The Lakes Care Centre in South Cerney hosted an informative day full of dementia support.

Summer Dementia Day welcomed local professionals, members of the local community and family members of it’s residents. There were informative talks and information stalls set up so that visitors could collect support materials for local services.

The first presentation was from OSJCT admiral nurses Nikki Rowe and Rose Elliot, they talked about how to answer difficult questions in dementia care taking a feelings matter most approach. Their presentation prompted lots of questions and emotions in the room.

The second presentation was from Owain from Care Funding Guidance. Care Funding Guidance are a not-for-profit organisation who offer guidance to families who may need to funs any type of care. Owain talked about helping families make well informed care funding decisions. Again, Owain’s presentation prompted lots of questions and many people took time to speak to Owain after his presentation and take away information and contact details.

Between talks there was a short break in order for people to be able to have a quick chat with the speakers or to collect support materials from our stands. We had stands set up from Alzheimer’s Society, Age UK, SSAFA, Mindsong, Café Society and lots of other local events and services. We also had materials available for all the upcoming events at The Lakes Care Centre and the care options available.

The final presentation was from Mindsong who are a local charity that offer music therapy in care homes and in your own home. Mindsong talked through the benefits of music therapy and they even got everyone singing to prove the effects. The room was uplifted after their session and it was a great end note.

Volunteers from The Lakes attended and served everyone tea and delicious homemade cakes and made sure the day ran smoothly.

If you are interested in services or events at The Lakes Care Centre give us a call – 01285 702410