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Dignity Action Day at Hampden Hall

This Dignity Action Day, Hampden Hall will be holding an Alice in Wonderland themed tea party. This is all about making time for 'Digni-Tea'- interacting…

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Fundraising for AFIRM India

Westgate Healthcare are proud to support AFIRM India, a charity founded and run by our Administrator at Burford House, Gill Rosser. AFIRM India began 15…

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Care for older people: asking the right questions

Putting the care of your older loved one in the hands of another can be a daunting prospect. As much as the CQC ratings can help you evaluate…

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What is a super-ager?

There is a group of older people who are fascinating scientists. Despite being 80 years old, or older, these aging wonders are able to remember…

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3 ways to get the conversation started with older people

Chatting to older people can sometimes feel like a challenge. Will they understand you? Can they hear you? What should you talk about? But social…

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Residents reminisce with Punch & Judy show

Residents at Westgate House and Ware Mayor Alexander Curtis, had a real treat at their Christmas Party this year when Mr Punch and Judy,…

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Come and join us for Tea at three!

Every Friday afternoon at 3pm all staff at Hampden Hall stop what they're doing to have a cup of tea and a chat with a resident.…

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Pets offer therapy at Byron House

A local volunteer with the ‘Pets as Therapy’ organisation has visited Byron House Care Home and has made a big impression on the…

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Top tips for looking after someone with Dementia this Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, for some. But for those living with dementia, the festive season can be something of a lonely…

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The benefits of dance for older people

We all know how wonderful dancing can make us feel, whether we’re shaking our stuff at the local nightclub or jiggling along to the radio…

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Dementia versus forgetfulness: How to tell the difference

We all forget things from time to time; that’s just a normal part of life, and why we keep ‘to-do’ lists and reminders around…

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