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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.

Togetherness: Abbeyfield Week 2020

This year, inspired by our theme of togetherness, our residents, staff, volunteers and supporters came together and celebrated what makes Abbeyfield special.

29/06/2020
Sheila's Artistic Flair

Sheila's Artistic Flair

From an early age, Art was Sheila's main interest, especially drawing and later pottery, this was one of the subjects she studied post 16. In this blog, we reflect on Sheila's wonderful life, filled with artistry!

06/03/2020
Tamar House offer a helping hand to families of those with Dementia

Tamar House offer a helping hand to families of those with Dementia

Family members of those who have received respite care are sharing their stories and experience of Tamar House’s service to raise awareness and so others in the local area can learn more about it.

02/03/2020
Dementia friendly care comes to Westall House

Dementia friendly care comes to Westall House

Coming soon – a brand new, purpose-built extension to Westall House providing dementia friendly care, in a well established residential care home in the heart of Horsted Keynes.

24/02/2020
Westall House Recruitment Open Day

Westall House Recruitment Open Day

Westall House is growing. We are proud to introduce our brand new dementia friendly, purpose-built extension onto the current outstanding CQC rated home, coming in Spring 2020. We’re holding a recruitment open day on Tuesday 17th March where you can drop in between 10am – 8pm and find out more about the development and vacanc...

12/02/2020
New sensory room welcomed by care home residents

New sensory room welcomed by care home residents

Browns Field House, a Dementia-friendly residential care home in Cambridge, celebrated the opening of a new sensory room on Friday 15th November, to help residents living with Dementia.

21/11/2019
The Importance of Sensory Activities for Those Living With Dementia

The Importance of Sensory Activities for Those Living With Dementia

It's common that our senses go into decline as we age, which can have a huge impact on our everyday well-being. Our senses are vital to the way we experience different things, from the taste of a meal to the smell of a loved one’s perfume. A reduction in our senses can lead to a decrease in mood and may even cause a person to...

01/04/2019
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
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
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

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