Elmbridge Dementia Services
In-person interactions return
Throughout the COVID lockdowns, Elmbridge Dementia Services offered digital support to residents but in 2022 it was thrilled to go back to in-person support for those with dementia and their carers. Providing care and stimulation for those living with Dementia and respite for carers and family members is best in-person.
Nikki Harding, runs our Dementia Services and has seen first-hand the impact COVID lockdowns had on her clients:
“Being locked away from people, from stimulation, from life, was debilitating for those with dementia. They regressed further and it became harder for them to remain independent. Carers also suffered as they were left isolated from friends and family, with no respite on offer.
“Reopening our services for face-to-face interaction was truly a joy for our clients and our team. Once again, our safe and welcoming environment was available. The café reopened, social outings could be planned again, respite could be offered, and the all-important social interaction was back in-person.
“We want to help and support people with dementia and their carers. While we did all we could via Zoom, welcoming people into our specialist facility in Thames Ditton and to the Walton Centre for the Community, is what we do best.”
More information on Elmbridge Dementia Services.