The family of a mother living with dementia has thanked The Royal British Legion for lifting the weight of worry from its shoulders.

Wendy Metcalfe of Norfolk had her mother Muriel admitted to Danbury Lodge three years ago after she was diagnosed with dementia.

Wendy said: “We couldn’t be happier with Mum’s care at Danbury. The staff are amazing and it’s not only provided Mum with a comfortable and happy environment, but it’s lifted a weight of worry off the family’s shoulders.

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“I have been able to go back to work in the knowledge that Mum is happy and their approach, compassion and patience is simply incredible.”

The widow of a former RAF serviceman, Muriel was eligible for admission to Danbury Lodge, which is part of Halsey House residential home in Cromer.

“We had heard great things about the care provided there and it seemed like the best place for Mum to go,” Wendy said.

“The process of assessment and moving in all seemed to move very quickly and we couldn’t have been happier once Mum had a place.”

Danbury Lodge uses the Butterfly Approach where staff step into an individual’s world rather than ripping them out and into reality, leading to people being less distressed and happier in their environment.

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