Tag: quality of life

  • 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...
  • Iconic images of the 20th century

    Welcome to our iconic images of the 20th Century. We shall be adding more from time to time, and each one is available as a PDF for you to download, or if you would like a high quality print...
  • The power of music

    The power of music

    Why, Oliver Sacks asks, does music have so much power? In a fascinating article first published in 2006 he suggests this is a question that goes to the heart of being human. We turn to music, he says, because we need...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The use of dolls in dementia care, effective therapy or insultingly patronising?

    Gary Mitchell RN describes how he overcame his initial reluctance to see the potential benefits of using dolls as ‘an anchor in an ever-changing sea of uncertainty’ for some individuals with advanced dementia. In this blog, Gary offers some advice on...
  • 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...