Peter Welfare is the Head Chef of our southern region. Recently, he and our dietitians used some creative cooking techniques from our cookbooks to help a resident with dementia experience the joy of food once more.
When looking to engage older people and people with dementia, we often take a cruise ship approach, assuming they need constant entertainment. But this approach fails to recognise our lives are full of a variety of activities, and leisure activities are just one of them. Other activities we need in life are rest activities, productive activities and self-care activities. And it’s no different when we get older.
Going to Stay At Home is a one-week residential course developed by HammondCare for people living with dementia and their family carers. It's designed to help enable people with dementia to remain at home for longer.