Expert Insights

Latest news stories and opinions about the Dental, GP and Care Industries. For your ease of use, we have established categories under which you can source the relevant articles and news items.

Dementia

09th April 2019

Emotional Needs and Difficult Behaviour in Dementia Care 

Katie Farrar Occupational Therapist

  Behaviours of concern in dementia care are known under many different terms; behaviours that challenge, inappropriate behaviour, problem behaviour, unacceptable behaviour and...

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09th April 2019

Life History – What’s the Story?

Katie Farrar Occupational Therapist

When I visited my mum this week, she’s been a bit down in the dumps lately. she started to tell...

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12th March 2019

The Value of Routines in Dementia Care

Katie Farrar Occupational Therapist

Routines are things that happen regularly, often daily such as washing, dressing, eating, reading the newspaper and going for a...

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12th March 2019

The Serious Benefits of Laughter for People living with Dementia

Katie Farrar Occupational Therapist

The benefits of laughter have been recognised for a long time. We know it is a good stress reliever. Laughter...

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12th February 2019

Dementia: I’m Not Going in a Home!

Katie Farrar Occupational Therapist

As a community Occupational Therapist, the main reason for clients reluctance to see me was their fear that I would...

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12th February 2019

Meaningful Activities for Moderate to Severe Dementia

Katie Farrar Occupational Therapist

There seems to have been a lot in the news recently about the benefits of activities for people with dementia....

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29th January 2019

BBC Drama: Care – Care Workers Perspective

Katie Farrar Occupational Therapist

Did you watch “Care” the BBC drama, screened in December, starring Sheridan Smith and Alison Steadman? It certainly caused a...

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20th December 2018

Is it The Season to be Jolly? Christmas in Dementia Care Homes

Katie Farrar Occupational Therapist

  It’s that time of year. Festive preparations are well under way and I can feel my stress levels rising already!...

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14th November 2018

The Magic of Music in Dementia Care

Katie Farrar Occupational Therapist

  “Music evokes emotion, and emotion can bring with it memory… it brings back the feeling of life when nothing else...

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30th October 2018

Dementia: Appearance Matters

Katie Farrar Occupational Therapist

  There seems to be plenty of practical advice out there on dressing someone with dementia. Providing clothes that are easy...

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