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Filled with kindness, fun and care, when it comes to thinking about finding a residential care home in and around York, our family owned and run care homes are a great option, with plenty of activities and essential personal space to ensure a happy, secure and fulfilled living.

Cupcake Day 2017

Have Your Cake and Eat It! Raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society, we kicked off our Cupcake Day fund raising with a giant, handmade cupcake. L to R: Director Helen Conroy, Register Manager Haley Norris, Training Section Manager Deb smith, Care Trainer Sue Wiles   The number one cause of death in the England and Wales, dementia doesn’t discriminate and currently there’s no cure. In 2016, Cupcake Day raised £330,000 to help fight [...]

How to Reduce Your Risk of Dementia

“It is estimated that the number of people living with dementia in the UK by 2025 will rise to over 1 million. Whilst rates of diagnosis have improved, it is widely believed that dementia is still significantly under diagnosed…” www.dementiauk.org Dementia is an umbrella term that describes a condition where brain function has been impaired. This could be through a number of different diseases or disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease and Vascular Dementia, whereby a small stroke [...]

Join Dementia Research

Every 3.2 minutes someone develops dementia in the UK Dementia specialists, we look after the elderly and vulnerable in their own homes and work everyday with those affected by the disease. Today, around 850,000 people in the UK suffer from dementia and by 2025 that number is estimated to rise to 1 million, unless we find better and faster ways to combat the condition. Currently, the only way to beat the condition is through medical [...]

Joint Carols at Christmas

At our regular monthly Community Care Café, we welcome the children from nearby Young Discoverers Nursery to sing Christmas carols for our café guests. All decked out with festive hats and jumpers, the Young Discoverers created a wonderful atmosphere of festive fun, singing carols for the café guests and their carers. A joint initiative by Riccall Care Director Helen Conroy, Training Team Leader Deb Smith and Nursery Manager Kathy Wainwright, the nursery team said: “The [...]

Keeping Quality of Life with Dementia

May 15-21st this year is Dementia Awareness week (DWA). The week of events throws a spotlight on dementia to help increase understanding of the condition, raise awareness of the Alzheimer’s Society, their work and fund raising. Keeping quality of life with dementia Dementia is a term that describes symptoms of progressive brain damage most commonly caused by Alzheimer’s disease or mini strokes as in vascular dementia, which cause loss of memory, difficulties in problem solving, [...]

New Dementia Course for York

Companion Travellers Care training, mentoring and Riccall Care’s new dementia course for professional and voluntary caregivers. Dementia is a journey on which we can only be companion travellers and, here at Riccall Care, our new interactive workshop aims to increase our knowledge and understanding of dementia in order to improve the ways we accompany those we care for. We have created a workshop style course where learners can bring their own experiences and challenges to [...]

Great Company Café – open to all

Every first Thursday of the month we host a Riccall Care Community Link Dementia Café. Our cafés have been a great success but we have found that some people think you have to have dementia to join us, which is not the case! The title ‘dementia café’ simply means that we are equipped and very happy to welcome everyone, including those with dementia. As we are a home care company, we of course have special [...]

Fun and games with a serious side

Student Alexander Tarvet at Abertay University, Scotland has come up with an innovative way to help people explore and understand the emotional impact of Alzheimer's disease. Part of his graduation show and degree course, Alexander came up with a computer game called Forget-Me-Knot, the game gives the user a direct, first-person experience of this difficult and stressful disease. Alexander explains: "Computer games are one of the greatest ways to let people safely explore a situation [...]

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