Care homes up and down the country will host a ‘Time for a Cuppa!’ day during the first week of March to show support for Dementia UK and the Admiral Nurses who work closely with those who live with dementia. Homes will open their doors to their local communities and will host various activities, such as tea parties, tea cosy knitting sessions and tea tastings.
Some of Four Seasons’ care homes will also be organising informal drop in sessions during the week for people in the local community who are living with dementia, together with their relatives and friends. These sessions will provide an opportunity to meet informally to share experiences and to obtain advice from one of Four Seasons’ dementia specialists.
It is estimated that there are 800,000 people living with dementia in the UK and this number is expected to increase by up to 40% within the next 15 years.
Alistair How, Chief Operating Officer at Four Seasons, said: “At Four Seasons, we believe that it is very important that people are able to access information about dementia freely and easily. Our free drop in sessions will give people the chance to ask any questions they may have about dementia in a relaxed setting, and are not linked to whether people are looking for a care home.
“We are also delighted to be taking part in ‘Time For A Cuppa’ to raise awareness about dementia and show our support for all the good work that Dementia UK and the Admiral Nurses do.”