Nutrition The positive impacts of social dining at Christmas, and every day for people with dementia

Laughter, conversation, and the chinking of wine glasses were just some of the sounds that delighted me as our residents shared Christmas dinner with both their carers and their families at Ixworth Court Dementia Village. The cooking from our in-house chef filled our care home with delicious aromas that enticed residents to take their seats […]

Don’t be afraid, I’m not a tiger- strategies for managing a state of alert in people with Dementia

The brain is a complex yet magnificent organ that functions as the hub of our sensations, intellect, and nervous activity. A specific part of the brain called the hypothalamus is responsible for a human’s fight-or-flight response—sometimes referred to as hyperarousal or acute-stress-response. The hypothalamus protects us by alerting us and responding to dangers without the […]