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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

31st January 2020

Positive Non-verbal Communication in Dementia Care

Katie Farrar Occupational Therapist

It’s no surprise that losing the ability to communicate effectively can be one of the most frustrating and difficult problems...

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31st January 2020

Dementia and Traumatic Experiences: Do These Memories Remain?

Katie Farrar Occupational Therapist

When someone in the later stages of dementia has a traumatic or upsetting experience, perhaps a particularly nasty fall or...

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31st October 2019

Robotic Pets for People with Dementia: Are we Barking up the Wrong Tree?

Katie Farrar Occupational Therapist

  I recently read a social care report about the increasing use of robotic technology in health care. The report highlighted...

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28th October 2019

Reminiscence: An Everyday Routine

Katie Farrar Occupational Therapist

What is it? Reminiscence is a treatment that uses all our senses, sight, touch, taste, smell and sound, to help people...

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28th October 2019

The Benefits of Nature in Dementia Care

Katie Farrar Occupational Therapist

    “Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” Hans Christian Andersen I’ve been enjoying some R&R...

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23rd August 2019

Dementia: The Bathing/Showering Challenge

Katie Farrar Occupational Therapist

  Imagine this scenario: You wake up and you’re not quite sure where you are. Your room looks sort of familiar and...

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29th July 2019

Gardening: A Purposeful Activity for People with Dementia

Katie Farrar Occupational Therapist

There’s been so much in the news recently about the benefits of purposeful activity for people with dementia. The power...

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25th June 2019

Loneliness in Older Men in Care Homes

Katie Farrar Occupational Therapist

  Some of the statistics on loneliness in older people are shocking and not just for those living alone in the...

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28th May 2019

Food for Thought: The Dining Experience and Dementia

Katie Farrar Occupational Therapist

  This month I visited a care home to observe residents over lunchtime to see if I could offer any advice...

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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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