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Care home staff get into festive spirit to raise dementia awareness

PUBLISHED: 09:59 11 December 2017 | UPDATED: 09:59 11 December 2017

Staff from Lydia Eva Court, Gorleston in Elf costumes to mark Alzheimers and Dementia day.
Picture: Nick Butcher

Staff from Lydia Eva Court, Gorleston in Elf costumes to mark Alzheimers and Dementia day. Picture: Nick Butcher

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Staff at a Gorleston care home found a festive way to raise awareness of dementia.

Staff from Lydia Eva Court, Gorleston in Elf costumes to mark Alzheimers and Dementia day.
Elaine Crabtree, Annie Vickery, Sally Cragg and Jane Sexton.
Picture: Nick ButcherStaff from Lydia Eva Court, Gorleston in Elf costumes to mark Alzheimers and Dementia day. Elaine Crabtree, Annie Vickery, Sally Cragg and Jane Sexton. Picture: Nick Butcher

Carers, management and other members of staff at Lydia Eva Court donned brightly-coloured elf costumes as the home took part in a national Alzheimer’s and dementia awareness day.

Staff from Lydia Eva Court, Gorleston in Elf costumes to mark Alzheimers and Dementia day.
Carol Johnson. Paula Reade and Kelly Foster having fun.
Picture: Nick ButcherStaff from Lydia Eva Court, Gorleston in Elf costumes to mark Alzheimers and Dementia day. Carol Johnson. Paula Reade and Kelly Foster having fun. Picture: Nick Butcher

Anybody visiting the home on Friday would be forgiven for thinking they had just entered Father Christmas’s workshop, as the home participated in Elf Day.

Staff from Lydia Eva Court, Gorleston in Elf costumes to mark Alzheimers and Dementia day.
Carol Johnson. Paula Reade and Kelly Foster having fun.
Picture: Nick ButcherStaff from Lydia Eva Court, Gorleston in Elf costumes to mark Alzheimers and Dementia day. Carol Johnson. Paula Reade and Kelly Foster having fun. Picture: Nick Butcher

There was also Christmas carol singing, karaoke and a tombola, as the staff also raised funds for amenities at the home.

Carol Johnson, one of the care assistants at the home, said: “It was brilliant - we raised £240, which we can now use for different things for our residents, such as trips out and visiting entertainment. It was a lovely day

“However, the most important thing was raising awareness of Alzheimer’s and dementia, which affects so many people.”

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