Dormy House hosts Dementia Awareness Days

Businesses, relatives and members of the public have praised Dormy House Nursing Home in Sunningdale for sharing knowledge of dementia with the community through two special events held at the care home recently.

The two dementia awareness events took place at the home, one aimed at helping family members of those living with dementia and the other at local businesses and organisations.

The Mayor of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, Councillor John Lenton and Mayoress Margaret Lenton said:
“We found the dementia presentation very informative and interesting. The food presentation was interesting too and the use of moulds was very clever. What a lovely home we have here at Dormy House”

Nancy Thorn of Alzheimers Dementia Support said:
“An excellent afternoon, extremely informative and great hosts”

Janine Oakley from Berkshire carers hub said:
“Very informative. Not only in presentation, but the fact the group joined the sensory aspects of dementia which was an eye opener”

Charlotte Walton of Waitrose said:
“Very good information which helped me understand a lot more about how people may be feeling. The stages of dementia and different types. The experience at the end gave a real insight into how a person with dementia feels on a daily basis”.

Tiia Stephens an RBWM community warden said: “The event gave a good insight into dementia and has left me with awareness, understanding and some basic knowledge. Very good course content including food awareness and experiencing dementia”

The event aimed to give participants an in-depth understanding about, and empathy for the psychological needs of a person with dementia and is based on Caring Homes’ in-house dementia training programme, ‘Living in My World’, which has won a prestigious Princess Royal Training Award. There were hints and tips to improve communication and a practical session to understand some of the day-to-day frustrations that affect a person living with dementia.

Care Home Manager Joanne Gullon said:
“We were delighted at the interest shown in finding out about dementia by the community around Dormy House. Events like these enable people to learn about dementia and help them to challenge the way people think, act and talk about the condition.

“We want to actively promote a dementia friendly community through sharing our knowledge and expertise.”

Dormy House by Caring Homes, is a luxury care home, in one of the most sought-after residential areas in Sunningdale.   It is next to the world renowned golf course and the rooms enjoy views over the Ladies’ Course. Dormy House offers respectful residential, nursing and dementia care for up to 84 residents.

If you would like to find out more about life at Dormy House, please contact us on 0808 223 5424 or via email to manager.dormy@CaringHomes.org.

Dormy House

Home Manager

Joanne Gullon

Address

Ridgemount Road,
Sunningdale,
Berkshire,
SL5 9RL

Contact
0808 223 5424
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