Kingsclear Care Home praised for Dementia Awareness Sessions

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

Kingsclear by Caring Homes, is a newly-built luxury care home, located in the leafy Surrey suburb of Camberley, offers respectful residential, nursing and dementia care for up to 90 residents.

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

Development Manager Tracy from Bentley Court said: “Very Informative, learnt a lot and hope to bring my mindfulness back to my development. Thank you so much for the invitation. Enjoyed the interactive activity, really brings it home.  Great idea – will definitely remember the feelings from that!”

Maggie Hage from the Royal Surrey Hospital added “I found this training very helpful and informative in understanding Dementia and the experiences those with Dementia may go through. I highly recommend this for anyone who has contact with people with 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 Diane Stone said: “We were delighted at the interest shown in finding out about dementia by the community around Kingsclear. 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.”

Background information about dementia

Dementia is an umbrella term that refers to lots of different types of conditions

There are more than 200 different forms of dementia; the four most common are Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy Bodies, Frontotemporal dementia

One in 14 people aged 65 and over have dementia*

Many people with dementia dislike the term ‘dementia residents’ as it implies that they are nothing more than this.

Please avoid using the word sufferer or victim in relation to dementia. It is preferable to use ‘person with dementia’ ‘person living with dementia’ or ‘person living well with dementia’.

* According to Alzheimer’s Society report update 2015

Kingsclear

Home Manager

Diane Stone

Address

Park Road,
Camberley,
Surrey,
GU15 2LN

Contact
0808 223 5516
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