Category: News

Portland Nursing Home Autumn news round-up

Posted on November 29th, 2021

The residents and care team at The Portland Nursing Home have had a busy few months of events, activities and excitement. World Alzheimer’s Month, National Baking Week and Bonfire Night are just some of the events that everyone at the home has been getting involved with.  The Portland calendar is always busy, packing in meaningful […]

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Postcards of Joy Delivered to our Residents

Posted on November 10th, 2021

Our home has seen a flurry of mail with deliveries of joyful postcards, thanks to a partnership with local church members. Portland paired with local Buxton Parish Churches earlier this year in order to enable residents to make new connections with local people through receiving postcards.

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Caring for the Elderly this Bonfire Night

Posted on November 5th, 2021

It’s the season of bright lights and sparkly sounds, and naturally we want to celebrate with our loved ones and come together again. It is important that we remember how our elderly loved ones may be feeling about all the excitement, especially those with dementia. Here at Portland, we take pride in the way we […]

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Celebrating Friendship with Oddfellows

Posted on September 29th, 2021

Close friendship in your older years can significantly benefit your overall health.  As we grow older and enter retirement, many of us will have more time to spare that our families can’t always fill. As such, feelings of loneliness may begin to develop. At Portland, we support a close-knit community of 40 residents. We encourage […]

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‘Know Dementia, know Alzheimer’s’

Posted on September 13th, 2021

September marks the 10th year of World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month . Where people come together from all around the world to raise awareness and to challenge the stigma that persists around dementia, with the 21st September marking World Alzheimer’s Day.

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Dementia Action Week 2021: Understanding Dementia

Posted on May 20th, 2021

According to Alzheimer’s Society, there are roughly 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK. It is predicted to increase to 1.6 million by the year 2040. It can be difficult to notice the signs of someone with the condition, as memory loss and confusion can sometimes just be a sign of old age. The […]

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