Canadian signer-songwriter, Christina Martin, is releasing a new song each week in January as part of Alzheimer’s Awareness month.
Today is International Day of Persons with Disabilities, an awareness day by the UN designed to ensure basic human rights and quality of life for people living with disabilities of all kinds. Their official statistics are that 15% of the world’s population live with a disability, but we think that if you include mental disorders […]
Need to update your menu board with some festive cheer? Our Christmas menu cards pack has the top ten Christmas food options for you to display on your magnetic menu board.
Each and every sign we sell can be customised for your specific care environment. Here are some of the ways that we make sure our signs are right for you and your residents.
Who doesn’t feel all warm and fuzzy whenever they see an image of a cute, white fluffy seal pup? Now these animals are proving to help comfort Dementia patients in nursing homes. Well, not real seal pups but robotic imitations!
“Oh, it’s on the tip of my tongue” We have all had that feeling from time to time, where we can’t quite remember something… a name, a favourite singer, a book title. We know that we know it, but it remains tantalizingly out of reach. As Dementia awareness grows, so too does our fear that […]
What a great day we had at the Scottish Care Conference on Friday! The event was well organized, everyone’s stands looked great and the speakers were informative and interesting. Here’s our highlights of the day.
Sometimes when life seems bad it’s our own perception that we have to change, rather than our circumstances.
If you live in Scotland and are frustrated with the care industry policies, then now is your chance to voice your concerns. The Scottish Government is running an online survey to get feedback
I’m the first to admit that I can be guilty of this sometimes. How could you uncomplicate your life?
This is a great quote from the writer George Bernard Shaw. It’s important to remember to learn from your mistakes and move on.
It’s always good to be reminded of these things. I would add Life is a gift – be grateful for it. Is there any other comparison you would make? Which of these lines resonates with you most?
Scottish University collaborates with signage company to create a free guide to creating Dementia-friendly care environments. A new set of resources to help carers create Dementia-friendly environments is to be released free of charge later this year. The guides and fact sheets will summarise the most common challenges faced, and offer simple tips to making […]
This is a great bit of advice for loved ones of someone with Dementia. It can be all too easy to miss the small moments of happiness in the here and now.
Dementia now affect millions of people, and we believe it is vital to start learning and responding to this challenge. We have created a list of goals for our Dementia Action Alliance pledge that outline what we want to accomplish over the next few months.
More wise words this Friday. This time from Robert Frost.
See how some of our care home customers are increasing their occupancy by raising the bar for Dementia care.
Have you seen our Dementia labels? They are now on sale!
I think everyone will recognise today’s inspirational quote. Don’t neglect to just enjoy the moment and “go with the flow” sometimes.
Need a purchase order to get approval from someone else in your organization? No problem! We now offer Pay on Account as a payment option when placing an order on our website.
Did you know that simply smiling can “fool” your brain into making you feel happier? This is one reason why positive people are genuinely happier. Give it a try!
Social Care Hour is a new, weekly Twitter chat bringing together people from all over the care sector to discuss “everything that’s going on in and around Social Care.” It’s a great way to connect with others in the industry and get a diverse range of perspectives. Dementia care, staff training and recruitment and […]
A recent study by Stockholm’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology has shown that social media can overload the area of our brain that deals with short term memory. This part of the brain needs regular “downtime” in order to efficiently process information, and the study highlighted that this is one time when the adage of “use […]
Have you had a long, hard week? Our new regular Friday feature will be bringing you some inspirational stories and quotes to help you shake off that stress and head into the weekend with a more positive attitude. Be sure to like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter and Pinterest for more […]
Recogneyes is thrilled to be part of the recent success of Scotland’s first care home to win the Highly Commended award from the Dementia Services Development Centre at Stirling University. The 3 Bridges Care home in Glasgow underwent a full Dementia design audit from experts at one of the UK’s leading Dementia research facilities and […]
A study carried out by Swedish researchers has identified nine risk factors which are believed to be linked to Early Onset Dementia (EOD), many of which occur in adolescence. The study, carried out on around 500,000 Swedish males, identified alcohol intoxication, in the teenage years, as the most serious of the nine factors outlined. Other […]
Research carried out at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, in Chicago, has suggested that middle aged individuals who fail to recognise or name famous faces, may suffer from a type of early onset dementia. The study was carried out on 57 participants; 30 of whom had already been diagnosed with primary progressive […]
Over 100 care homes and hospitals have had their bids accepted for a share of a new £50m dementia fund, the aim of which is to create pioneering care environments for those living with dementia. The projects will form part of a national pilot; showcasing the best dementia-friendly environment examples and identifying the physical changes […]
Throughout the month of August, if you buy ANY two magnetic boards, you will receive two Dementia Comforters FREE. Our revolutionary Comforter has already brought a sense of calm into the lives of many customers throughout the UK, but we want to help ease the stress on more families who may have a loved one who experiences […]
Cognitive Stimulation Therapy is an evidence based treatment for people with mild to moderate dementia. The idea was devised by Dr Aimee Spector and a team of researchers at University College London. The therapy involves 14 or more sessions of themed, group activities to help people to strengthen their cognitive capacity. The aims of the […]