Considerations to a Loved One with Dementia

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Language and communication problems will vary and become more challenging overtime for somebody living with dementia. A poor choice of language can leave the person with the condition frustrated as he/she finds it hard to recall a specific word. Therefore, it is important to be aware and know how to communicate considerately with a person […]

Keeping Your Loved Ones Active While in a Care Home

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As people age, remaining active becomes a necessary element for both the physical and emotional wellbeing of our loved ones. While the need for independence is in demand at this stage, the difficulty to remain engaged increases, making it challenging for them to stay active especially on their own. There are many activities that could […]

Our hopeful helper, the Tovertafel machine

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Through our fundraising and donations, we are excited to announce the purchase of a Tovertafel machine, better known as the “magic table”, which will be up and running by mid-May! Developed by PhD student Hester Le Riche, the Tovertafel machine was created to stimulate physical, mental and social activity in people with later stage dementia. […]

A Ride With The Willow Trust

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There is a very exciting trip coming up at the Hollies! We will be having a lovely boat trip down the canal with The Willow Trust on the 18th of April. The Willow Trust aims to provide therapeutic days out on the water primarily for disabled people of all ages and types of disability or […]

Pippa Langhorne comes to the Hollies

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Pippa Langhorne comes to the Hollies Next week we have a very special guest at the Hollies. Pippa Langhorne, the classical singer from Britain’s Got Talent, will be performing with her very unique voice on the 24th of March. From a young age Pippa studied violin and classical music and trained at the South Wales […]

Staying Warm at The Hollies

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Over the last week we have noticed a significant drop in the temperature with heavy snow falling all over the country. Cold weather can have a serious impact on the health of many people, particularly older or vulnerable people here in the UK. During these times it is essential that the elderly are well cared for […]

Enjoying the wildlife in Gloucestershire

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With spring just around the corner, and the evenings getting lighter each day, there is no better time to enjoy the British countryside near Dursley. The Hollies Care Home is ideally situated in the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside, thus being the perfect location to appreciate beautiful surroundings and local wildlife. In this area there are a […]