In 2018/19 People Express ran dementia friendly sessions in three care settings across South Derbyshire. Oakland Village, Richmond Village and Woodville Residential Care Home hosted sessions for residents and non-residents, focusing on engaging older people living with dementia, their carers, friends and family.
“I had stopped taking part in everything, and I was sitting at home feeling sorry for myself, and this letter came saying I had Alzheimers, so I thought that’s it- do something with your life! So they told me about these sessions at the Alzheimers meeting and along I came. I was in a course at college, a long time ago doing basket weaving, all sorts of creative things. Then I had children and everything went by the way side, now they are saying I have Alzheimers, I felt like I had just sank into feeling sorry for myself. It takes some effort to start something new, but I’m so proud. Painting- I’ve always thought i can’t do that but now I’ve done this and i love it. I feel like these sessions have given me a new lease of life’
“An amazing group. We have formed many friendships and support. We look forward to coming and always take something lovely home.”