A Bard’s View on Dementia

April is Poetry Month, at least in the USA. Over here we tend to join in but maintain our British feeling of literary superiority because our lists of poems and... Read more

Art Class Brings Joy

Frome Nursing Home ran art sessions for their family members who enjoy putting brush to paper.  The home always refers to their sixty residents as family members, which is part... Read more

Why Doesn’t the UK Have a Women’s Equality Day?

60 Years Ago, The RAF Told Wendy Mills, No Female Pilots Now living in Frome Nursing Home, I asked her if things had changed The 26th of August was Women’s... Read more

The 5 pillars of Comfort in Dementia Care

Comfort is defined as A state of physical ease, free from pain or constraint. Comfort is also one of the six emotional and psychological needs highlighted by Professor Tom Kitwood,... Read more

Undressing the Uniform Debate

In a Nursing Times survey in 2014, almost 60% of staff consulted, indicated that they thought uniforms were an important part of the job. It is, like the uniforms, a... Read more

Music at Frome Nursing Home

Ever get chills listening to a particularly moving piece of music? You can thank the salience network of your brain for that wave of emotion. Surprisingly, the part of our... Read more

Star Chef earns Care Home another 5* rating

Virginia Woolf once proclaimed “You cannot think well, love well or sleep well if you haven’t dined well” If Care Homes are not the first place you think of to... Read more

July 7th is World Chocolate Day at Frome Nursing Home

At Frome Nursing Home, the residents are called family members and like most of the UK, many have a sweet tooth. In 2012, the journal, Hypertension, said that eating dark... Read more

Frome Nursing Home are Jumping For Dementia

Two of the marketing team from Frome Nursing Home, Somerset, have just raised around £1000 for the Alzheimer’s Society in two sponsored parachute jumps. Two thirds of those being cared... Read more