If you or your loved one is living with dementia, this can bring many challenges, and as we know the brain is such a complex machine, dementia and alzheimer’s can take on so many different forms. A shocking statistic I have just learned is there are 14,820 people living with dementia in West Sussex alone, which is set to rise by 26% in 2021.
We have 2 people in our team at Creations who have very close relatives living with dementia, which prompted us around 18 months ago to visit the Tangmere Dementia Hub, which is now Sage House, this used to be home to the Virgin Vie brand. At this point the building was just a shell, and I year on from opening, I was so pleased to see how much of a success it had become.
Sage House celebrate its 1st birthday on the 8th May 2019, with a team of over 20 people, this dementia facility brings all local dementia services under one roof. This amazing team guide families through their personal dementia journey, as well as day care, a range of activities for those living with dementia and their carers, therapy rooms a smart zone, and a café.
We were thrilled at the start of 2019 to be invited to Sage House to help in their in-house hair salon, where we make these wonderful people look and feel amazing. I can honestly say it is one of the most rewarding things the team at Creations Hair Salon have done.
Sage House have many different events running throughout 2019, including a big focus on Dementia Action Week 20th to the 24th May, so keep a look out on Creations facebook and Instagram for the fun activities we will be hosting in the salon!