Windmill Manor care home in Holland Village, Oxted marked Dementia Action Week which took place from 15 – 21 May.

Dementia is the loss of cognitive functioning – thinking, remembering, reasoning – which can affect a person’s day to day life and activities.  Functions that can be impacted are memory, language skills, visual perception, problem solving, self-management and the ability to focus and pay attention.  The number of people living with dementia in the UK is forecast to increase to over 1m.

At Barchester, we have been supporting families with pioneering dementia care in specially-designed, dementia-friendly Memory Lane communities since 1992.  We strongly believe people living with dementia should enjoy a fulfilled and happy life, with specialist support to continue doing the things they love every day.  All Barchester staff receive dementia care training to ensure we provide the best for our residents, and we embrace the very latest technology and techniques to ensure our residents can live a life that feels comfortable, enriching and connected.

General Manager, Krystyna Bosko said: “Dementia affects all our residents and all staff receive specialist dementia training to provide person-centred care at the heart of everything we do. We are proud to provide an environment that helps residents to find their way around independently as much as possible, and that residents are happy to call home.”

During Dementia Action Week, we were delighted that the local community of Oxted were happy to turn their shops and businesses “Blue” in support of Dementia Action week and in recognition of people in the area living with dementia! A special thank you to Piper’s Florists, “Jules Boutique” and “The Deep Blue Fish Bar”

Windmill Manor is run by Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest care providers, which is committed to delivering high-quality care across its care homes and hospitals. We provide dementia care, nursing care, respite care.

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