Tonbridge Care Home Creates Dementia Friends
Inviting relatives of residents and friends from the community to learn about dementia, Barnes Lodge Care Home hosted a dementia awareness training session on Friday 11th October.
Keen to support its residents, relatives and the wider community, the Tonbridge care home hosted an informative dementia training session on Friday evening.
The session, which was run by Tonbridge Dementia Friendly Community’s Chris Parker, gave family members and the wider community the opportunity to learn more about dementia and how they can support those who are living with the condition.
Alongside a glass of wine, the group picked up helpful tips and were able to ask questions, overall the session was hugely insightful, giving attendees what they needed to fully support their loved one, as well as those living with the condition in the community. Subsequently, the group can proudly call themselves Dementia Friends.
Nicky Pett, General Manager of Barnes Lodge said: “Supporting someone who is living with dementia can be incredibly difficult, so we were delighted to be able to offer our residents’ families the opportunity to attend an awareness session and learn more about the condition. It was wonderful to be able to involve the wider community too, as there are many people living in their own homes with dementia, so anything we can do to support those people is great.
“Everyone said the session was so helpful, giving them the confidence to move forward and fully support their family member to live well. We are hoping to run another session again soon.”