Birch Green Care Home is encouraging visitors, residents and family members to learn about dementia during a week-long series of events and activities.
Dementia Awareness Week runs from May 15-21, and is designed to encourage people worried about dementia to ask for help and support.
More than 850,000 people in the UK live with dementia, a figure set to increase to more than 1million by 2025.
Birch Green in Skelmersdale is a leader in the field of dementia care, and will be helping visitors, staff and residents to take part in a series of events.
A special Dementia Friends course is planned for the home’s bistro, with local Dementia Friend worker Joe Sherville. Staff, relatives and residents will be given information on dementia and invited to discuss and ask questions.
Leaflets will also be given out to surrounding homes over the course of the week, with staff and residents joining in.
Phillippa McGrath, general manager of the home, said: “Dementia Awareness Week is a great way to encourage people to learn more about a condition which affects a large number of people, and their families, across the UK.
“We would encourage family members of our residents to stop by and join in with the Dementia Friends course, a great way to get answers to questions and to share experiences.”
To find out more about Dementia Awareness Week, visit www.alzheimers.org.uk/remembertheperson