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Tag: quality of life

  • Book Reviews

    Book Reviews

    We continue to add books to this section on an irregular basis. If there is a particular book you would like to see included, let us know at feedback@carechartsuk.co.uk. Dear Life by Rachel Clarke Palliative medicine is Dr Clarke’s...
  • Should a care home choose Remember-I’m-Me Care Charts or Mycarematters?

    Should a care home choose Remember-I’m-Me Care Charts or Mycarematters?

    For those care homes looking to improve their person-centred care there are now two tools to help which appear, at first glance, to be doing the same thing: providing a quick at-a-glance view of a person’s needs and preferences...
  • 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,...
  • Two award-winning products… one fabulous offer

    Two award-winning products… one fabulous offer

    We are delighted to be partnering with Many Happy Returns to create the Twist-N-View Happy Memories Set for care homes and hospitals. We have adapted our Twist-N-View Display Care Chart so as to display and store a number of...
  • 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...
  • The power of music

    The power of music

    Updated January 2020. Why does music have so much power? In a fascinating article the physician, neurologist and author Oliver Sacks, suggested this is a question that goes to the heart of being human. We turn to music, he...
  • 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...
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