The Nursing Home Card Project

The Nursing Home Card Project

If there’s one thing 2020 has taught us, it’s how quickly isolated and vulnerable our older members of society are. Covid devastated so many care homes, but the residents who were left faced the even greater challenge of making it through the long months with no real...
Online Carol Services for 2020

Online Carol Services for 2020

It’s no secret that most of us will be experiencing a quieter and less social Christmas than usual. For those that would still like to engage as much as possible with the Christmas spirit,why not pop on an online carol service? There are a myriad of live and...
Dementia and Christmas: ways to smooth the path!

Dementia and Christmas: ways to smooth the path!

If your loved one will be with you this Christmas, you may already be worrying about how to make things run smoothly and enjoy the best that the season has to offer. Our advice? Pour yourself a sherry and peruse our list of tips for a season of glad tidings.  The...
Music and dementia: the deep connection

Music and dementia: the deep connection

Social media was recently set alight by an astonishing video of a woman named Marta Gonzalez, a former ballerina who, in advanced stages of dementia, was nevertheless able to listen to music from Swan Lake and perform graceful arm movements reflecting her former art....
Christmas: Glad tidings or time of worry?

Christmas: Glad tidings or time of worry?

Supporting a loved one with dementia through the festive season can be a challenging time. The festive season always brings with it the pressure to create a ‘perfect’ environment, whatever kind of family arrangements we have, but for families affected by dementia the...
Christmas gifts for loved ones with dementia

Christmas gifts for loved ones with dementia

It’s easy to fall back on food and clothes when buying presents for those living with dementia; after all we know that they will always enjoy a new pair of slippers or a bar of chocolate. But there are some great gifts out there this year that could actually make a...