Always a Choice at Thistle Court Care Home

What is life without choice? We all make choices every day that enrich our lives. What shall I watch on the TV? What shoes shall I wear? What colour shall... Read more

World Alzheimer’s Month: Snowdon Climb Fundraiser

The central support team for Thistle Court Care Home, Cwmbran have raised £1500 climbing the tallest peak in England and Wales in aid of Alzheimer’s awareness. The team who are... Read more

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

Britain’s Got Talent star Sirine Jahangir sends special thank you message to Thistle Court Care Home

Sirine Jahangir, a fourteen-year-old singing sensation has sent her well wishes to everyone at Thistle Court Care Home in Cwmbran. The vocalist, who rose to fame performing on the show... Read more

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020: An Anxious Perspective

I’m not good enough. Why did I do that? I’m wasting your time. What I’ve done is rubbish. I’ve done it wrong. They don’t believe me. Why did I say... Read more

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020: Wellbeing at Thistle Court Care Home

Promoting wellbeing and happiness in our home has always been at the heart of Thistle Court. This Mental Health Awareness Week we are highlighting the importance of focusing on the... Read more

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 Tidy, a Senior Governance Nurse who supports Thistle Court... Read more

The Magic of Music: Thistle Court, Cwmbran

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

Jumping for Dementia

Two of the marketing team from Evolve Care Group have just raised around £1000 for the Alzheimer’s Society in two sponsored parachute jumps. Some of those being cared for at... 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, to... Read more