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News and stories from Abbeyfield. Discover the latest on age and ageing – from what's hitting the headlines, to stories from our homes and residents.

Four ways music can help people who are living with dementia

Four ways music can help people who are living with dementia

From reducing agitation to improving social interactions, we take a look at some of the many different ways music can have a positive impact on someone living with dementia:

17/04/2018
Volunteering and depression; how taking part helped

Volunteering and depression; how taking part helped

Sylvi developed depression when she was widowed seven years ago, and found happiness through volunteering with her local Abbeyfield.

05/12/2017
Fives ways to combat loneliness in older people

Fives ways to combat loneliness in older people

We take a look at five simple ways that you can help alleviate the feeling of isolation and loneliness that older people can feel during the winter period.

24/10/2017
Walking to fundraise for older people in South Africa

Walking to fundraise for older people in South Africa

A team of people from across Abbeyfield will be taking on the grueling African Centurion Walk, a challenge that will see them trek 100 miles in just 24 hours!

10/10/2017
New memory garden for people with dementia

New memory garden for people with dementia

A magical memory garden to help our residents who have dementia has opened at our Palmerston care home in Belfast.

22/09/2017
Doug the Pug provides animal therapy at Amersham care home

Doug the Pug provides animal therapy at Amersham care home

For the last 6 and a half years, residents at our Pratt House care home in Amersham have been benefitting from animal therapy, through regular visits from the adorable Doug The Therapy Pug!

14/09/2017
National arts project to connect older people with nature

National arts project to connect older people with nature

Our new national project, which draws on arts and crafts to connect older people with nature, was recently launched at The Alnwick Garden!

31/07/2017
Giving people with dementia something to sing about

Giving people with dementia something to sing about

Abbeyfield are partnering with Playlist For Life to train members of their staff as music detectives, who will put together playlists of personally meaningful music for residents who are living with dementia.

25/05/2017
Enriching the lives of older people with pets

Enriching the lives of older people with pets

Abbeyfield houses and homes will host a whole variety of animal themed events to celebrate Pet Month, with all creatures great and small welcomed in with open arms.

02/05/2017

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