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24th October 2017

If you have a friend or relative living with dementia, whether they are in a care facility or our one of our wonderful care homes, there will be times when you will want to take them out – perhaps...

24th October 2017

Supporting a person with dementia involves keeping them active and feeling involved, and is key to maintaining a healthy and happy lifestyle. Whether it’s folding clothes or singing, we know that...

24th October 2017

Dementia has a number of symptoms; memory problems, physical difficulties and simple changes in what makes you feel safe and secure. With this, comes increasing problems, which can make simple...

24th October 2017

Sharing a kitchen can always be a struggle, we all remember trying to help our mum as a child and being told ‘too many chefs spoil the broth’, but sharing a kitchen with someone with dementia can...

11th October 2017

Dementia is something that affects families all over the UK, and the number is expected to rise over the next few years. By 2025, more than a million people will have been diagnosed with the...

12th September 2017

Dementia may not yet be curable, but there are several ways to reduce your risk and combat some of the symptoms. Changes in diet, regular body cleansing and paying attention to some of the herbs...

2nd September 2017

Food is one of the greatest pleasures in life – whether you’re enjoying a childhood favourite meal or trying a new recipe with your family, it is as much a pleasure as it is a necessity. Groceries...

23rd August 2017

Music has all sorts of wild effects on the brain and it can be a true wonder to explore, particularly in regards to those in the later stages of dementia. At Barchester, we support the belief that...

27th April 2017

Dementia Awareness Week 2017 is fast approaching, running from the 14th to 20th of May this year. As an experienced dementia care provider with specialised ‘Memory Lane’ communities, Barchester is...

20th April 2017

Dementia now affects around 850,000 people in the UK. However, despite the fact that dementia is set to be the 21st century’s biggest killer, there are still many myths surrounding the illness and...

14th April 2017

Finding out that a relative or friend has been diagnosed with dementia is an extremely difficult experience. With so many new obstacles to consider, explaining what is happening to children or...

9th April 2017

One size doesn’t fit all for a holiday, that’s why there are so many different holiday options to choose from. When planning a holiday with or for someone who is living with dementia, there are...

3rd April 2017

The Alzheimer’s Society is asking everyone in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to unite against dementia for their annual awareness week. In 2017, the week runs from May 14th to May 20th. The...

15th March 2017

Barchester is dedicated to offering various types of extremely high quality care. Among them, dementia care. Many wrongly assume that Alzheimer’s and dementia are interchangeable terms. However,...

9th August 2016

The care of someone living with Alzheimer’s has heavy demands and peculiarities, especially when the disease is at an advanced stage.

People who care for those living with Alzheimer’s...

21st June 2016

Music is a true wonder when it comes to exploring what effects it can have on the human brain, especially for those affected by dementia. Music can help talk and communicate more effectively.

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17th June 2016

The truth of the matter is that as we get older, our cognitive skills start to decline. However it’s never too late to try and improve your memory and keep your brain healthy by following a few...

1st June 2016

It is becoming more and more obvious to many of us that what we put into our bodies is important. “You are what you eat” has never been more apt.

But more importantly, we’re recognising that...

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