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We had a wonderfully interesting day yesterday with Penny Garner, Founder of the Contented Dementia Trust.  Penny visited us to teach us about the SPECAL method of dementia support, that she developed. SPECAL (Specialised Early Care for Alzheimer’s) is a means of working with people with dementia. It minimises stress for people living with dementia and helps them live as content a life as possible. CuraCare Founder Adrian Mullins had …Read More

CuraCare celebrates World COPD Awareness Day, 15 November 2017

Today is World COPD Day.  COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a group of lung conditions that make it difficult to empty air out of the lungs because the airways have narrowed. It becomes difficult to breathe and people may find everyday tasks really challenging. As a result, CuraCare has worked with a number of people with COPD, helping them live as uninterrupted a life as possible. However, millions of …Read More

Let’s Embrace Self Care For Life – Self Care Week 13-19 Nov 2017

Today marks the beginning of Self Care Week. This is a week long campaign run by the Self Care Forum that runs from 13-19 November 2017.   The Self Care Forum’s defines Self Care as:   The actions that individuals take for themselves, on behalf of and with others in order to develop, protect, maintain and improve their health, wellbeing or wellness. Self care is about keeping fit and healthy, …Read More

Today marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 1st October

Today marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in the UK, with one in eight women diagnosed with the condition in their lifetimes. But if symptoms are caught early enough treatments can be very effective. That’s why Breast Cancer Awareness Month is considered so important. Here is everything you need to know. What is breast cancer? There are two main …Read More

CuraCare Scoop Up The Dignity In Care Awards

We would like to say massive congratulations to our carers who were nominated for Richmond Council’s Dignity In Care Awards. The awards were held yesterday at York House. They are a celebration of all the great work carried out by care workers throughout the borough of Richmond (whether delivered at home or in residential care settings).   Nominations for the awards were made by people who have received care and support over …Read More

Let’s Celebrate World Alzheimer’s Day, 21 September

Today is World Alzheimer’s Day.  It’s an opportunity for organisations and individuals around the world to raise awareness, highlight issues faced by people affected by dementia and demonstrate how we can overcome them to help people live well with dementia. Globally, dementia is one of the biggest challenges we face, with nearly 50 million people living with dementia worldwide. To tackle this global dementia challenge we need to work together, …Read More

It’s Know Your Numbers Week, 18-24 September 2017 #KYN2017

Today marks the beginning of Know Your Number’s Week. The event runs from 18th to 24th September 2017 and is the UK’s biggest blood pressure and awareness event. This year’s theme is STOP Stroke. High blood pressure is the main cause behind 60% of strokes. 9 out of 10 strokes are avoidable.   High blood pressure has no signs and symptoms. It’s the silent killer. For this reason, people (regardless …Read More

It’s Official – CuraCare Is Outstandingly Caring

CuraCare recently had an inspection by the Care Quality Commission. We are pleased to announce that it went well and we were awarded a Good rating overall, with an Outstanding rating for being caring! The report was very glowing and included many comments from clients about our Carers such as: People we spoke with felt the care workers were exceptionally caring and treated them with immense dignity and respect while …Read More

The Hot Weather Is Here. What Are The Implications For Older People?

The hot weather seems to be here to stay. Whilst it’s great for the sun tan, hot weather can have severe consequences for older people. However, by following a few easy guidelines, it’s easy to help older people stay safe during the summer months. Heat illnesses are of particular concern to older people, infants and those with pre-existing respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. In terms of older people, as we age, …Read More