Care staff from CHD Care at Home, a branch of CHD Living, haves supported Dementia Action Week with a virtual dementia experience and skydive.
The staff who provide domiciliary services to those living at home, ventured down to ‘The Hunters Day Centre’ to experience an unforgettable, Virtual Dementia Tour. Hosted and made accessible to the general community in light of Dementia Action Week, the event sought to highlight the experiences of individuals living with dementia.
To further mark Dementia Action Week, service manager, Emily Reynolds, (pictured) travelled to Hinton Airfield where she took on a different challenge – diving 13,000 feet from a plane and raising over £1,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society in the process.
Emily is a huge advocate for Alzheimer’s and Dementia awareness following her own grandfather’s diagnosis.
She said: “At CHD Care at Home, the cause is so close to our hearts because we visit so many people living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia, and they all mean so much to us. They’re the reason we do this job. But I also wanted to skydive in memory of my grandad, who suffered from Alzheimer’s himself.
“He once asked me ‘If his memory would ever come back’ and since that day I’ve wanted to raise awareness towards something we are all likely to come into contact with in some way during our living lives. Whether that be a family experience, professional experience, or just passing someone in the street.”