Dementia Care

Dementia Care

We at Fairfield have a different approach to Dementia Care. We have moved from institutionalised task based care lacking real emotional connection to a model of care where the emotional needs of our residents is at the center of how we approach our day.

In 2013 we embarked on a year long training and educational programme involving Dr. David Sheard ( and his company Dementia Care Matters. His approach has revolutionised how our residents live their lives in our Nursing Home.

We cannot yet fix dementia as a condition but we can fix our approach.


Our approach is based on

  • Accepting a person’s reality
  • Make the person feel they matter
  • Connect and be with people moment by moment
  • Surround our resident with memories
  • Remembering that a person with dementia “CAN STILL FEEL”.