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

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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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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