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Understanding Memory Care: The Brain Tour

Jackie Pool, Director of Memory Care at Gracewell Healthcare is an occupational therapist specialising in dementia. With over 30 years’ experience, Jackie is at the forefront of her field in designing solutions for dementia care that put the person first.

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Personhood - Exploring and Respecting the Essence and Uniqueness of Each Person Living With Dementia

Jackie Pool, Director of Memory Care at Gracewell Healthcare is an occupational therapist specialising in dementia. With over 30 years’ experience, Jackie is at the forefront of her field in designing solutions for dementia care that put the person first.

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The Benefits of Doll Therapy for People Living with Dementia

Doll therapy is a common form of care given to people living with dementia. Dementia dolls are specifically designed with realistic faces and features to emulate the look of a real human face.

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How To Keep a Person Living With Dementia Safe During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Jackie Pool, world-renowned dementia specialist and Director of Memory Care at Gracewell Healthcare outlines measures that can be put in place to help safeguard a person living with dementia during this pandemic:

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How Older People Can Look After Their Mental Wellbeing During the Coronavirus Outbreak

The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has caused anxiety and uncertainty amongst many. Particularly those of an older age, or those with underlying health conditions. It is important to look after your mental health as much as possible, though many find this challenging.

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Healthy Eating Tips for Older People

Nutrition is hugely important no matter what our age.

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The Most Common Memory Tests for Dementia

The term ‘dementia’ refers to a set of symptoms that an individual experiences when their brain is damaged by certain conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease or strokes. Memory loss can have a huge impact on somebody’s life, affecting their ability to carry out daily tasks, concentrate, or plan and organise their routine. Therefore, it is important that the signs of dementia are recognised and addressed as soon as possible.

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Gracewell Healthcare Trials Social Care Recruitment App ‘Florence'

Gracewell has recently implemented the innovative tech-based social care recruitment app ‘Florence’ on a three-month trial basis.

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