Care Home Welcomes Alzheimer's Society for Dementia Friends TrainingA care home in Telford has been helping provide dementia awareness training to its local community.

HC-One’s Priorslee House Care Home, near Priorslee and Snedshil, welcomed a team from the Alzheimer’s Society to deliver a Dementia Friends session, an initiative which aims to raise awareness in the community about dementia. 

The session was attended by members of the public, relatives of Priorslee House Care Home residents, a staff member from the care home and one care home resident. Included among the group were local parish councillors Paul Thomas and Rachel Tyrell.
Attendees of the session received tea and coffee and a selection of cakes prepared by the Priorslee House catering team. 

Anita Horton, Home Manager at Priorslee House Care Home, said:
“Working alongside Alzheimer’s Society has been a pleasure, and it was great to welcome them to our care home. 

Priorslee House offers dementia care to residents living with dementia within its ‘Sweetpea Community’. Extending practical and emotional support to anyone impacted by dementia, whether in the home or in the community, is something we are passionate about and we hope the attendees of the Dementia Friends session enjoyed a positive and beneficial experience.” 

Andrea Maddox, from Alzheimer’s Society, said:
"Raising awareness is one of the best things we can do".

Priorslee House Care Home are running an ongoing programme of dementia-friendly events, including dementia cafes, and further dementia sessions.