Barchester care homes across the UK are celebrating Dementia Awareness Week 2015 and raising awareness with a range of activities and events, such as dementia talks, reminiscence mornings and music therapy sessions.
There are 149 Barchester care homes providing care services to individuals living with dementia, and raising awareness of this terrible disease is close to the hearts of staff throughout the organisation.
Dementia services at Barchester homes are provided in unique care environments called Memory Lane Communities. The purposeful design encourages people to lead a full and active life, staying as independent as possible. Facilities such as life-skills kitchens allow those individuals living with dementia to continue to experience the familiarity of everyday household tasks like setting the table for dinner, washing up or baking.
Caroline Baker, Director of Dementia Services at Barchester Healthcare said: “850,000 people in the UK are living with dementia and Dementia Awareness Week is an important opportunity to raise greater awareness and understanding. Barchester homes have been organising some fantastic events which involve residents’ family, friends and others living nearby. It’s wonderful to see so many care homes bringing the community together to learn about dementia.”
To find out more about Barchester's dementia care services please go to: /dementia