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doll used as part of doll therapy

June 4th, 2024

As our loved ones progress to the later stages of dementia, they often experience feelings of confusion or distress. Doll therapy in dementia care can help tremendously with promoting relaxation, comfort and a sense of security. In this article we’ll discuss doll therapy, why it is used for people with dementia, as well as the…

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illuminated hearts to illustrate caring and compassion within the 6 c's of care

May 19th, 2024

Caring is a demanding but incredibly fulfilling career which extends beyond caregiving. This multifaceted role requires ethical integrity, professionalism and at the root of it all, demonstrating and following the framework for the 6 Cs of care. With this in mind, let’s take a closer look at what the 6 Cs are, what they advocate…

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senior woman with flowers to illustrate dignity in care

May 14th, 2024

Dignity in care is a basic right that should be afforded to anyone receiving any kind of care. Care workers provide unwavering support enabling patients to live fulfilled lives; ensuring each individual is treated with respect is paramount. This is especially pertinent when transitioning into a care home setting where residents might worry that their…

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picture of a calm sky to represent a dementia friendly environment

May 8th, 2024

A dementia friendly environment is a space that is designed to be safe, accessible, and supportive for individuals with dementia. Making surroundings dementia-friendly helps those living with dementia to remain as independent as possible and also supports caregivers. You can create a dementia friendly environment at home if you’re a home carer using a dementia…

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photos of old memories used in memory care

April 30th, 2024

Degenerative conditions, such as Alzheimer’s or dementia, can result in memory loss. This memory loss can make life harder for those living with it, and also for carers. Memory care meets the unique needs of those living with memory loss and the associated disorders, and provides a secure, safe and engaging environment. What Is Memory…

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pesto pasta on a care home food menu

April 24th, 2024

When designing menus for care homes, there are many factors to consider. We meticulously plan our care home menus to cater to the nutritional needs and dietary requirements of our elderly residents, while also focusing on flavour, variety, and presentation. With care home food being a significant part of the living experience, we want to…

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music sheet for a choir used in care home activities

April 20th, 2024

Care home activities are an essential part of the living experience in a care home. The range of activities in a care home will vary to allow for residents’ different interests, and take into account any medical conditions that may be physically or mentally limiting. Activities in care homes are not only good for physical…

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lights and strobes to illustrate a magic table in dementia care

April 17th, 2024

If you have a loved one living with dementia, you may have heard about something called a ‘magic table’. Dementia can cause a range of complex symptoms and these can vary in severity, which can make caring for loved ones with dementia challenging. A magic table is one way to help improve the quality of…

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people holding hands in a residential dementia care home

April 10th, 2024

Residential dementia care comes with many benefits for those living with dementia. These benefits also extend to anyone supporting those living with dementia. Dementia can be a debilitating illness and its progressive nature means that care needs will change over time. At the onset of Alzheimer’s or dementia, choosing home care might be the best…

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what is a care home interior like

April 6th, 2024

If you’ve started to think about care home options for a loved one, you might be wondering what exactly a care home is and what you can expect from care home services. There are several types of care that you can look at, for example, residential care, home care or a retirement home. This guide…

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