‘The start of a new chapter’ – Thorrington care home launch new dement
A care home in Thorrington has launched a unique video guide to support people whose loved ones have been diagnosed with dementia.
A poll of 2,000 adults carried out by Care UK, which operates Silversprings, on Tenpenny Hill, found over two thirds of British adults (67%) admitted they felt they should know more about dementia.
Launched in response, the guide – One step at a time – A video guide to navigating dementia – is the first of its kind and is split into three sections: Dealing with a dementia diagnosis, Living well with dementia and Supporting the carer. It is the eighth guide to be released by Care UK, following the success of its predecessors – but the first to be available in video format.
Tapping into more than 40 years of experience providing care for people living with dementia, the videos include detailed explanations and practical advice from Care UK’s experts, including Head of Nursing, Care and Dementia, Suzanne Mumford, Managers and team members from care homes across the country, plus residents’ families and carers.
Each section is designed to provide a lifeline for families whose loved one has been diagnosed with dementia by dispelling common myths and helping to shine a light on what it means to live with the condition.
It also includes practical tips from carers to help them understand how they can continue taking care of themselves, but also how their loved ones can go on to lead fulfilling lives after a diagnosis – from keeping active to continuing to enjoy old hobbies.
To mark the launch, Silversprings is inviting the community to its Dementia Café from 3pm-4.30pm on Tuesday 30th May. The café provides the opportunity to meet like-minded members of the community and enjoy an informal chat, share experiences and receive support from Silversprings’ expert team.
Silversprings, Tenpenny Hill, Thorrington, UK, Essex CO7 8JG
Tue 30 May