Author Archives: Rathside

What is Sundowning?

What is Sundowning? How does it affect people living with dementia? Sundowning describes an increase in agitation, confusion or irritability that sets in towards the end of the day as the light starts to fade, and/or during the night. Experienced by as many as 1 in 5 people living with Alzheimer’s Disease, it is most common […]

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  • February 13, 2019

Everyone had a great time

Everyone had a great timeThank you to those people that came and supported us all on our Dignity DayWe had a lovely time ..Mr Music serenaded us ,some sang, danced and others sat and watched with smiles on their faces. The cake was cut by our newest resident at the home and Pauline explained to everyone what […]

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  • February 4, 2019

Dignity Day Tomorrow

Dignity Day TomorrowLook forward to seeing family , friends and staff of Rathside to share in our Dignity Day tomorrow Friday 1st from 2 till 4.30 Mr Music entertaining and tea and cake Then everyone putting their thoughts of Dignity on our tree .A picture of our lovely cake ,its a shame it has to be […]

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  • January 31, 2019

You are invited

You are invitedHello Everyone and Happy New Year Here at Rathside We are promoting monthly best practice themes ,where everyone can get involved , Staff ,Families ,Friends and of course our lovely Residents February is ‘DIGNITY’ month What does Dignity mean to you as an individual ? How can someone show/provide you Dignity ? Everyone of us has different ideas So Friday February 1st […]

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  • January 27, 2019

Reminiscence TV for a dementia friendly Christmas

Reminiscence TV for a dementia friendly Christmas Repeats on the telly are a long standing joke in most households over the Christmas period as the same old classics are re-hashed year on year. But if you’re going to be spending time this Christmas with a loved one with dementia, these old favourites may provide a […]

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  • December 11, 2018

Lest We Forget

Lest We ForgetGetting ready for Sunday at the home… Residents and staff have worked hard We will remember them 1918 – 2018

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  • November 8, 2018

Making mealtimes manageable for older people living with dementia

Making mealtimes manageable for older people living with dementia Nutrition plays a key part in keeping all of us healthy. But for older people living with dementia, the challenges of maintaining a healthy diet and regular mealtime routine can become overwhelming. Many older people coping with the varying symptoms of dementia struggle to get the essential […]

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  • November 6, 2018
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