Dedication is the key to dealing with dementia

The garden at Chamberlain Court

DEDICATED resources are the key to dealing with dementia, according to a local care home that is spreading awareness ahead of Dementia Action Week (May 15-21).

With 900,000 dementia sufferers in the UK, local care home Chamberlain Court caters specifically to the demographic, said Customer Relationship Manager Emma Andrews.

“My role involves meeting with families to understand the dementia care needs of their loved ones and offer them a solution,” she said.

“I work closely with our full-time Dementia Care Manager, Natasha Perks.”

The care home has also been able to build a relationship with the local independent charity Age UK Tunbridge Wells to create a Memory Support Café based in the home and incorporate carers who get together and support one another.

Ms Andrews stressed: “It is important as a care provider that we get the word out there and as a community, we become more dementia friendly.

“The café offers a support network for carers – a safe place they can come together and share knowledge and life experiences.

“It’s also a great opportunity to enjoy coffee and cake!”

Memory Café sessions at Chamberlain Court are held on the third Thursday of every month.

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