Borough Care, the largest not-for-profit provider of care for older people in Stockport, marked World Alzheimer’s Day with a special afternoon tea at its eleven homes.  World Alzheimer’s Day falls on 21 September each year and is part of World Alzheimer’s Month, which takes place each September.  World Alzheimer’s Month is an international campaign to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia among older adults.

Borough Care hosted afternoon tea events at each of its homes, to enable people to share their experiences and get support from its experienced carers.  Family and friends of residents were invited along to enjoy afternoon tea and chat to Borough Care staff, who were on hand to answer any dementia related questions.  Residents and guests tucked in to a selection of finger sandwiches, cupcakes, fruit jelly shots, black forest trifle and scones with jam and cream.

Borough Care has over 20 years of experience supporting people with dementia.  All Borough Care employees, in all roles, have access to ongoing dementia training and education, to help them support residents and their families.