Local care home invites Banbury residents to learn more about dementia

A care home in Banbury is helping to create a dementia-friendly community.

Thursday, 13th May 2021, 3:38 pm
Haymarket House Care Home is hosting a dementia friendly informational event for the community in Banbury

People are invited to attend a virtual Dementia Awareness event on Friday May 21, from 3 to 4.30pm hosted by Care UK’s Highmarket House care home, on North Bar Place.

Experts from the Alzheimer’s Society, Jayne and Sandy, will be covering a number of topics to help people understand what it is like to live with dementia.

There will also be support and practical advice on what dementia is and how memories are lost, as well as useful tips on how to overcome communication barriers and discover positive approaches to living with dementia, especially in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Jo Pohl, Home Manager at Highmarket House, said: “We know that it can be challenging to look after a friend or relative living with dementia. It’s natural to feel confused about the best way to help your loved one, so our event aims to offer professional knowledge and insight to those who need it – as well as providing a hub for shared experiences.

“We want people to know they’re not alone, and we’re here to offer support. This event has proven popular in the past and we’re are looking forward to welcoming local people virtually for an inspiring afternoon of information and guidance.”

For anyone unsure about how to take part in the virtual event, help is at hand. The team at Highmarket House will host the event using Zoom. Anyone interested should call or email Customer Relations Manager Marisa Ramos, and she will send a link to join the event and share tips to make the most out of the session.

To book your place at this event, please call Customer Relations Manager, Marisa Ramos, on 01295 297 652 or email [email protected]

For more general information, visit careuk.com/highmarket-house