Caring Homes has hosted dementia awareness events at two of its Jersey services.
The events, which were held at L’Hermitage and Beaumont Villa, aimed to give participants an in-depth understanding about, and empathy for the psychological needs of a person with dementia and were based on Caring Homes’ in-house dementia training programme, ‘Living in My World’, which has won a prestigious Princess Royal Training Award.
Hints and tips were provided to attendees on how to improve communication as well as a practical session to understand some of the day-to-day frustrations that affect a person living with dementia. Caring Homes’ award winning chef, Steve Harding, was also on hand to share his expertise on catering for people living with dementia.
Attendees included those members of the Parkinson’s Society, dietician students and relatives of people living in the community with dementia.
Michele Saunders, Caring Homes’ My World Dementia Strategy, Project Lead, said: “I really enjoy delivering these dementia events and with the aid of practical training it helps raise awareness, increases empathy and knowledge which is so important within the community. By educating everyone about dementia we can help empower those living with dementia every day to live a good life that has a real purpose and meaning and for me that is everything.”