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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

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

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

Why handling depression is an important part of dementia care

Why handling depression is an important part of dementia care Depression is very common among people with dementia but recognising the symptoms of depression may not be as easy as you may think.  Many of the symptoms of depression are shared with those of dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease in particular, and it is not uncommon […]

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  • September 3, 2018

Respite Care can be a life saver for family carers

​Stress is one of those things that tends to creep up on you. If you’re caring for a loved one, be it your Mum, Dad, spouse or other family member, you’re having to juggle a lot of commitments, and with that comes stress.You may not realise it at first, particularly if you’ve taken on the […]

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  • March 9, 2018

Rated ‘Good’

​After our CQC Inspection on 10th January, ​I am now over the moon to say we are back as rated ‘Good’. Thank you to the staff for all your hard work and for our lovely residents for allowing us to look after them​.

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  • February 14, 2018

Rathside on TV

Rathside is featured on TV!Pauline our registered Manager has been interviewed by Estuary TV about the new reminiscence room at Rathside Residential Care Home. The room was opened recently by the Local MP and featured in the local Scunthorpe Telegraph. Now it’s also been on TV! As Pauline explains the reminiscence room has been created to […]

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  • May 5, 2017