Veterans’ Home marks Dementia Action Week with Memory Walk and other activities


Residents at The Royal Star & Garter Home in Solihull have taken part in Memory Walks as part of Dementia Action Week.

Veterans from the Home on Tudor Coppice took part in the event with members of staff to raise awareness of dementia, on Monday 20 May.

It is one of a string of activities taking place at the Home to mark the Dementia Action Week, an Alzheimer’s Society campaign which runs from May 20 – 26 and aims to take action to improve the lives of people living with the syndrome.

As ever, there will be lots of musical activities taking place in the Homes as well. Music plays an important role in our Homes, where Star & Garter Choirs include residents, relatives and staff. There are also regular concerts and musical events and activities held each week. Music is known to make a huge difference to the lives of people living with dementia, by helping them reconnect with others. This has been highlighted on BBC One’s Our Dementia Choir with Vicky McClure.

Residents from the Solihull Home living with dementia took part in the memory walk in Henley-in-Arden, and later tucked into ice cream. During the rest of the week they are taking part in a sensory reminiscing group, sing-alongs, a tea party and baking. Charlie Wilson, Activities and Volunteers Manager, said: “The walk is stimulating and really good for residents. It allows them to reminisce and connect with something familiar. Dementia Action Week is important to us because we are passionate about providing specialist dementia care.”

The Royal Star & Garter Homes cares for ex-Servicemen and women and their partners living with dementia and disability.

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