World Alzheimer’s Day: Let’s talk about Loneliness

The 21st of September is World Alzheimer’s Day, and the 2020 theme is, ‘Let’s talk about Dementia.’ Research has shown that people who live with a dementia are at a... Read more

Colston celebrates his 90th Birthday and 72 years in the Holsworthy Brass Band

William Issac, known as Colston, recently celebrated his 90th birthday at Hatherleigh Nursing Home and was joined for a performance by the Holsworthy Brass band, whom Colston was a valued... Read more

International Women’s Day: Rosemary Henderson, Hatherleigh’s Resident Engineer: The Journey from Sewing Machines to Naval Helicopters

Sunday, 8th March is International Women’s Day; a day to celebrate women’s achievement, raise awareness against bias and promote gender equality. Rosemary Henderson, a member of the Hatherleigh family is... Read more

The Magic of Music: Hatherleigh Nursing Home, Devon

The Power of Music in Dementia Care There is power in music. Revolutionaries have used music as a platform to convey messages of change, during periods of civil and societal... Read more

National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day at Hatherleigh Nursing Home

Karen Tidy - Carer of People, Rhymer of Words October 3rd was the 25th anniversary of National Poetry Day and the theme of this year’s literacy celebration was ‘Truth.’ Karen... Read more

Undressing the Uniform Debate

In a Nursing Times survey in 2014, almost 60% of staff consulted, indicated that they thought uniforms were an important part of the job. It is, like the uniforms, a... Read more

The 5 pillars of Comfort in Dementia Care

Comfort is defined as A state of physical ease, free from pain or constraint. Comfort is also one of the six emotional and psychological needs highlighted by Professor Tom Kitwood,... Read more

Hatherleigh Nursing Home are Jumping For Dementia

Two of the marketing team from Hatherleigh Nursing Home, in Hawthorn Park, Devon, have just raised around £1000 for the Alzheimer’s Society in two sponsored  parachute jumps. 65% of those... Read more

A Bard’s View on Dementia

April is Poetry Month, at least in the USA. Over here we tend to join in but maintain our British feeling of literary superiority because our lists of poems and... Read more