Use of dolls

Using dolls in dementia care (doll therapy) Many people with dementia are soothed and comforted by holding a doll or soft toy animal. Read our tips for trying ‘doll therapy’ with the person you care for. How dolls can help people with dementia Tips for using a doll or soft toy with a person withContinue reading “Use of dolls”

Metropolitan Senior Living Defined

What We Do | Roland Park Place is the only full-service, accredited not-for-profit Life Plan retirement community in Baltimore City and is a leader in aging services for older adults and their families. Roland Park Place offers premier access to city life coupled with the comfort and convenience of suburban living — all within a beautifully landscapedContinue reading “Metropolitan Senior Living Defined”

Building a multi-generational neighbourhood

St Thomas’ Gardens, Stockport Dementia-friendly care facility, The Academy of Living Well, a 70-bed intermediate care and dementia facility is planned for the North-eastern end of the site. The Academy is a new facility which supports transitional care needs including; step up / step down, discharge to assess, rehabilitation and respite alongside dementia care inContinue reading “Building a multi-generational neighbourhood”

John the legend can tame a goldfish!

01 June 2021 By Kat Sowden, Managing Director, Persona Care and Support John can catch a goldfish with his bare hands. It’s one of his strengths. How did I find this out? When the staff at his dementia day service were cleaning out Norman’s tank John decided to help – by thrusting his hand intoContinue reading “John the legend can tame a goldfish!”

The dementia pandemic is coming and social care isn’t ready

John Ramsay, founder and MD of Social-Ability, warns that the UK is sleepwalking into a dementia crisis, only accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic. As the social care sector struggles to keep up with demand, 50,000 people living with severe dementia are expected to be denied a bed by 2030.  Easing the pressure on social careContinue reading “The dementia pandemic is coming and social care isn’t ready”

The Dementia Podcast

Professor Colm Cunningham The Dementia Podcasts provides the latest research, expertise and currency of knowledge from the HammondCare Dementia Centre and our guests. The podcasts address the latest in thinking and practice issues, which include a series of podcast focusing on key issues including ‘talking’ design and ‘talking’ behaviours. It considers both clinical and practiceContinue reading “The Dementia Podcast”

Help starring Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham | Channel 4

Channel 4 releases first look image from Jack Thorne and Marc Munden’s Help. Help, set in a fictional Liverpool care home, tells the moving story of the relationship between a young care home worker (Comer) and a patient (Graham), whose lives are changed forever by the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in spring 2020. Source:Continue reading “Help starring Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham | Channel 4”

What is truth? An inquiry about truth and lying in dementia care

This is the report of the major Inquiry about Truth and Lying in Dementia Care, commissioned and funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. There are around 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK and the ageing population suggests this figure will rise significantly. Around half of these people may be living with different realities. CarersContinue reading “What is truth? An inquiry about truth and lying in dementia care”

Virtual Care Home

The Virtual Care Home is an online resource that demonstrates dementia-friendly design in care home settings or people’s own homes. Click below to view a larger version with information points on key features: Bedroom Bedroom door Dining room Ensuite bathroom Flat door Kitchen Lounge Dementia Services Development Centre Source: Virtual Care Home | Dementia ServicesContinue reading “Virtual Care Home”

(Dementia Just Ain’t) Sexy: My Biggest Lie

Written by Ming Ho in 2015… I have put off writing this for a long time – an episode I’d rather forget. But as August has come around again, the city familiarly desolate, friends posting happy family snaps from far-flung beaches and villas, I find myself back in the bleak summer of 2011: the year IContinue reading “(Dementia Just Ain’t) Sexy: My Biggest Lie”