Dementia Case Study - David's Story

Home Manager at Mount Pleasant, Nikki Kelly, says: “We have a quiet lounge, which doesn’t have a TV and David likes to spend time in there. He also clearly enjoys the outdoors and likes to be in our secure garden with other residents and carers whenever he can.”

Activities Co-ordinator Eve Connolly says: “A game of dominoes is another great favourite, which David often plays when his family visits.”

He puts his glasses on and you can see him concentrating and working out his next move. It’s a feature of his condition that he can sometimes get very frustrated, but dominoes seems to calm him and gets him talking.”

“In those days they didn’t get paid the huge amounts they do now and it wasn’t televised of course. During the season they got £12 a week plus £2 for a win and £1 for a draw. Out of season, they often worked on the grounds to earn money.”

Mount Pleasant care home in Burton-upon-Trent provides residential and dementia care to up to 50 elderly residents. The home is surrounded by stunning and beautiful countryside which provides a sense of peace and tranquillity. Personal, tailored care plans are put in place for all residents and the dedicated staff team work closely with residents, their families and loved ones to build close relationships and offer a real home from home environment.

The best way to find out more about life at Mount Pleasant is to book a visit to meet Nikki Kelly, Home Manager and her team. Alternatively, please contact the home for more information. Call 0808 223 5527 or email

“Dave was always good at making jokes and people always wanted him to write their speeches. He was always wanting everyone to have a good laugh,” remembers Alice fondly.
David, right, with Leeds team mates in the half back line 49/50 season
David In action during a match
David, right, training at Leeds 49/50 season

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