Understanding Dementia

Posted on September 18th, 2020

Dementia is a general term for loss of memory, language, problem-solving and other thinking abilities that are severe enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia.

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How Pictures Can Support People with Dementia

Posted on August 19th, 2020

When your friend or a family member has developed dementia, it’s completely understandable that you’ll want to go above and beyond to support them. Visual aids can be one of the best methods of doing this as it helps take your loved one back through their cherished memories.

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The Benefits of Friendship for the Elderly

Posted on July 29th, 2020

Your friendships can play an important role throughout your life, shaping your memories and many of your decisions. However, as you get older, they become increasingly important. By having close connections with others in your older years, you’ll be feeling less lonely and see significant benefits across your overall health.

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Combating Elderly Loneliness

Posted on June 10th, 2020

It’s human nature to need and want contact with other people, so it’s no surprise that we’ve all felt lonely at some point during our lives. However, with the elderly, loneliness can become more prominent. According to Age UK, there are around 1.4 million older people experiencing loneliness. That feeling of isolation can be almost […]

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Why Kindness Should Always Be at The Heart of Care

Posted on May 22nd, 2020

We are all well aware of how, and why, we should be kind to others. Yet, some of us may need more kindness than others, especially the older, more vulnerable members of our communities. That’s why kind nursing care is essential for ensuring people feel happy and well. As we age, we can start to […]

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Coronavirus Update

Posted on March 19th, 2020

Here at Portland Nursing Home, the health and well being of our residents is our prime concern. As such, we are constantly monitoring the present situation regarding the Coronavirus.

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Animals as Therapy

Posted on February 18th, 2020

As care specialists, the team at Portland Nursing Home know how much of a positive effect that animal therapy can have on those living with dementia.

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