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DOUBLE WIN WITH DRUMMING ON EXERCISE BALLS

Residents at a Wellington dementia care home have enthusiastically embraced the latest musical innovation offered for their entertainment during lockdown – drumming on exercise balls. Co-ordinator Richard Dempslake, who leads the activities team at Camelot House and Lodge, launched an appeal to residents’ families through their Facebook group requesting donations of exercise balls to enable […]

SINGING TO RAISE THE SPIRITS

With most group singing sessions still unavailable to most of the population, residents in a Bridgwater care home are among the lucky few who are able to enjoy a communal sing-song and all the feel-good benefits associated with it. Jason Saunders, activities co-ordinator at Avalon Nursing Home, said: “Vaccines are all done here now, which […]

CARE HOME STAFF AND FAMILIES SUPPORT PLYMOUTH FOODBANK

Staff and families of residents at dementia care home Butterfly Lodge in St Budeaux, Plymouth, have been coming together to collect items for Plymouth Foodbank. Abby Wiseman (pictured right), manager of Butterfly Lodge was inspired to start the collection after seeing local news stories about the difficulties some local parents have been experiencing in feeding […]

A PLUM IDEA FOR KEEPING SPIRITS UP

Discovering that many more plums are grown in Romania than the UK was a surprise to residents of a Wellington dementia care home – one surprise among many in store for them during a recent Romania ‘theme’ day. Residents of Camelot House and Lodge said they felt as if they had been transported to the […]

KEEPING PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA INFORMED

An activities co-ordinator with South-West base dementia care provider Camelot Care has been using his previous experience of working with people with autism to highlight the importance of communicating even more carefully than usual with residents during lockdown. Jason Saunders, who leads the activities team at Avalon Nursing Home in Bridgwater, said: “People living with […]