The team and residents at a Sanctuary Care home in Bridgwater have set themselves a mission to make their local community as dementia friendly as possible.
People are being invited to The Rosary Nursing Home in Mayfield Drive, to learn about the small things they can do to make a big difference to the lives of people living with dementia, throughout October and November.
Dementia Friends session
Every Tuesday at 11am, the nursing home is hosting Dementia Friends sessions, an Alzheimer’s Society initiative that will not only provide people with an understanding of dementia but also show the easy ways to turn understanding into action to support those living with dementia.
The home’s manager Natali Edwards said: “So many people live with dementia and for some reason there is a real stigma around the subject and we want to quash this. Dementia should be talked about and those living with dementia or caring for someone with dementia should be supported by local people, so we hope as many people pop along to our free Dementia Friends sessions.”
Showing their full support for the drive, the team, including care staff, receptionists, administrators and catering assistants, are all proud Dementia Friends, and in turn will all be championing the initiative outside the home.
Natali continued: “Dementia Friends aims to create dementia friendly communities across the UK and we want to get Bridgwater on the map – we want to talk with supermarkets, local schools and businesses so watch this space!”
For those wishing to attend the address is:The Rosary Nursing Home, Mayfield Drive, Durleigh, Bridgwater TA6 7JQ.