Dementia care in Farnham
If you are a carer for a loved one living with dementia you will know that reminiscing can be a very effective way to engage and often, these chats are an amazing way to bond with someone. At Home Instead, we provide home care in Farnham for people living with dementia and all of our carers love to chat – they are all from the local area but often say that they learn so much that they can often look with new eyes at the town of Farnham and surrounding areas.
One fun game that our home carers love to play and something which their clients enjoy as well is ‘Tell me something I don’t know about Farnham’. This always ends in gales of laughter and as we all know, laughter is the best medicine. One example is that the Home Instead client will often tell some amazing tales of whole days spent in the school holidays playing hide and seek in Bourne Wood, to the south of Farnham. Birdwatchers – and sadly birds’ nesters, back in the fifties – loved it there because it has rare species such as nightjars and woodlarks, but now it is better known as the scene of the filming of Gladiator and Thor. You don’t even have to be a film fan as it has also featured in an IKEA ad for the telly!
Reminiscing about books which you have read is a great way to engage with each other and our home carers love nothing better. Some books have an enduring appeal and one such is Peter Pan. Not many people who have read the book or enjoyed the Disney film will know that it was actually written while J.M. Barrie was staying in Farnham! Home Instead clients with dementia often have very strong memories from childhood and it is almost certain that they went to see Peter Pan as a panto at the theatre in nearby Aldershot.
Keeping the fingers busy is as important as keeping the mind engaged and our home carers love nothing better than to take clients of Home Instead into Farnham to the Maltings, where they have craft exhibitions, classes and even a festival. After all, the diver Tom Daley has taught us that knitting isn’t just for girls! And if knitting isn’t your thing, then how about singing? Music is a great tool for helping those with dementia to engage and home carer and client alike will feel all the better for a nice loud sing.
If you’re interested in receiving dementia care in Farnham or home care for yourself or a loved one, please get in touch via our contact form please click here or by calling us on 01252 758716. Whether it is companionship, home help, personal care, dementia care or live-in care, our ‘outstanding’ rated team can help you to remain living independently in your own home.
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