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

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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09th October 2018

The Wanderer

Katie Farrar Occupational Therapist

  Wandering is very common amongst people with dementia and is quite a worry for those concerned with their safety and...

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25th September 2018

Sundowning (Late Day Confusion)

Katie Farrar Occupational Therapist

  It’s early evening and there are lots of jobs to do, but Bill has decided he wants to “go home”....

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25th September 2018

Engaging Family & Friends with Activities and Care

Katie Farrar Occupational Therapist

  There has been a lot in the media recently about the special bonds between care home residents and children. It...

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10th September 2018

Family Care-givers as Part of The Team

Katie Farrar Occupational Therapist

  When a new resident arrives it has become standard practice now for the family care-givers and perhaps close friends to...

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13th August 2018

Dehydration and Dementia

Katie Farrar Occupational Therapist

  A recent joint study by researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Canberra University in Australia found that...

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16th July 2018

Person – Centred Care in 5 Minutes!

Katie Farrar Occupational Therapist

  When someone has Dementia, it is all too easy to just see the illness and forget about the person they...

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24th May 2018

Person-centred Care in Dementia – Are we doing enough?

Katie Farrar Occupational Therapist

Hi, I’m very pleased to be doing my first Expert Insight for QCS about Person-centred Care. I have worked as...

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20th November 2017

Oral Nutritional Supplements for Dementia – Are They Helpful?

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Science Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

  In mixed patient groups oral nutritional supplements (ONS), sometimes referred to as sip feeds, have been shown to be effective...

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