Gillian Hesketh Happy Days Dementia Workshop & Nostalgic Design

National Storytelling Week – Using Stories to Enrich Social Care

National Storytelling Week ‘Telling Stories – All About Me’ by Gillian Hesketh MA Happy Days Dementia Workshop & Nostalgic Design As National Storytelling Week heads into it’s 14th year, many care homes, day centres and community groups around the UK will become part of the celebration; prompting, sharing and enjoying stories. Thousands of years before […]

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Happy Days Social Board – Prompt Activity & Conversations

Happy Days Social Activity Board is designed to help carers, volunteers, relatives and visitors engage and prompt activity or recognise needs … Ideal for people living with dementia, stroke or hearing loss express wants and needs. Help prompt activity for residents and loved ones. Find out about a person’s interests and favourite pastimes. Wipe clean […]

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Have You Seen our 1950s Room Scene Reminiscence Wallpaper? Hear the story about how we made it …

Have You Seen our 1950s Room Scene Reminiscence Wallpaper? by Gillian Hesketh At Happy Days, we appreciate there’s nothing better than fresh air for feeling good but when residents, people living with dementia or patients, really can’t get outside – we like to create everyday environments indoors to share and enjoy. Providing an interesting or […]

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Happy Days Dementia Friendly Reminiscence Room on Granada Reports …

Proud and delighted to see the positive coverage on Granada Reports of how well St. Luke’s Care Home is using Activity and Nostalgia Rooms to enrich social care provision. Happy Days provided the ‘dining scene’ in the clip. Could your care home benefit from similar interactive displays? Click on the link watch: Granada Reports Happy […]

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Enriching Dementia Social Care – The Happy Days Way

Dementia care services enriched by ‘Activity Lifestyle Facilitators’ Care Industry News By Gillian Hesketh MA of Happy Days Dementia Workshop & Nostalgic Design comments: There was an atmosphere in the room. Not the grey murmur of voices prior to a training day packed with power point presentations, overhead projectors, flip charts and text heavy handouts. No, […]