Category: Resources

  • How difficult can it be to draw a star?

    How difficult can it be to draw a star?

    I was introduced to this little exercise at a recent regional Dementia Action Alliance meeting, and thought others might also find it useful; care home managers may like to do it with their staff. Click here to print a...
  • Please Tell Me… a new Life Story book

    Please Tell Me… a new Life Story book

    We are often told that nothing can beat our Care Charts for getting information in front of everyone interacting with a person, but that’s not to say the learning should stop there. Our charts provide a snap-shot, at-a-glance view of a person’s...
  • Care Homes can now join John’s Campaign

    Care Homes can now join John’s Campaign

    Why should care homes join John’s Campaign? by Julia Jones, co-founder of John’s Campaign It’s a perfectly reasonable question – John’s Campaign started as a campaign for carer access to people with dementia in the acute hospital sector. My...
  • Oreo, spreading happiness and joy

    Oreo, spreading happiness and joy

    How Therapy Cats Can Bring Countless Joys to Older Adults. St Augustine Health Ministries, a nursing home in Cleveland, Ohio, has a very unusual 4-legged occupant, Oreo the cat. Previously a stray cat, Oreo has become a beloved member...
  • Sport: have we forgotten it?

    Sport: have we forgotten it?

    by Emma Harris We’ve all experienced that feeling when our muscles remember how to do something we thought our minds had forgotten, perhaps riding a bike or swinging a tennis racket. We may assume that an individual with dementia...
  • The Transformative Power of Art

    The Transformative Power of Art

    by Emma Harris For the average person, being given the opportunity to create and express themselves might inspire a sense of freedom and productivity; it might also be something we take for granted. For a person struggling with dementia,...
  • Free Because-I-Care Poster Download

    Free Because-I-Care Poster Download

    The Because-I-Care Daily Prompt Posters are an eye-catching and friendly set of messages designed to reinforce topics learned in training. Want to see an example? Here’s one with our compliments: Click to download. “The staff love them. They’re one of...
  • Free picture download

    Free picture download

    We’re delighted to add to our range of products two sets of beautiful A3 pictures, with 6 pictures in each pack. They fit perfectly into the clear pocket of our Twist-N-View Display Care Charts, can also be used as conversation...
  • Sight is precious

    Sight is precious

    Jim took a lot of falls in 2012. His eyesight, dementia and arthritis were all conspiring against him. He’d wake up in the morning, forget he could not walk and think the lights had all been turned off. We...
  • Making time to share stories

    Making time to share stories

    Read our exclusive interview with George Coxon – Director/Owner of Classic Care Homes Ltd and Chair of the Mental Health Nursing Association (MHNA). Here at Care Charts UK, we are always interested in hearing about new initiatives that are...