Care home’s special day for dementia sufferers

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A Chorley care home will be throwing open its doors to dementia sufferers and their loved ones next month.

Aarondale Care Home, Sunny Brow, Coppull, will be hosting informal drop-in sessions for people in the local community.

The sessions will provide an opportunity to meet informally to share experiences and to receive advice from one of Four Seasons’ dementia specialists.

Residents, staff and guests at the home are also taking part in a ‘Time for a Cuppa’ event to show support for Dementia UK and the Admiral Nurses who work closely with those living with dementia.

It is estimated there are 85,978 people living with dementia in Lancashire and 800,000 people across the whole of the UK.

Home manager Ann Sheward said: “Aarondale always wants to play its part in the local community so we are pleased to provide a meeting place and support for people living with dementia and those who care for them.

“We know from the experience of families who have a relative with dementia that this is a real need.”

She added: “The free and informal drop in sessions are open to anyone within the community and are not linked to whether they are looking for a care home.

“We are also delighted to invite people into the home for “Time for a Cuppa”. This is a great event to be involved in to support such a good cause.”

Colin Sheeran, dementia specialist for Four Seasons, is hosting the drop-in sessions from 10am-noon and 2pm-4pm on Friday, March 6.