Dementia care

Our care homes feature dedicated, compassionate, caring staff who are trained to the national standards in supporting our residents and their family members to live well with their symptoms of dementia. 

Every Sunrise home features a specialised dementia care neighbourhood that is devoted entirely to residents living with Alzheimer's, dementia or other forms of memory loss. 

It's the same high quality, individualised care that you'll find in our residential care – but with a specialised focus on caring for residents living with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia.


Dedicated, trained staff

Our staff are always learning with a training pathway that enables them to keep adding to their knowledge and skills.

We know that memory loss affects every resident differently and train our team to value each individual and to recognise their abilities, preferences and needs. We focus on understanding each resident to provide person-centred care, comfort and security in a familiar environment.


All our Activity Coordinators are trained to deliver Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST), a programme of themed activities that provides general stimulation for thinking, concentration and memory. Each session covers a different topic and sessions are run over several weeks in small groups or individually. CST is an evidenced approach recommended in NICE guidelines for the assessment, management and support of people living with dementia.


" The staff at all levels are friendly and engaging with residents, more importantly to us is that they are well trained, skilled and make every effort to ensure that my mother's needs are met."

Daughter of a resident at Sunrise of Westbourne 

Watch: Danny, our Dementia Coordinator at Sunrise of Cardiff

Benefit from our experience

Our team members are always learning with a training pathway that enables them to develop their knowledge and skills, ensuring that we are the leaders in delivering evidence-based best practice in supporting our residents to live well with dementia.


We recognise that families and friends wish to be involved with the care and support of their loved one. Our team members work hand in hand with you to offer education, guidance, advice, and information. We fully understand the emotional turmoil, the worries and the challenges that living with the symptoms of dementia can bring. So, we're more than happy to share our experience and our insights with you.


We also recognise that family and friends know those little details about their loved one that can make all the difference to their wellbeing, and we are always ready to learn from you too.


Place for living

Our Memory Care neighbourhood, just like the rest of our care home, is designed to provide comfort, security, and life enrichment in a warm and inviting environment. Also, it provides cutting-edge design and resources to minimise the impact of the symptoms of dementia. We use carefully selected colour schemes, patterns, signage and stimulating objects to enable our residents to live well in our Dementia neighbourhood. It's a safe, reassuring, and relaxing place, where residents and family members can feel comfortable.

Watch: Ann's Story

Life enrichment and activities

Life enrichment is core to the quality of life delivered through our Live with Purpose activities programme. We recognise the importance of being cognitively active and provide a range of activities from facilitated brain workout sessions to creative projects that help improve our residents' sense of wellbeing. Every activity that we plan meets each resident's abilities, preferences and needs, and promotes a feeling of success and purposefulness. We use the NICE-recognised PAL Instrument for occupational profiling to ensure that every resident's unique level of ability and difficulties are understood to ensure that the activities are just right for them.


Finding Care

If you would like to speak with us about care for someone with dementia, please search for your nearest Sunrise or speak to our friendly team on 0800 0318 474.