22nd Aug, 2019

Home Instead aim to make Redditch dementia-friendly

Harry Leach 22nd May, 2019 Updated: 23rd May, 2019

A LOCAL company which provides at-home care for older people in Redditch and Bromsgrove has thrown its support behind this year’s Dementia Action Week.

Home Instead Senior Care is taking action to make Redditch a more dementia-friendly place during the week, which runs from May 20 to 26.

Yesterday a dementia information stand was put in place at the Alexander Hospital for visitors to have a look at.

And from 2.30pm today a ‘Dementia Friends Session’ will be run at Rees Cafe, on Church Road.

It aims to educate people on what life is like living with dementia, as well as how it affects family members and friends.

Annie Dixon-Dunn, owner of Home Instead Senior Care said: “For us every week is a dementia action week as we have many clients who we care for living with the condition.

“Almost all of us know someone affected by dementia and so we all have a reason to take action and learn more about it.”

Next Tuesday, May 28, a dementia friendly community cafe will be set up at Victoria Plums Kitchen, on Mason road, and provides locals with the opportunity to chat about the old days in Redditch.

Annie added: “If you are unable to attend, our next dementia friendly community café is on June 24 at the same location. Please do get in touch if you would like to know more.”

To find out more about Home Instead’s Dementia Action Week events or the services they provide, call 01564 648 906 or visit

www.homeinstead.co.uk/redditch-bromsgrove

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