At the end of last month, we captured this wonderful moment of Alvin, one of our residents who was happily singing and dancing away and we just had to share it with you.
Following a motorbike accident, Alvin now has Frontal Lobe Syndrome, where damage occurs to the higher functioning processes of the brain such as motivation, planning, social behaviour, and language/speech production and Smart Syndrome, which is a rare neurological condition that causes complex stroke-like migraines.
Alvin joined us at Chaseley in April 2020, on a diet of pureed food, unable to walk and having to use a full body hoist to transfer between the bed and wheelchair.
Alvin’s disabilities mean that he has experienced a personality change, has a short attention span and has problems communicating, for instance he speaks and acts in a highly offensive manner and is unable to consider other people’s feelings. He is 46 and requires one to one care to support his physical and emotional needs as he is often very agitated and sometimes aggressive. This is as expected with the nature of his injuries, and the added reality of not being able to return home as soon as he would like, nor being able to walk as he previously did.
I think we can all agree this is a major moment for Alvin. You can read more about Alvin’s story here https://chaseley.org.uk/resident-story-alvin-dale/