Top tips for attracting birds to your garden

We recently blogged about the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch and the benefits birdwatching can have, so if you’re up for taking part this year, follow our top tips to attract birds to your garden. Flood, glorious food! The best way to attract birds to your garden is by putting out food. Food is essential for […]

Winter tips for our carers

Our carers brave all sorts of conditions to get to our service users to provide them with the expert care they require. Those we look after need care whatever the weather and we never let them down. But we also care about our team members, so have put together some top tips for them, and […]

Beating the January blues

At this time of year lots of us will be suffering from the ‘January blues’ thanks to the lack of daylight and the post-Christmas come down. It’s often a time of year where there is not much to look forward to and energy levels can become low. Here are our top five tips to help […]

Join in with the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch

The world’s largest wildlife survey, the Big Garden Birdwatch, starts this month. It’s the perfect opportunity for you or an elderly loved-one to get involved with an easy activity that can be done from the comfort of your own home. If you’ve read our blog post, you’ll know all about the benefits of birdwatching for […]

Improve your lifestyle to help reduce risk of dementia

In the spirit of the New Year you might be thinking about what lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your dementia risk and ensure you’re happier and healthier in 2020. This could be anything from changing your diet to getting in more exercise. If you’re in your 40s, 50s, 60s or beyond, it’s changes […]

Driving with a dementia diagnosis

Having a dementia diagnosis doesn’t necessarily mean you have to give up driving right away. If you, or a loved one, want to continue driving, you need to inform the DVLA once the diagnosis has been made. The DVLA will request information from a consultant or GP and its medical advisors will decide on whether […]

Music for Dementia launches playlist guides

Earlier this year, we brought you the news that Music for Dementia had launched a musical map of community-based, dementia-friendly music offerings across the country. Now it has launched a new initiative to highlight the positive impact music can have for people with dementia in the form of guides on creating a personalised playlist. According […]

Games to play with people with dementia

You might believe that playing games isn’t an option for a person with dementia. However, if chosen carefully, there are lots of games out there that they can still enjoy. Playing these games gives your loved one an opportunity to concentrate. It also allows you to focus on them and give them your time. They […]

How to keep New Year celebrations dementia-friendly

Much like Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve can be a particularly stressful time for someone with dementia. If you’re having a family get together, it’s important to consider everyone in attendance and especially any loved ones with the condition. Having lots of people in one house can be noisy, especially if there’s music playing too. […]

Helplines for the elderly at Christmas

Christmas can be a real struggle for many people, particularly the elderly if they do not have many close friends or family. Each year we put together a list of helplines they can get in touch with if they would like to hear a friendly voice during the festivities. C.A.L.L (Wales) – 0800 132 737 […]