Stevenage care home Colleagues wear pyjamas to raise awareness of dementiaTo end Dementia Awareness week, Colleagues at HC-One’s Woodlands View care home in Stevenage came together to don their pyjamas for a day.

By wearing their pyjamas, Colleagues can often ease the anxiety and distress that some Residents with dementia can experience. It makes them feel relaxed, less intimidated and happy. 

The day was started with relaxing music, meditation and hand massages and throughout the day Residents looked at the changing styles of pyjama's and nightgowns from the 1930's right up to the 2000's which created a great talking point with the Residents.

The day was finished with a good old afternoon tea, with hot scones, tea and some lovely fresh sandwiches on offer for Residents to enjoy as they reminisced. 

Woodlands View Home Manager Deby O’Hare said: “It was encouraging for Residents to see the staff taking part in this exercise for Dementia Awareness Week.”

“Well done team.”

Located in Poplars, just three miles from Stevenage town centre, Woodlands View is a friendly care home with 120 beds, offering residential, nursing and nursing dementia care.