International expert teams up with Stratford-upon-Avon care home to help locals understand dementia

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A care home in Stratford-upon-Avon is inviting the community to a free, virtual event for families caring for loved ones living with dementia.

On Tuesday 9th November, from 2pm-3pm, Care UK’s Ambleside, on Evesham 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.

Julia Joy, Home Manager at Ambleside, said: “There are currently 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK – and it is estimated that a further 209,600 individuals will develop it this year alone*. We know that this also means many families will be affected too, so our event aims to offer professional knowledge and insight to those who need it – as well as providing a hub for shared experiences. 

“It can be challenging to look after a friend or relative living with dementia, and 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 Ambleside will host the joint event using Teams, which is very easy to use. Simply call or email Customer Relations Manager, Gary Hulme, and he will send a link to join the event and share his tips to make the most out of the session.

Ambleside is a state-of-the-art care home which provides full-time residential, dementia and nursing care, as well as short-term respite care. Designed to enable its residents to live enjoyable and fulfilling lives, the care home has its very own cinema, café and hair salon, and there is plenty of space, both indoors and out, for relaxation and recreation.

To book your place at this free event, call Customer Relations Manager, Gary Hulme on 01789 868 298, or email, gary.hulme@careuk.com.

For more general information, please visit careuk.com/ambleside.

*Source: alzheimers.org.uk/about-us/news-and-media/facts-media.


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