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Trengrouse; 24 hours in the life of a person living with dementia

Posted by cornwallcare on January 29, 2019

In the week commencing Monday 4 March, some of our lovely staff at Trengrouse have volunteered to live 24 hours as a resident who has dementia.

This is to help raise awareness of what it’s like to cope with the challenges of living with dementia and also to raise funds to help buy a Mobii ‘magic table’ for our residents.

Our volunteers will be given a character to play, for example: Ethel who has a hearing impediment, is immobile and requires assistance with all food and fluids.

Our staff are passionate about raising money for our residents so are willing to go the extra mile, and what better way than to put themselves in the shoes of a resident with dementia and experience life the way they do. To find out more about the Mobii ‘magic table’ system, go to: http://omi.uk/care/ 

To find out more about dementia, go to: https://www.dementiauk.org/understanding-dementia/ 

To find out more about Trengrouse and what we can offer you and your loved ones, please go to: https://cornwallcare.com/our-homes/find-home-cornwall/trengrouse-helston/

Dementia is a growing challenge. As the population ages and people live for longer, it has become one of the most important health and care issues facing the world. In England it is estimated that around 676,000 people have dementia. In the whole of the UK, the number of people with dementia is estimated at 850,000.
(Data taken from NHS England)