Southlands Place to share knowledge of dementia with community

Dementia Awareness events at Southlands Place

Please note these events are now closed. If you would like to find out more about future awareness events at our home, please contact us on 0808 205 3303 or email enquiries@caringhomes.org.


 

Southlands Place, run by Caring Homes in Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex, will be hosting two free Dementia Awareness Events next week open to anyone wishing to explore what dementia is, how it is diagnosed, and the effects it can have on friends and family.

The events, on November 30, will give participants an in-depth understanding about, and empathy for, the psychological needs of a person with dementia. Sessions are based on Caring Homes’ in-house dementia training programme, Living in My World, which has won a prestigious Princess Royal Training Award.

Southlands Place is a Caring Homes Group care home, providing residential, nursing and specialist dementia care for up to 71 people. The home actively promotes a dementia friendly community through sharing knowledge and experience.

There will be two dementia awareness sessions running on November 30 – a private session for family members of those living with dementia and a special afternoon session aimed at local businesses and organisations. There will be 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.

Caring Homes’ Dementia Training Lead Michele Saunders, says: “These events will enable participants to learn about dementia and help them to challenge the way people think, act and talk about the condition.

“These sessions will increase awareness of dementia which can be useful to all sorts of businesses and organisations, and help people understand what life is like for those living with the condition.”

If you would like to find out more or attend the event for local businesses, groups and organisations, please click here. For details of the event for members of the local community living with dementia, please click here.

Alternatively, please call 0808 223 5383 or email enquiries@caringhomes.org.

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 Alzheimers Society report update 2015

Southlands Place

Home Manager

Anne Trigg

Address

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

Contact
0808 202 3303
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