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Gracewell of Sutton Coldfield Wins 'Best Care Team' at National Care Awards

The whole team at Gracewell of Sutton Coldfield were delighted to win 'Best Care Team' at the prestigious National Care Awards on Friday 29th November.

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Still Outstanding - Gracewell of Maids Moreton receives highest rating from the Care Quality Commission, once again

Gracewell of Maids Moreton has once more been awarded a prestigious ‘Outstanding’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), cementing its reputation as one of the best care homes in the country.

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Five of the Best Forms of Exercise for Older People

Keeping active is hugely important, whatever your age. At Gracewell, we have a daily activities programme, which includes different exercise and fitness options.

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Gracewell of Ascot Invites Community to Christmas Events

Gracewell of Ascot is welcoming friends, family and neighbours to join team members and residents as they host their annual Christmas Fair on Saturday 7th December from 2pm to 4.30pm.

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Emily’s Story: Her Grandparents’ journey with Gracewell of Woking

Recently, my grandmother Pam was taken into hospital with an infection and blood clots. Worryingly, her health declined rapidly and so we as family had to make the decision to move Pam into a care home with 24-hour dedicated care. Wanting to make an informed a choice as possible, we soon chose Gracewell of Woking as we were confident that the care on offer would be second to none.

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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

What is dementia?

Dementia is not a single disease, but an umbrella term generally used to describe a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Forgetfulness is the most common symptom, however, difficulties with problem-solving, concentration and perception can also be part of this cognitive impairment.

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