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What is Palliative Care?

If either you or a loved one is faced with a life-limiting illness, you may encounter the terms palliative care or end of life care. But what is palliative care and how does it differ to end of life care?

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Dementia: What is Korsakoff’s Syndrome?

Korsakoff’s syndrome is a non-progressive example of a dementia. It is a form of alcohol-related brain damage (ARBD), which results in a chronic memory disorder. It is less common than other examples of ARBD, including alcoholic dementia, and is made up of two separate, but related issues: Wernicke’s encephalopathy (WE) and Korsakoff’s psychosis (KP).

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Useful Aids for people living with Dementia

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Activities for people living with Dementia

What is dementia?         
                                   
Dementia is sadly one of the most common health issues among those aged 65 and over, with 850,000 people living with this condition in the UK alone. As well as affecting people’s ability to remember, think, plan and communicate, dementia has severe repercussions on how people feel, behave and handle daily activities.

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Gracewell of Sway Opens Specialised Sensory Garden

Residents and team members at Gracewell of Sway are celebrating the opening of their sensory garden.

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Gracewell of Frome Team Dress Up As Superheros For Dementia Action Week 

The Managers and Heads of Department working at Gracewell of Frome care home arrived suitably dressed in Superhero outfits on Monday 20th May, the start of Dementia Action Week! Even the visiting Directors showed their support by wearing superhero costumes too.   

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What are the First Signs of Dementia?

As our loved ones get older, it can be easy to dismiss forgetfulness as nothing more than an unavoidable effect of ageing. Whilst instances of absent-mindedness can of course be normal, Gracewell Healthcare understands that it is important to be vigilant and stay aware of the warning signs that can point to something more serious.

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Gracewell of Sway Supports World Alzheimer's Day with a Rock 'n' Roll Afternoon

Gracewell of Sway, on Church Lane, opened its doors and invited friends, family and members of the local area to its Enriched Memory Care event, as part of World Alzheimer’s Day on Friday 21st September.

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