Tag: dementia

  • Does colour make a difference?

    Does colour make a difference?

    There has been a lot of evidence collected about the benefits of using coloured crockery for people with dementia. What is less clear is whether it is merely a question of improving the contrast between a plate and its...
  • Care Charts UK Founder named as one of HSJ’s Innovators 2014

    Care Charts UK Founder named as one of HSJ’s Innovators 2014

    Care Charts UK’s Founder Zoe Harris is delighted to have been included in HSJ’s list of Top Innovators 2014, celebrating ‘those working in the NHS and the wider healthcare sector who have taken innovative approaches that make a tangible...
  • Book Reviews

    Book Reviews

    We continue to add books to this section on a regular basis. If there is a particular book you would like to see included, let us know at feedback@carechartsuk.co.uk. Watching the Leaves Dance by Graham Stokes As Keith Oliver...
  • Epsom Hospital puts Care Charts at heart of dementia care

    Epsom Hospital puts Care Charts at heart of dementia care

    “I couldn’t possibly have hoped for a better result,” said Sue Cook, the Older Persons Assessment and Liaison for Dementia (OPAL) team leader at Epsom Hospital, part of Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust. We were meeting after...
  • Over 18,000 people requiring care now benefit from Care Charts

    PJ Care’s decision to introduce Remember-I’m-Me Care Charts into the daily life of their neurological care centres means that over 800 care homes and hospitals are now using these award-winning communication tools. Trials have demonstrated that Care Charts not...
  • When opportunities for pleasure are rare, food needs to be taken seriously.

    There are increasing efforts to improve the quality of food in care homes, but if a resident cannot experience the taste or smell of what’s on offer, they are unlikely to be enthused about eating, however appetising it looks...
  • Getting to know each other

    We’re always going on about the importance of needing to know about a resident’s needs and preferences, but what about your staff? Might they like to share what they like and dislike, and might they learn something from the exercise as well? Encourage your staff to...