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Dementia Action Week

As part of Dementia Action Week 2019, we take a look at how we enrich the lives of our residents through our dementia care.

This short video shines a spotlight on our dedicated staff and the importance of activities when it comes to helping our residents to enjoy new experiences and live life to the full.

Now let’s take a look at some of the wonderful activities going on in our care homes, which are proving to be particularly beneficial for our residents living with dementia.

We also hear more about our amazing staff and how they raise awareness of dementia and support people in the wider community, as well as the steps taken by our residents and their loved ones on their dementia journeys.

Anita Barrand from Learning for the Fourth Age (L4A) at Asra House

Sensory activities for adults living with dementia

As part of our dementia campaign, we find out how baking bread has proved to be one of many wonderful sensory activities for adults with dementia.

Read about our dementia care sensory activities

Sanctuary Care resident Grace Foulds takes a trip down memory lane with Activities Leader Karen Smith and Idris Crumlish

A three-wheeled trip down memory lane for adults living with dementia

With the wind in their hair and beaming smiles, residents living with dementia at a Sanctuary Care home in Prestwick are enjoying nostalgic trips down memory lane.

Read about our nostalgic trips down memory lane

Don Thomson House Residential Care Home Activities Co-ordinator Ann-Marie Greenhalgh

The Benefits of Dementia Friends

During Dementia Action Week, we speak to activities leader Ann-Marie Greenhalgh about what inspired her to become a Dementia Friends Champion.

Read more about Ann-Marie's story

Bob Conner discusses what it's like to care for his wife who has Alzheimer's disease.

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s – Bob’s story

Since her very early 60s Bob Conner’s wife Pat has lived with Alzheimer’s disease. Here, as part of Dementia Action Week we hear what it's like caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s.

Read more about Bob's story

Jade Mealing supporting the Alzheimer's Society with her 26 mile trek.

Jade’s boots were made for walking!

Jade Mealing, a care assistant from Don Thomson House Residential Care Home in Harwich has been limbering up to raise vital funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Read more about Jade's 26 mile trek

Michael Atkinson enjoying his trip to the seaside.

A seaside trip to stimulate the senses

Residents at Heathlands Residential Care Home enjoyed a very special trip to Weston-super-Mare recently, which reminded them of very special days gone by.

Read about our trip to the seaside


At Sanctuary Care our number one priority is to keep our residents, their relatives and our staff safe.

With the increasing number of reported cases of Coronavirus in the UK, we have taken the difficult decision to minimise all non-essential visits to our residential and nursing homes until further notice. These include routine visits from loved ones and friends, entertainers, hairdressers, work experience students and school parties.

We have not taken this decision lightly and understand this will be upsetting for relatives who want to visit loved ones. We do feel this is the best way to keep our residents safe and is one of many proactive, preventative measures we are taking to stop this infection getting into our homes.

We do hope you understand why we are taking these precautions. Please don’t hesitate to call if you would like to speak to us directly if you have any questions or concerns.

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