Entries by Laura Simmonds

Overcoming communication challenges with dementia patients

For those supporting people with Dementia be that family, friends or nursing staff, there is often a lot of anxiety about how to communicate to those who are living with the condition. People feel apprehensive about talking to someone with dementia. They don’t know what to say, or how to respond to what is often […]

Wine and blueberries can halve Alzheimer’s risk

Could this eating plan ward off dementia symptoms in later life? There have been a lot of weight-loss fads and trends over the years and the New Year brings these to the forefront. The MIND diet has been specifically devised by epidemiologists from a leading medical school. It combines superfoods such as wholegrains, nuts and […]

Visits from relatives and loved-ones has benefits for dementia sufferers

The Alzheimer’s Society has confirmed that people with dementia feel happy long after a visit or experience they may have forgotten. Visits from family and friends stimulate feeling of familiarity, happiness, comfort and security. Even as the condition progresses, people can still hold an ‘emotional memory’. A recent survey found that 42% of the public […]

Hot meals and cosy toes – keeping warm through Spring

As we get older, our bodies react differently to the cold and wet conditions we experience in the UK. Looking after elderly relatives or parents is imperative during the winter and, sometimes cold spring, months to ensure they stay warm and healthy. Keeping warm both inside and outside your home can help reduce your risk […]

Latest News: Trials announced to investigate new dementia technology

Older patients and people with long term conditions such as dementia, will be among the first to benefit from a series of projects aimed at improving health with a major new drive to modernise how the NHS delivers care. NHS England invited companies from the UK and globally to express interest in setting out and […]

Christmas at Sussex Grange Residential Care Home

At Sussex Grange, Christmas is a very special time with our staff and residents, we make extra efforts at Christmas to ensure the residents feel at home and enjoy the celebrations. A special visit from Father Christmas is arranged and spends time with our residents before a Christmas lunch is served. Photos will be posted […]