Dehydration causes confusion, but did you know that confusion can be the catalyst for dehydration?

Preventing dehydration in people with dementia How much do we take for granted our ability to satisfy our own needs? When we are cold, we reach for a jumper; when we are restless, we go for a walk; when hunger strikes we head to the kitchen; when it’s warm, and our mouth is dry we […]

It’s time for change in the way we care for people with Dementia in the UK in Care Homes and Nursing Homes. Fish and Chip Friday

1 in every 14 of the population aged 65 years and over has dementia in the UK.  There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2025 Yet, we are lagging behind in how to care for people with dementia, the traditional care home and nursing home still look after […]

How Ixworth Court manages behavioural and Psychological symptoms of Dementia and how we minimise the use of non-pharmacological interventions for dementia behaviours. Stopping for tea

To support an increase in a persons sense of wellbeing and to manage behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia, research have found that providing everyday activities can improve the quality of life for residents with dementia. At Ixworth Court, the care is provided by meeting a persons’ individual needs in an environment which is the […]