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Hallmark Care Homes commit to making 1000 people Dementia Friends

1 May 2019

Hallmark Care Homes commit to making 1000 people Dementia Friends

Dementia Champions at all of our homes across England and South Wales will attempt to make 1,000 people Dementia Friends this May and Dementia Action Week, for the fourth year running.

Hallmark Care Homes has chosen to do so as part of our commitment to raising awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and helping to transform the way the nation thinks about dementia.

Dementia Action Week, which is an annual event run by the UK’s leading dementia support and research charity, The Alzheimer’s Society, runs from the 20th – 26th May and is an important date for us as a care provider as we provide excellent standards of dementia care daily to residents in our homes and an important part of this care is raising awareness of the condition.

Dementia Champions, at our 15 locations will attempt to educate 1,000 people about dementia by running various informative Dementia Friends sessions, which are taught in partnership with The Alzheimer’s Society’s material for team members, relatives and members of the local community.

Each fun and interactive Dementia Friends session takes an hour and explores what it’s like to live with dementia. It will also discuss how you can make someone with dementia live a fulfilled life and the small things you can do to make a difference.

Visitors who complete the course will receive a Dementia Friends badge and takeaway material from The Alzheimer’s Society.

Customer Relationship Manager and Dementia Champion at Anya Court, Karen Handley said: “Our drop in sessions at our Hallmark homes will tell you everything you need to know about dementia. According to Alzheimer’s Research UK, there are currently 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK, therefore it’s important that as a care provider we get the word out there and as a community we become more dementia friendly. We hope members of the public will support us with our mission and take part in one of our enjoyable sessions, make friends and enjoy a slice of cake in one of our beautiful environments.”

If you are interested in finding out more about dementia and helping us to reach our commitment of 1,000 Dementia Friends this May, please contact your nearest Hallmark home here and find out if there is a session you can be part of!

From Dementia Friends sessions, to coffee mornings and sponsored walks, each of our homes will be celebrating Dementia Awareness Week in their own unique way and we have plenty of activities you can get involved in!

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If you would like your dementia care questions answered in confidence please click here to contact your nearest Hallmark care home. Our dedicated care team are happy to assist you with your queries and facilitate a tour of our award-winning facilities where needed.