Local care home invites Sutton Coldfield residents to understand dementia

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A care home in Sutton Coldfield is inviting the local community to a free, virtual event for families caring for loved ones living with dementia.

On Wednesday 26th May, from 2pm-3.30pm, Care UK’s Mercia Grange, on Lichfield Road, will be hosting a virtual Understanding Dementia event.

Dementia specialist, Dr Nori Graham, who is the Vice President of the Alzheimer’s Society and has extensive experience in healthcare for older people, 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 the condition.

Thomas Bampfield, Home Manager at Mercia Grange, 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. This event has proven popular in the past and we’re looking forward to welcoming local people virtually for an inspiring afternoon of information and guidance.”

For anyone unsure about how to take part in the virtual event, help is at hand. The team at Mercia Grange will host the joint event using Zoom, which is very easy to use. Simply call or email Customer Relations Manager, Aleksandra Luczynska, and she will send a link to join the event and share her tips to make the most out of the session.

Mercia Grange is a state-of-the-art care home which provides full-time residential, nursing, dementia, and short-term respite care. The three-storey care home, which features 67 ensuite bedrooms, has been designed to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives, while also promoting independence. The care home incorporates space for hobby and leisure activities and includes its own cinema, hair salon and café.

To find out more about Mercia Grange, please call Customer Relations Manager, Aleksandra Luczynska, on 0121 314 3196, or email aleksandra.luczynska@careuk.com

For more general information, please visit careuk.com/mercia-grange

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538 Lichfield Road, Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B74 4EH

Mercia Grange

Mercia Grange

CQC Rating: Outstanding
  • Residential care
  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Day club

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