Get To Know the Irish Barber Offering Special Services to Men with Dementia

It's well known that living with dementia can be isolating, confusing, and even frightening. What is less well known is what might be the best way to treat such side effects of this common condition. But there is hope: promising housing and treatment solutions are emerging all over the world. And other, more local efforts are making a difference on a smaller but no less important scale.


For example: Lenny White, a barber based in Belfast, Ireland, who makes "house calls" to nursing homes across the country to deliver haircuts and shaves to men living with dementia, in a style that both comforts them and gives them a clean new look.
A barber by trade, Lenny decided a few years ago to undergo training for how best to interact with people living with dementia. He tailored his services based on the lessons and tactics he learned, including the way that he sets up the rooms where he does cuts and shaves and the topics he brings up in conversation with his clients.

"When they come into the room," Lenny says, "they feel like they are in the barber shop when they were young." And he makes sure to chat with them about subjects that are familiar and comforting: "We talk about things gone by, what they used to do, what they used to work at and their childhood."

You can see the joy on the faces of Lenny's clients in the video feature above! And if you'd like to watch more inspiring videos of people helping other people, check us out on Facebook and subscribe to our Only Good News Newsletter.

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