Our eyesight changes as we get older and nearly all of us will need glasses by the time we are 65. In order to continue enjoying life with the best possible vision, it is really important to have the correct prescription.
St Oswalds House
Did you know on average a person makes 35,000 decisions per day? And you may not realise deciding what to wear is one of the most important daily decisions you make that helps you to express your self-identity.
In this digital age, handwritten letters are becoming less and less common and even considered old fashioned. After all, why send a letter when I can send a text in a matter of seconds.
However, at a time when many of us are socialising less and feeling more isolated, there has never been a better time to stop looking at our screens and putting pen to paper to feel reconnected to those we are close to.
Here we touch on six key reasons why writing a letter to someone can be beneficial.
1. A keepsake you can treasure
It’s normal for us to forget things from time to time, but individuals living with dementia often become increasingly more and more forgetful and struggle to recall recently learnt information in the early stages of dementia. As the condition develops individuals often struggle to recall memories and events, and may get easily confused about their current situation and environment. Indeed, people living with dementia often forget how to do everyday tasks, such as shutting a fridge door or making a cup of tea.
There’s no doubt about it, Britain is a cake eating country and in our brighterkind home’s it’s a real focus point, especially when served with a refreshing cup of tea!
Our residents don’t just like to eat cake, many also enjoy creating their own cakes and bakes. From chocolate brownies to treacle tart, lots of our residents enjoy nothing more than an afternoon baking, to relax and unwind as well as create some culinary masterpieces.
Often people interchange the terms dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, thinking they’re the same. However, Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia and is the most common type, contributing to more than 60% of cases.
Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan present an exciting new selection of recommended reads in their latest Summer Book Club, exclusive to WHSmith. All six titles are available online at whsmith.co.uk and in WHSmith stores across the country.
The Olympics has brought the nation together to celebrate the success and efforts of many world class athletes. It’s also created a stimulus for physical activity by creating an opportunity to be active in a way that is not perceived as exercise.
As part of our Summer of Joy event, residents and team members in our brighterkind care homes are getting creative this summer and showing off their green fingers by making their very own ‘Pocket Gardens’.
Some of our homes paired up with their local garden centres to run competitions to inspire their community to create their very own pocket gardens. Photographs of pocket garden entries will be judged by the residents as well as horticulturalists from the garden centre. The lucky winners will each receive a £200 gift card to be able to continue their creativity.
Meal times punctuate the day and at brighterkind, we’re dedicated to making each one a memorable experience – whether it’s a light afternoon snack or more formal evening dinner.