This week was dedicated to Dementia Action. It is a national event that sees the UK public taking action to improve the lives of people affected by Dementia.
Those with Dementia may experience memory loss, along with other symptoms – but this week we wanted to celebrate them and make them feel special and let them know we are here to be with them and care for them. Understanding our residents as individuals allows us to provide better more person centred care.
As part of improving the lives of residents with Dementia, we completed a colouring task which is popular amongst residents. Sticking to the theme of Dementia and raising awareness, we were particular about the pictures we chose to colour in. As well as colouring, we read a ‘Forget Me Not’ poem as a group. Copies of the poem were also provided to residents who wanted to read the poem in their room with privacy.
We specifically chose to support the blue flower campaign colouring templates. The blue flower is a symbol for anyone who wants to unite against Dementia, raise awareness and support people affected by the condition.
Whilst residents of Hayes Park Nursing and Residential Home suffer from varying forms of Dementia, our goal is to always get to know the person and their life prior to coming to Hayes Park. This allows us to cater their plan of care based on their likes and desires.