Dementia Action Week event at Brendoncare Otterbourne Hill, 20 May 2019

Brendoncare Otterbourne Hill is pleased to be supporting Dementia Action Week, 20-26 May 2019. The Dementia Action event at Brendoncare Otterbourne Hill will run from 10.00am-1.00pm on Monday 20 May 2019 and is open to any one living with dementia, their family, friends and carers. There is the opportunity to meet with others for support, reminiscence and relaxation, whilst enjoying free refreshments. There will be arts and crafts and the Fun Fitness group to join in with.

Every three minutes, someone in the UK develops dementia. And in Hampshire alone, there are over 20,000 people diagnosed with some form of dementia. Many people living with dementia feel cut off from their community and face the condition alone. But having dementia doesn’t have to lead to an isolated life. Brendoncare is supporting people to continue living life to the full and to provide support and help where it is needed.

The Dementia Advice Service will be in attendance on the day to offer information of local services and provide support to local people who are planning their future. The Dementia Advice Service is part of Andover Mind and started in 2010 to help people with dementia and their carers.

Jody Phelvin, Older Persons Service Manager, The Dementia Advice Service, said, “We are delighted to be supporting Brendoncare Otterbourne Hill during Dementia Action Week. This event is the perfect time for the local community to visit Brendoncare Otterbourne Hill and meet the team. A warm welcome is guaranteed.”

Brendoncare Otterbourne Hill offers three core services: ; a 64 bed care home offering specialist nursing and dementia care, respite and end of life care;  20 purpose-built apartments for individuals and couples affected by dementia, enabling them to live together in their own home with ‘shared’ care, respite and emergency support available 24 hours a day; and a dementia-friendly community and resource hub providing a dynamic and friendly space for residents and people from the local community.

For further details about the Dementia Action event, telephone Claire Boyd-Leslie on 01962 857489.

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