Tunbridge Wells Care Centre features in the March 2012 edition of the Times Educational Supplement.
Author Sue Learner,of the article entitled "Innovative Practice, Dementia Lessons", focuses on the homes approach to dispelling fears of dementia within the younger members of our society.
The Kent Care Home took the brave step to invite in members of a local school, so that they could talk and interact with residents from the home. The outcomes have been incredibly positive, and the initiative has drawn praise from the school, the pupils, their parents as well as residents and their families who have all seen clear benefits from the youngsters visits.
While the children interact with and enjoy their visits to the elderly residents,friendships have been formed. The residents clearly enjoy the lively visitors, with their energy, questions, and in fact a great deal of mutual respect is evident.
The TES article focuses on the educational benefits.
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