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Care home turns back the clock to 1940s Sunderland to mark Dementia Awareness Week

Remembering the 1940s at Barnes Court Care Home, Wycliffe Road, Sunderland, on Friday.

Remembering the 1940s at Barnes Court Care Home, Wycliffe Road, Sunderland, on Friday.

A CARE home turned the clock back to mark a nationwide awareness week.

Barnes Court care home, High Barnes, hosted a week of nostalgic activities and entertainment in honour of Dementia Awareness Week.

The residential accommodation’s hair salon converted into a beauty parlour where residents and guests were treated to 1940s-style make-overs.

Other activities included arts and crafts, quizzes and a sing-a-long.

The celebrations were rounded off with a 1940s-themed tea party on Friday.

Staff and residents donned period clothing before enjoying a host of traditional treats including cakes, teas and beer.

Care Manager Debbie Daniels, said: “We work closely with our local Alzheimer’s Society and were really keen to hold a full week of entertainment in honour of Dementia Awareness Week.

“We thought that it would be a perfect way to end the week by bringing everyone together for a nostalgic tea party.”

Dementia Awareness week is an initiative started by the Alzheimer’s Society.

 

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