Carer spotlight: Delun Davies

Carer: Delun Davies Specialism: Received her level five award in Business Management and completing the course in the record time of eight months. Branch: Ystradgynlais Time in the industry: Delun joined Abacare in 2015 as a care worker and went on to be promoted to Regional Manager and then became a Field Care Supervisor in […]

Help the elderly on World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day (November 13) is a nationally recognised day for the celebration of kindness in society and day to day life. Individual acts of kindness are encouraged on this day. We know the people of Wales are extremely kind and caring, so if you want to make a difference to an elderly person’s life […]

UK’s first dementia-friendly ambulances launch

Travelling to hospital in an ambulance can be a worrying time for anyone, but it can be extra stressful and confusing for a person with dementia. We’re thrilled to hear that the University of Northampton’s Dementia Centre has teamed up with the East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) and updated four emergency vehicles to help patients […]

Can you help walk dogs for the elderly in Wales?

Volunteers for The Cinnamon Trust walk dogs for the elderly or people who have problems with mobility. This ensures animals get the exercise they need and also allows individuals to keep their pets at home, which can be a great comfort for them. We strongly believe that elderly people should be able to stay in […]

Raise money for dementia on Elf Day

The season of good will is approaching and if you’re looking to do your bit for a dementia charity, why not take part in Elf Day on Friday, December 6? Spread some festive cheer by dressing up in your elf gear and raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society by hosting an elf day at work […]

Call for ‘chat benches’ to combat loneliness in Wales

We’re calling for a new initiative to help tackle loneliness and isolation to be implemented in Wales. ‘Chat benches’ have been set up across Somerset by Avon & Somerset Police to help spark conversation between people in the county and we think the idea would work in Wales too. Loneliness and isolation is an epidemic […]

Carer spotlight: Tracey Webster

Carer: Tracey Webster Specialism: Celebrating 30 years in the care industry Branch: Flintshire Time in the industry: Tracey began her career in care in 1989 as a care worker. She progressed up the ranks and became Abacare’s Registered Manager at its new Flintshire branch in 2019. She said: “Care work is the most fulfilling role […]

Delun completes level five management course in record time

Delun Davies from Brynamman received her level five award in Business Management. She completed the course in the record time of eight months. The course is run by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and is designed for practising middle managers. It helps them develop skills and experience and prepares them for senior management […]

How to have a dementia-friendly Bonfire night

Each year we encourage our carers to reassure our elderly service users and those with dementia on Bonfire night (November 5) as it can be particularly frightening for them due to the loud noises.  It’s important when planning your Bonfire night celebrations, that you take into consideration any friends, family members or neighbours with dementia, […]

Get on your bike in aid of dementia

If you’re a keen cyclist and are keen to raise funds for a good cause, why not give Alzheimer’s Research UK‘s Cycle Down Dementia virtual event a go? There are three cycling challenges to choose from: choose your own distance (Maverick), ride 300 miles (Pioneer) or ride 1,000 miles (Epic). Ask friends and family to […]