakers amongst our residents and they make some very tasty scones and cupcakes that we all enjoy eating, given half a chance!”

As well as enjoying homemade cakes, visitors will be able to pick up information packs on dementia and they will also be able to talk to Catherine and her experienced team at the home in Victoria Road, Larbert. Catherine added: “The event runs from 2pm – 4pm and we look forward to seeing as many people as possible, whether they fancy a piece of cake in aid of a very worthwhile cause or whether they want to learn more about dementia and care.”

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 in Scotland placed more value on the benefits of sharing news over a cuppa than almost anywhere else in the UK, with 80% saying they liked to talk over a cuppa.

Scots also chose actor Sean Connery and Sir Winston Churchill as two famous names they would most like to share a cuppa with – and 80% admitted they liked to dunk a biscuit in their brew.

Sharing family news over a cuppa was also top conversation 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.

 

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Victoria Road, Larbert , Falkirk, Scotland, FK5 4NA

Caledonian Court

Care Inspectorate: Registered
  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
  • Residential care
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