How you can live well with dementia – talk to be held at care home

Brooke House care home. Photo: Archant.

Brooke House care home. Photo: Archant. - Credit: Archant © 2011

The public is invited to a talk on how you can live well with dementia at a care home next week.

Giving the talk at Brooke House residential care home in Brooke, near Norwich next Wednesday, May 16 will be former Wymondham mayor Dianne Fernee, who organises Wymondham Dementia Group.

The event will be part of a coffee morning running from 10.30am until noon. Mrs Fernee said she had become involved with the dementia group at the time she was mayor and she now organises the group which has more than 70 couples as members and meets twice a week.

She said: “We are a very active group and the message I will be giving is that you can live well with dementia, especially in the early stages. I’ll also be giving information to people about local support groups and services.”

Hayley Hirst, manager of the Kingsley Healthcare-run home, said: “We are relaunching our monthly coffee morning for the summer and will be holding it on the third Wednesday of every month, from 10.30am to noon, with a different speaker. Everyone is welcome.”