Cornwallis Court residents take on alternative 'Memory Walk' to raise awareness of dementia

12 October 2017

Residents and staff at Cornwallis Court have organised an alternative to Alzheimer's Society's Memory Walk, which aims to unite people in a walk to raise funds to defeat dementia.

Residents John Strong and Duncan Duckett teamed up to share ideas for a 'Memory Walk' throughout the Home in Bury St Edmunds. The results included an indoor seaside themed lounge with a mocktail bar and sand castles, a beautiful flower garden with a village telephone box and parish notice board and a Guy Fawkes figure.

Moreover, residents could enjoy different seasons with a wintry scene as well as an autumn area complete with sensory experiences of forest smells. The Home's reception area included a walk down memory lane with film stars and a picture gallery of past and present movie icons, a box office, popcorn and a film quiz.

Activities Coordinator Alex Winter said: "Residents and staff worked together to create a unique experience at the Home to mark Memory Walk. Dementia is now the biggest cause od death in the UK and it is great to see the team spirit at Cornwallis Court to raise awareness of the condition. Everyone was able to take part in the walk, including residents who are less mobile. "