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25 Incredible Benefits of Gardening
Gardening is much more than a hobby or fun pastime. In fact, there are many proven benefits of gardening that people enjoy. I invite you to read on and discover the various large and small benefits of gardening that you can enjoy every time you settle down to tend to your plants.
Is There a Link Between Gut Health and Parkinson's Disease?
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Is There a Link Between Gut Health and Parkinson's Disease?
Many of us will already have been reading how having good gut health can keep us healthy, but increasingly, reports are suggesting that it may even be able to help prevent diseases such as Parkinson’s.
How You Can Have Fun Playing Games and Raising Funds for Dementia
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How You Can Have Fun Playing Games and Raising Funds for Dementia
Charities are particularly suffering during the COCID-19 pandemic, with fundraising activities severely curtailed, funding has fallen drastically. Now here is something everyone can do in their own homes or care homes, and here's how by Dementia UK:
Why Colouring is Good for us - Tips on How to Enhance Your Activity
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Why Colouring is Good for us - Tips on How to Enhance Your Activity
Once upon a time, colouring in with crayons was the domain of young children and no self-respecting adult would have dared to be seen doing the same - although as a parent, I secretly enjoyed ‘finishing off’ a picture one of my children had given up on and I could always blame them if I accidentally coloured over the edge, of course!
How Can I Avoid Getting Dementia? Tips You Can Do Now
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How Can I Avoid Getting Dementia? Tips You Can Do Now
Dr Ellie Cannon gives great advice here on how to avoid getting dementia. She finds that it is not an inevitable part of growing old and that there are many, simple ways to improve your quality of life in older age and keep dementia at bay.
COVID-19: Your Guide to Visiting a Loved One in a Care Home
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COVID-19: Your Guide to Visiting a Loved One in a Care Home
Back in March, many care and nursing homes went into lockdown due to the Coronovirus pandemic that swept the UK and the rest of the world. Families of elderly residents were unable to visit due to the risk of spreading the virus and have had the heartbreak of being away from their loved ones for months.
Improving Games for Care Home Residents – Putting a twist on the classics
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Improving Games for Care Home Residents – Putting a twist on the classics
No doubt in every care home around the country there’s an activity cupboard or box in which you’ll find classic games that are familiar to us all. During lockdown these games have surely been invaluable to help keep people entertained. However the same old game over and over again can quickly lose its appeal.
How is COVID 19 Affecting Dementia Referrals? | Activities To Share
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How is COVID 19 Affecting Dementia Referrals? | Activities To Share
Latest figures show that there has been fewer people being officially diagnosed with dementia. Between February and June 2020, the numbers decreased by 4.1% according to the NHS. In addition, there has also been an even more pronounced drop in people being referred to memory services, with figures being a fraction of what they were prior to the coronovirus lockdown.
5 Tips for Hosting a Picnic for Your Care Home Residents
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5 Tips for Hosting a Picnic for Your Care Home Residents
With weeks of warm days and long summer evenings ahead of us, now is the perfect time to throw a picnic party for your residents in your care home garden. Hosting a picnic is a fantastic way to make the most of the fine weather, and it will ensure your residents get some fresh air, too.
COVID-19: What Gifts to Take When Visiting Relatives in a Care Home
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COVID-19: What Gifts to Take When Visiting Relatives in a Care Home
During this COVID-19 pandemic, many of us will have sorely missed visiting our older relatives and will only have had the option of a telephone call or waving through the window. Now that the restrictions are being carefully eased, we are happily able to spend some time seeing them in person again – at a safe distance.