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Why music is so important in dementia care

There’s an ever growing body of evidence that music can have a powerful influence in reducing agitation, apathy and psychological distress in people living with dementia.  Neurologist, Oliver Sacks explains, “Music imprints itself on the brain deeper than any other human experience. Music evokes emotion and emotion can bring with it memory.” Musical aptitude and appreciation remain […]

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  • April 30, 2019

Activities to help a loved one with dementia stay focused and engaged

Memory problems can have a devastating impact on a person’s confidence. Frustration, loss of motivation and anxiousness – all common symptoms of dementia- can all too quickly lead to people withdrawing from activities and social groups they previously enjoyed.Yet it is at exactly this point, when dementia symptoms take hold, that social engagement and activities […]

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  • March 27, 2019

We’re Hiring

Here at Rathside we are looking for dedicated people who would like to work and support our residents ,some on their Dementia journey and others with all / most of their daily tasks …We have the priviledge of working in the residents home (Rathside). Do you think you have what it takes to join our dedicated […]

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  • March 5, 2019

Residents/Families Meeting

Residents/Families MeetingWe are having a Residents/Families Meeting on Thursday 13th March starting at 2pm Refreshments will be served .Some of the Items on the Agenda will be 1. Volunteers to produce a Rathside Newsletter We would like a resident and family memberto help with putting this together every 2 months2. Who are Rathsides champions and what their roles are 3. […]

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  • February 23, 2019

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

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 way of spending some enjoyable time together.   […]

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  • December 11, 2018
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