The Concept of Identity

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, and today we’re honoring it by looking at the concept of identity and what this means to people living with a Dementia. Developmental psychologist, Erik... Read more

Joyce Hague: Our Nurse of Principle

Our Nurse of Principle If the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted one thing, it is the significant need we have as a society for nursing professionals. Thistle Court Care Home in... 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

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 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

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