Home Instead invests in Dementia Specialist

Lynn chatting to June Whitfield and Patricia Hodge
Lynn chatting to June Whitfield and Patricia Hodge

Three months ago, Home Instead Wimbledon and Kingston welcomed Lynn James to the team to further improve and develop local opportunities for people with dementia and their carers to live well.

Lynn spent the last 24 years in the care and support of people and families affected by dementia, with the most recent 15 years working for the Alzheimer's Society in the local boroughs of Kingston and Richmond. She has a wide range of experience having working as a nurse (Registered General Nurse and Registered Mental Nurse) in the NHS, both on wards for older peoples mental health services and in the community as a Community Psychiatric Nurse as well as some time nursing in a care home.

Lynn's role at Home Instead will be to continue to improve and develop the dementia support service including being a resource for CAREgivers and family carers to consult to help them better understand the person they are caring for as well as developing some fun activities for people and families experiencing dementia such as the Memory Cafes, Afternoon Teas, Lunch Clubs.

 

Memory Cafe with guests from Changi Hospital - Singapore
Memory Cafe with guests from Changi Hospital - Singapore

A group of Home Instead CAREGivers talking
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home