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News and stories from Abbeyfield. Discover the latest on age and ageing – from what's hitting the headlines, to stories from our homes and residents.

Preparing for Winter - Tips to Keep Older People Safe and Healthy

As we get older, our bodies react differently to cold weather and can make us more likely to develop illnesses or other health problems. But by following a few simple steps and planning ahead you can stay warm and safe this winter.

30/10/2018
New sensory room welcomed by care home residents

New sensory room welcomed by care home residents

Browns Field House, a Dementia-friendly residential care home in Cambridge, celebrated the opening of a new sensory room on Friday 15th November, to help residents living with Dementia.

21/11/2019
The Importance of Sensory Activities for Those Living With Dementia

The Importance of Sensory Activities for Those Living With Dementia

It's common that our senses go into decline as we age, which can have a huge impact on our everyday well-being. Our senses are vital to the way we experience different things, from the taste of a meal to the smell of a loved one’s perfume. A reduction in our senses can lead to a decrease in mood and may even cause a person to...

01/04/2019
Four ways music can help people who are living with dementia

Four ways music can help people who are living with dementia

From reducing agitation to improving social interactions, we take a look at some of the many different ways music can have a positive impact on someone living with dementia:

17/04/2018
New memory garden for people with dementia

New memory garden for people with dementia

A magical memory garden to help our residents who have dementia has opened at our Palmerston care home in Belfast.

22/09/2017
Giving people with dementia something to sing about

Giving people with dementia something to sing about

Abbeyfield are partnering with Playlist For Life to train members of their staff as music detectives, who will put together playlists of personally meaningful music for residents who are living with dementia.

25/05/2017
Dementia friendly garden on display at Hampton Court

Dementia friendly garden on display at Hampton Court

The sensory garden aims to highlight the issue around people with dementia not going outside enough. According to research, just 1 in 10 people with dementia goes outside each month.

04/07/2016
Art exhibition challenges the perceptions of people with dementia

Art exhibition challenges the perceptions of people with dementia

Our Golden Galleries art exhibition aims to challenge the perceptions of those who live with dementia and highlight just how therapeutic art can be for those with the condition.

14/06/2016
Abbeyfield take a pioneering dementia simulator on the road

Abbeyfield take a pioneering dementia simulator on the road

We have pledged to revolutionise the care of people living with dementia by taking pioneering dementia simulator on the road.

19/01/2016

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