Southlands Place hosts Dementia Awareness Day

Businesses, relatives and members of the public have praised Southlands Place Nrusing Home in Bexhill on Sea 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.

Attendees enjoyed the dementia presentation finding it very informative, explaining the stages of dementia and different types. They got to see the how food is prepared with the use of moulds and joined a sensory session which provided a real insight into how a person with dementia feels on a daily basis.

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 Heather Nwansi said:
“We were delighted at the interest shown in finding out about dementia by the community around Southlands Place. 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.”

Southlands Place is a modern purpose built care home, in a quiet residential area with views of the coast and beautiful countryside visible from the dining room and terraces. Southlands Place offers respectful residential, nursing and dementia care for up to 71 residents.

If you would like to find out more about life at Southlands Place , please contact us on 0808 202 3303 or via email to enquiries@CaringHomes.org.

Southlands Place

Home Manager

Heather Nwansi

Address

Hastings Road,
Bexhill-on-Sea,
East Sussex, ,
TN40 2HJ

Contact
0808 202 3303
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