Taking steps in Daventry to help deal with dementia

Pauline Barker and Gillian Hill
Pauline Barker and Gillian Hill

A NEW service offering day care to people suffering with dementia is now available across Daventry.

The Dancemind ‘Moving Memories’ project has been funded by the Big Lottery’s Awards for All scheme.

It aims to keep people active and promote health and wellbeing with a range of different activities.

Last week a session was held by Tina Healy at Longlands Care Home on London Road, which is operated by Shaw Healthcare in partnership with Northamptonshire County Council.

The day care service is open six days a week and also offers fulltime home carers a much-needed break and rest from the worry of home-based caring of a loved one.

Activity co-ordinator Zoe Floyde said after the Longlands visit: “Today was definitely one of those really memorable occasions.

“Everyone in the group joined in, in one way or another.

“The experience was totally infectious, I am sure we shall be inviting Tina back again, everyone loved it”

Dementia is a debilitating illness, affecting more and more people each year.

Tina is able to offer a free one-hour taster sessions to care facilities in Daventry.

For more information or to book a session call her on 07739315084 or visit the website.