What is Dementia?

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What is Dementia?

There are lots of questions surrounding Dementia. What is it? How do I know if I have it? What is Alzheimer’s? What can I do if I think I have dementia?
It’s a scary word and people often think a dark future lies ahead. In this blog I hope to answer some of these questions you might have and provide some help as to who you can turn to for help if Dementia is affecting your life. I ...

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What is Holistic Care for the elderly?

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We often hear the phrase “Holistic care”, what is Holistic care and how do we incorporate Holistic care into our Nursing home  Holistic Care can be defined as “ Dealing with or treating the whole of something or someone and not just a part”

There are many ways to incorporate holistic care into the day to day routine of providing care.

A choice of fresh and healthy food for our Residents, At Beechtree our ethos around food has always been to provide ...

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The Importance of Touch

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From the moment we come into this world we long for touch, we thrive and grow when we are held close by our loved ones. This basic and essential need does not lessen as we get older, but often times the opportunities to have someone hold your hand, touch your face or give you a hug are fewer and fewer. Why is this?

It can happen for many reasons.  While it is second nature for parents to hug their children when ...

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Beechtree Nursing home & Christmas puddings – Keeping traditions alive

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Keeping traditions alive, is this important in the times we live in? In a consumer driven economy where convenience is the motivating factor for so much, where do some of our older traditions fit in.

Beechtree Nursing Home feels keeping old traditions alive and active keeps our residents connected with the life they had growing up, stirring fond memories and nurturing a sense of well being. As we grow older keeping those connections with our younger days become even more important.

This ...

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Beechtree Nursing Home Summer Party

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Beechtree hosted their annual summer party on Thursday 17th August. The weather while mostly sunny with just one rain shower didn’t hamper the fun. Everyone was treated to the delicious food provided by Janice starting with the barbeque followed by a feast of delicious cakes & confectionary.
We had some of our past staff return to help ...

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