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VIP launch of Bassett care home newly refurbished memory care neighbourhood

VIP launch of Bassett care home newly refurbished memory care neighbourhood

Sunrise of Bassett launched its brand new memory care neighbourhood last week, at a special VIP party featuring delicious food and drink, and live entertainment.   At an event attended by the Mayor of Southampton, Councillor Les Harris, guests were treated to mouth-watering canapés and flowing champagne, and enjoyed a music performance from a soothing harpist.   […]

7th February 2018 | By | Reply More
‘Outstanding’ Exeter nursing home awarded Stirling Gold Standard for dementia-friendly environment

‘Outstanding’ Exeter nursing home awarded Stirling Gold Standard for dementia-friendly environment

Staff and residents at Exeter’s Green Tree Court residential nursing home are celebrating gaining top marks for creating an exceptionally dementia-friendly environment. The innovative nursing home in Pinhoe has been formally awarded the Stirling Gold Standard, an internationally recognised benchmark devised by the Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) based at the University of Stirling in […]

16th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Cardiff care facility scoops prestigious dementia design award

Cardiff care facility scoops prestigious dementia design award

Hallmark Care Homes’ facility in Cardiff has scooped a prestigious dementia design award.   Shire Hall Care Home was named ‘Best Interior Dementia Design’ at the recent, national Dementia Care Awards.   The esteemed awards, first established in 2009, seek to acknowledge care providers and individuals who have made a significant difference to the quality […]

15th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Dementia care costs to rocket if we fail to enable people to live independently

Dementia care costs to rocket if we fail to enable people to live independently

The cost of dementia care will rocket if more is not done to better plan local environments to enable people with dementia to live more independently, the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) says today as it publishes its first “Dementia and Town Planning” practice note.   The RTPI says that local planning can play a […]

2nd February 2017 | By | Reply More
Dementia centre of excellence hailed as “naturally Welsh”

Dementia centre of excellence hailed as “naturally Welsh”

A dementia centre of excellence in Caernarfon has been hailed as “naturally Welsh” by the country’s language supremo.  The £7 million Bryn Seiont Newydd, was opened a year ago by Mario and Gill Kreft of the award-winning Pendine Park care organisation on the site of a former community hospital in Pant Road on the outskirts […]

10th January 2017 | By | Reply More
Unlikely double-act raises more than £100,000 for dementia charity now signed to Decca Records!

Unlikely double-act raises more than £100,000 for dementia charity now signed to Decca Records!

A dream will come true for ‘Songaminute Man’ Teddy Mac with the release of his first ever single, which will raise funds for Alzheimer’s Society.   The 80-year-old former Butlin’s Redcoat, who has dementia, is heading for the music charts after being signed up by the prestigious Decca Records label.   Teddy ‘Mac’ McDermott shot […]

16th September 2016 | By | Reply More
£1million investment in dementia care announced by Silvercrest Group

£1million investment in dementia care announced by Silvercrest Group

Care home operator, Silvercrest Group, has announced expansion plans starting with a £1 million investment into the opening of a new bespoke dementia care home in Wales.   Established in 2014 by Dr Bikram Choudhary, Silvercrest operates homes across South Wales, from Pontypridd to the Swansea Valley. Its latest addition will be the 33 bed […]

15th August 2016 | By | Reply More
BBC Songs of Praise presenter opens specialist dementia home in Bristol

BBC Songs of Praise presenter opens specialist dementia home in Bristol

A new specialist nursing and dementia care home has opened in Patchway, Bristol to include a “Memory Lane” reminiscence village aimed at the Beatles generation.   BBC Songs of Praise presenter Pam Rhodes officially opened Olive Tree House, the new specialist residential nursing home on Saturday (July 2). The 65-bed centre is alongside Olive Tree […]

19th July 2016 | By | Reply More
AKW transforming 31 dementia-friendly bathrooms at Grade II listed nursing home in Cheltenham

AKW transforming 31 dementia-friendly bathrooms at Grade II listed nursing home in Cheltenham

AKW, the UK’s leading manufacturer of accessible bathroom solutions, has completed the first phase in the renovation of 31 luxury dementia-friendly en-suite bathrooms at the Grade II listed Lypiatt Lodge nursing home.   Situated in a striking period house in the heart of Cheltenham, Lypiatt Lodge provides specialist nursing care to residents with both long term and […]

28th June 2016 | By | Reply More
Castleoak hands over pioneering specialist dementia care home to Abbeyfield

Castleoak hands over pioneering specialist dementia care home to Abbeyfield

The Abbeyfield Society has just picked up the keys to the front door of their innovatively built dementia care home in Winnersh near Wokingham.   The charity, which provides housing and care for people aged 55 and over, has spent three years designing and developing the pioneering site just outside Reading working in partnership with […]

10th June 2016 | By | Reply More
Blackburn gets pioneering specialist dementia care services

Blackburn gets pioneering specialist dementia care services

One of Britain’s most pioneering specialist dementia care services opened Blackburn, during National Dementia Awareness Week. EachStep Blackburn is a £5m state-of-the-art dementia care home that provides specialist residential, nursing and respite care. It has been developed by the award-winning national social care charity Community Integrated Care. The home was opened by Guest of Honour, […]

7th June 2016 | By | Reply More
Steps to create a hospitable environment for people with dementia

Steps to create a hospitable environment for people with dementia

As we enter Dementia Awareness Week, Tim Jones, Business Development Manager at CLH talks about how care homes can create the best possible environment for people with dementia.   Dementia changes the way people see and interpret their environment. Simple and everyday objects and behaviours can be confusing and people they once knew become strangers. […]

16th May 2016 | By | Reply More
Alzheimer’s Society inspires dementia friendly communities across globe

Alzheimer’s Society inspires dementia friendly communities across globe

A report launched today (21 April) at the 31st International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International ‘ADI’ in Budapest asserts Alzheimer’s Society as a global leader in tackling dementia and calls for recognition of the human rights and dignity of people with dementia. Dementia Friendly Communities: Key Principles and Global Developments’ released today, examines how dementia friendly communities […]

21st April 2016 | By | Reply More
MPs warn that people with dementia are receiving substandard care

MPs warn that people with dementia are receiving substandard care

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Dementia is calling on Government and health and social care watchdogs to urgently join up care for people with dementia and comorbidities. As they state, managing multiple long-term conditions is this century’s number one challenge for the health and social care system. 70% of people with dementia are […]

20th April 2016 | By | Reply More
Women are at higher risk of developing dementia

Women are at higher risk of developing dementia

Alzheimer’s disease appears to have a worse effect on women than men, even at the same stage of the disease, according to a research review from academics at the University of Hertfordshire. The review was published in the World Journal of Psychiatry. The detailed review of evidence found that women’s memory and thinking functions appear to […]

19th April 2016 | By | Reply More
Retro styled dementia unit brings comfort to first residents

Retro styled dementia unit brings comfort to first residents

A brand new purpose-built dementia care unit in Middlesbrough has opened and is supporting its first patients, after receiving funding from Yorkshire Bank.   The £3million dementia unit at Belle Vue Care Home – owned and managed by the Belle Vue Healthcare group – has been specially designed, incorporating retro furniture and fittings from the […]

10th March 2016 | By | Reply More
Cardiff graffiti artist chosen to decorate London care home

Cardiff graffiti artist chosen to decorate London care home

A graffiti artist has been commissioned to create a ‘memory wall’ in a Camden care home, showcasing in spray paint the memories of an older generation that were drawn by the children of neighbouring Haverstock School.   Bradley Woods, an artist from Cardiff-based IllustrateProject.com, was chosen by staff from Shaw healthcare, the owner and operator […]

4th February 2016 | By | Reply More
Events and activities that encourage reminiscing and mutual understanding are really important for dementia residents

Events and activities that encourage reminiscing and mutual understanding are really important for dementia residents

Residents at Astbury Lodge, the CLS-run care home in Great Sutton, have been getting in touch with their roots lately, with the help of a very special memory tree. Carers at the home created a “family tree” mural on the wall in one of the home’s communal areas. The tree will display images of the […]

16th December 2015 | By | Reply More
Norwich care home judged Most Outstanding Care Home in the UK

Norwich care home judged Most Outstanding Care Home in the UK

Ivy Court Nursing Home in Norwich has been judged to be the Most Outstanding Care Home in the UK. This prestigious award was presented to Caring Homes on behalf of Ivy Court Nursing Home at the Over 50s Housing Awards, run by Seniors Housing, which is a world-wide organisation that comments and predicts trends in […]

1st December 2015 | By | Reply More
Fremantle Court wins national Dementia Development accolade in Building Better Healthcare Awards

Fremantle Court wins national Dementia Development accolade in Building Better Healthcare Awards

A flagship 90-place nursing home, Fremantle Court, run by local care provider, The Fremantle Trust, developed by leading architects, Hunters, and built by Castleoak, was recognised for its excellence, winning the Dementia Development category in the UK Building Better Healthcare Awards. The annual awards celebrate innovation, architecture, people, products and services that are helping to […]

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