Dementia Action Week (DAW) 2023

Posted on May 18th, 2023

This week is Dementia Action Week (15th – 21st May) and the theme this year is all about the importance of timely diagnosis, and how to identify the signs and symptoms of dementia.  Many residents at The Beeches live with dementia, and we work tirelessly to ensure that their lives are full of joy, kindness […]

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12-hour darts marathon raises over £1200 for residents!

Posted on April 20th, 2023

Team Beeches participated in a 12-hour darts marathon, here’s how it went! Sunnier days are coming and the residents at The Beeches love spending time in our beautiful gardens over the warmer months. We are regularly tidying and tending to the garden as we think it’s important to get as much fresh air and sunshine […]

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The role of nutrition in dementia care – why is proper nutrition important?

Posted on March 27th, 2023

Nutrition plays a crucial role in dementia care for several reasons. Proper nutrition is essential in dementia care to maintain cognitive function, prevent malnutrition and dehydration, and improve overall quality of life.   Firstly, people with dementia may have difficulty eating or preparing meals for themselves due to cognitive and physical impairments. This can lead […]

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Celebrating women in care – Happy International Women’s Day!

Posted on March 8th, 2023

Today is International Women’s Day! A day to celebrate all of the incredible women in our lives. We’d like to take this opportunity to recognise and appreciate the women in the health and social care industry. We know there are so many of them – especially here at our care home in Ixworth. The health […]

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Early signs of dementia and how to spot them in your loved ones

Posted on February 21st, 2023

When it comes to elderly care, dementia is one of the main diseases to look out for. Many people can experience a general loss of their ability to remember things, make decisions, and sometimes even think rationally. These are all signs that someone might be living with dementia. There are various forms of dementia such […]

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What is Dignity Action Day?

Posted on February 2nd, 2023

At The Beeches, we observe Dignity Action Day every year to preserve the dignity of those in care. In the United Kingdom, we look at this date on the 1st February, so promote dignified care, and provide the best service to our residents. It is a day for health and social care workers as well […]

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Why practising religion is good for those living with dementia

Posted on January 23rd, 2023

There is more to dementia than mere memory loss. People with dementia may experience a myriad of emotions including irritability, frustration, loss of control, feelings of abandonment and so much more. Residential care homes such as ours, do everything they can to ensure that people with dementia feel understood, safe, and sheltered. One such aspect […]

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New year, new career: Why you should consider a career in care in 2023

Posted on January 18th, 2023

It’s that time of the year again when everyone sets up their new year’s resolutions. If one of your resolutions is giving back to society, you should consider a career in care work. As a care worker, you’ll not only make a positive change in someone’s life but also get paid well for it. The […]

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How to have a dementia-friendly Christmas

Posted on December 21st, 2022

As magical and exciting as this time of year is, it can pose its challenges for those living with dementia. The hustle and bustle of Christmas, change in routine and the pressure of family visits can often be overwhelming. Therefore, at The Beeches we have put together some tips to help get you through the festive […]

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6 benefits of arts and crafts for those living with dementia

Posted on November 23rd, 2022

There is no cure for dementia, but there are many ways in which you can improve the life of a person living with the disease. One of the ways The Beeches supports those living with dementia is with arts and crafts. We’ve been making bird feeders, poppies and have carved Halloween pumpkins in the past […]

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