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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Meaningful Living for Dementia Care

Caring for people with dementia in real life environments supports a person with dementia feel normal.  Here the residents are preparing dinner at the kitchen table. In typical care homes it is difficult to engage in activity-based support such as going to the activities room or taking a cup of tea to a person sitting […]