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Activity programmes by Marion Foreman

What actually happens in your chosen care home?  And importantly, how do you know what happens? The good homes have a written bulletin on a weekly basis of what is going on.  You should be able to plan your time and take your pick of what is going on.  Good homes have entertainers coming in, [...]

Activity programmes by Marion Foreman2019-03-29T09:26:41+00:00

Congratulations to Bramley Court

We are so excited to hear about the terrific success of Bramley Court – their wonderful team has won the national Care Home Team Award.  They are now officially the best! Congratulations to you all. Together, we all support the residents to have as much fun and as many opportunities as possible.  Being in a [...]

Congratulations to Bramley Court2019-03-11T18:16:43+00:00

Looking back, looking forwards

 We have just reviewed the stories of 5 of our clients.   It was fascinating – what tales.  We knew, or thought we knew, that we were making a difference with our approach to exercise but we hadn’t fully realised what a big difference was occurring. We re- read the notes we had made when we [...]

Looking back, looking forwards2019-02-26T09:50:37+00:00

Choosing a care home by Marion Foreman

So you know whereabouts you want to live, your next task is to find the homes in that area.  This is easily done on the internet by searching on a web site called www.carehome.co.uk.  Alternatively you can call Carehome on 01488684321. You will see a long list of care homes which you are able to [...]

Choosing a care home by Marion Foreman2019-02-19T09:10:25+00:00

We have said it before but we will say it again …….

According to The Guardian (12.01.19) ‘Activity may keep brain sharp in old age – even if dementia looms’.  A study from Rush University in Illinois has suggested that ‘you can mitigate the deleterious effects (of Alzheimer’s) by having more activity.  The team that carried out the research found that better motor abilities seem to offer [...]

We have said it before but we will say it again …….2019-02-05T09:47:15+00:00

We have said it before but we will say it again …….

    According to The Guardian (12.01.19) ‘Activity may keep brain sharp in old age – even if dementia looms’.  A study from Rush University in Illinois has suggested that 'you can mitigate the deleterious effects (of Alzheimer’s) by having more activity'.  The team that carried out the research found that better motor abilities seem [...]

We have said it before but we will say it again …….2019-01-24T08:59:50+00:00

Can an exercise hormone really help to combat Alzheimer’s?

Some recent research (‘Exercise linked FNDC5/ Irisin. Lourence et al Nature Medicine 125, 165 – 175 (2019)) has shown that a hormone released during exercise may protect the brain against Alzheimer’s. It was found that there were lower levels of the hormone (Irisin) in the brains of Alzheimer’s compared with healthy individuals. An experiment carried [...]

Can an exercise hormone really help to combat Alzheimer’s?2019-01-14T15:56:34+00:00

Think age positive and enjoy the benefits by Marion Foreman

  Do you use phrases such as ‘over the hill’?  Do you declare that you are ‘Past it’?  Research (Royal Society for Public Health) has found that reinforcing these stereotypes is really bad for you.  If you believe that old age is bad and that you are going to decline physically and mentally then there [...]

Think age positive and enjoy the benefits by Marion Foreman2019-01-04T10:17:36+00:00

Cognitive Decline by Marion Foreman

 Are you worried about getting muddled as you get older?  Do you catch yourself forgetting the odd word or too?  Do you fear that you might not be quite as quick on the uptake as you used to be? Great news!  Its not inevitable, you can do something about it.  According to a study published [...]

Cognitive Decline by Marion Foreman2018-12-28T10:20:27+00:00

How to keep your heart fit by Marion Foreman

  A study undertaken by an American university has found that lifelong exercisers have stronger hearts, lungs and muscular skeletal health.  This is probably not a real surprise to those of us familiar with exercise.  So that’s great for the regular exercisers but what of those who have stopped exercising and have become sedentary? The [...]

How to keep your heart fit by Marion Foreman2018-12-19T08:44:01+00:00