Neale Court Care Home marked Dementia Action Week with a series of activities for their residents.

With one person developing dementia every three minutes, the Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Action Week, hopes to raise awareness and encourage people to take little actions they can to improve the lives of those affected by dementia.  This Dementia Action Week took place 21st – 27th May 2018.

Residents at Neale Court Care Home celebrated the week long event with a series of activities.

The week began with residents enjoying a visit from their PAT Dog Daisy. Daisy visits on a regular basis with her owner Louise, they go to each of the residents and enjoy chatting and reminiscing. PAT dogs are specially trained to work with the elderly and provide comfort and a source of conversation for people living in care homes.

Residents also enjoyed entertainment with Tina, whose music is designed specifically for people with dementia to stimulate and bring back memories. The week also saw residents enjoying their regular church service with Roger as well as brain games, crosswords and looking through old photographs.

Well-being and Activities Coordinator Lyndsey Houltby explained the importance of providing a wide range of activities for residents with dementia throughout the week.

“We offer residents a whole variety of activities in a typical week at Neale Court. It’s important to keep our residents physically active and mentally stimulated whilst catering for all personal preferences. We try to provide something for everyone from pet therapy, music, reminiscing and group activities”.