Stroud day centre hosts Christmas coffee morning
9:02am Saturday 21st December 2013 in News
VISITORS to a Stroud day centre got into the festive spirit with a Christmas coffee morning.
The visitors, who have mild to moderate dementia - tucked into mince pies and sung Christmas carols at Wyatt House Day Centre, in Mathews Way.
The event was organised by Stroud-based DoCare decided to throw the party for the day centre visitors – who have mild to moderate dementia – as a way of spreading some festive cheer.
Theresa Williams, day centre co-ordinator, said: “People love coming to the day centre and different events, like DoCare hosting this coffee and carols morning, are really stimulating for them.”
DoCare is a passionate supporter of services for people with dementia.
Una Mills, operations director of DoCare, said: “Only last week Alzheimer's Disease International said the number of people living with dementia worldwide is set to treble by 2050.
"So it’s our role as a responsible homecare provider, supporting elderly people – many of whom have dementia, to do all we can to help.
“I am a huge believer in the power of music and its ability to tap into the emotional side of our brain which links back to memories we may have.”
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