Join Home Instead for an Insightful Dementia Awareness Experience

In the heart of North Devon, an extraordinary event is about to unfold, offering a unique window into the world as experienced by those living with dementia. Home Instead is proud to announce that we have organised for the Virtual Dementia Tour to visit us in Barnstaple on the 14th and 15th of May, during the significant Dementia Action Week. This initiative is more than just an event; it’s a pivotal moment for community learning and empathy building, designed to deepen our understanding and enhance the support we offer to individuals and their families navigating the complexities of dementia.

A Journey of Empathy and Understanding

The Virtual Dementia Tour is an innovative training session that allows participants to step into the shoes of those with dementia, offering insights into their challenges and daily experiences. It’s a chance to see the world through their eyes, feel what they feel, and think how they think. Scheduled to take place at Barnstaple library, this immersive training will involve our dedicated care professionals and memory café volunteers from across North Devon.

In an exciting collaboration, local radio DJ Hopps from The Voice FM and some of the social prescribers from across North Devon will also be joining us. Their participation highlights the community’s shared commitment to fostering a deeper understanding of dementia and enhancing the care provided to those affected.

An Open Invitation

In the spirit of collaboration and shared learning, we are extending an open invitation to professionals working with individuals with dementia. There are still a few spaces available, and we encourage you to reach out to discuss securing a place at this impactful event. It’s an opportunity not just for personal growth but to contribute to a collective enhancement of dementia care practices in our community.

Dementia Action Week: A Time for Collective Action

Dementia Action Week is a time for us to come together as a community to take action, raise awareness, and promote understanding. By hosting the Virtual Dementia Tour during this significant week, we aim to contribute to a nationwide effort to improve lives. We believe that through shared experiences and learning, we can make a substantial difference in the lives of those living with dementia and their families.

Dementia Care

Join Us in Making a Difference

At Home Instead, our mission is to enhance the lives of ageing adults and their families. Our participation in Dementia Action Week and our invitation to you to join the Virtual Dementia Tour is a testament to our commitment to this mission. By coming together, we can foster a community that understands, cares, and makes a meaningful difference.

For those unable to attend the Virtual Dementia Tour but keen to learn more about dementia and how to support loved ones, we invite you to visit our specialist dementia care page. Here, you will find resources, advice, and information about the personalised care services we offer to support individuals living with dementia and their families.

Discover more about our dementia care services and how we can support you and your loved ones.

Your Participation Matters

We are also working to capture this event’s impact and share our learnings with a broader audience. Efforts are underway to involve our local TV reporter in the event, promising to extend its reach and impact. Keep an eye out for updates, and if you’re part of the local media or a professional in the field, consider this your invitation to join us in a conversation that matters.

Home Instead is more than just a provider of home care services; we are a community partner, committed to enhancing the quality of life for ageing adults and their families. The Virtual Dementia Tour is a step towards understanding, empathy, and improved care. Whether you are a professional in the field, a family member of someone with dementia, or a community member keen to learn, your participation is valuable.

Join us in Barnstaple this May, and let’s take a step forward together in creating a more understanding and supportive community for those living with dementia.

For more information and to secure your spot, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Together, we can make a difference.

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