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Patience is a Virtue


Dementia can be a trying and challenging condition that is a test for caregivers’ patience. It would be impossible for anyone to be patient all the time. Sometimes people with dementia can exhibit changes in their behaviour that are difficult for caregivers to cope with. Things such as constant repetition, not doing as requested or simply doing things too slowly can build up frustration throughout the day.
We can’t always control what’s going on but we can control how we react to it

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Parkinson's Awareness Week

We are supporting Parkinson's Awareness Week and throughout the week our activities have been selected to show how a visit to Orchard House can help people with Parkinson's live well. Whatever your level of ability or disability we have pastimes for you to enjoy. If you are feeling energetic you will love our specially adapted chair exercises and basketball! We have a range of advice available for caregivers on support available for you. To keep our lovely team on their toes we will be completing  a Parkinson's UK training package because we know that by increasing our knowledge we can provide our visitors who have Parkinson's with the best support.

Making friends for Making Space!

Making Space is an organisation dedicated to providing support for people with dementia from diagnosis through to later stages of the illness. Orchard House hosted a Chinese buffet for friends and raised an amazing £550 for this worthwhile cause. 

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Drop in event

Not Old But Vintage!
Health, wealth and happiness in retirement-Free event, 17th March at The Downe Arms, Wykeham
Are you of retirement age or know someone who is?
Would you like some free information about getting the best out of this new stage of life?

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Dignity Action Day 2016

Dignity Action Day 2016   #DAD
Do you know that Dignity Action Day is an annual opportunity for Health and Social Care workers and members of the public to uphold people’s right to dignity and provide a memorable day for people who use care services.
Dignity Action Day is on Monday 1st February and all of this week we will be going the extra mile to show our visitors how important promoting their Dignity is to us. We hope you will join us in preparing some craft activities to make a display to highlight the importance of this event. We will also be making some tasty cakes for ‘Digni-tea Time’ on Wednesday next week; Put the date in your diary and pop in for a cuppa!