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Aldbury Dementia Care Home

Four Sixth Form pupils, most of whom are consdiering a medical career, spend two hours every Monday afternoon, talking to and helping residents. They organise activities that stimulate the residents, as well as simply talking to them.

Aims

To offer help to Altzheimer Sufferers.

To allow potential medical applicants firsthand experience of a widespread condition, and to improve their communication skills (often in difficicult circumstances).

Background

Canford approached the home offering help.

Resources

Apart from driving the pupils to the home, there are no Canford staff involved. Pupils are under the immediate mangement of staff at the home.

Impact

Informal feedback from the home shows that the help is valued.

Pupil Involvement

Given the nature of the residents, only Sixth Form pupils are involved. They are usually considering a medical career.

Frequency

Every week throughout the academic year, for two hours each week.