Free counseling event against dementia at Rustington nursing home

Families and professionals dealing with people with dementia are invited to a Rustington nursing home for a free consultation event.

Suzanne Mumford, a specialist in dementia, will hold an information session, open to all, in Darlington Court and will be available to answer any questions.

Kathleen Tapp, Caroline Thomas, Joanne Lane and Coral Cole paint bird boxes for RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

Kathleen Tapp, Caroline Thomas, Joanne Lane and Coral Cole paint bird boxes for RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

He wants to help people understand what it means to live with dementia and, next to it, there will be support and practical advice on what dementia is and how memories are lost, as well as useful advice on how to overcome communication barriers.

Head of the parent company Nikki Burke said: "Here at Darlington Court we strongly believe that professional knowledge, insight and shared experiences can make the real difference in the everyday life of caring for someone who he lives with dementia.

"The goal of the event is to help people discover positive approaches to caring for their loved ones and to support them to lead an independent and fulfilled life.

"We look forward to welcoming the local population of Rustington to what promises to be an interesting and stimulating afternoon of information and guidance."

The Understanding Dementia event takes place on Wednesday, February 27th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, at Care London Darlington Court, in The Leas, near Station Road.

In the end, there will be a question and answer session, and the opportunity to meet the team at Darlington Court, as well as give a closer look at the nursing home.

Recent activities for residents have included participation in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.

They talked about British birds, made birdboxes, painted bird feeders, and spent time in the gardens for a birdwatching session.

Nikki said: "Birdwatching is a popular activity with residents every year and everyone appreciates the learning of wildlife in our garden and creativity.

"The sounds and images also provided brilliant conversation starters, which for many aroused good memories of their younger years.It was nice to remember and listen to residents and team members sharing stories.

"The work done by the RSPB is incredibly important, so we're pleased to be among the half a million people taking part in the survey this year."

This year was the 40th anniversary of the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, which encourages people nationwide to count birds in their gardens to allow charity to monitor trends and understand how different species are doing. The data is then compared year by year to provide an instant snapshot of bird numbers across the UK.

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