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Autumn activities for care home residents

If your elderly parent or loved one is a resident of Sunrise nursing homes, you'll find our properties are located within easy reach of many of Great Britain's most beautiful scenery, making daytrips with your ageing relative an excellent way to enjoy the great outdoors and spend some time together.

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Getting a pet could be good for your health

If you're feeling low or have been diagnosed with depression, another alternative might help that you may not have considered - becoming a pet owner.

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'Gatsby' star supports Alzheimer's Society

When it comes to raising awareness of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, a little star power can go a long way. Actress Carey Mulligan dazzled audiences the world over in Baz Luhrmann's star-studded adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby," and she recently embarked on a charity fundraising event to support the Alzheimer's Society.

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Does Alzheimer's affect life expectancy?

If someone you know has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia, it can be difficult to stay positive. One of the most common questions caregivers have following a diagnosis of dementia is whether it can affect their loved one's life expectancy.

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A Caribbean theme for residents at Sunrise of Solihull

Although the West Midlands has some beautiful scenery, it doesn't exactly boast the kind of weather you might expect from a Caribbean cruise. However, residents of the Sunrise assisted living community in Solihull recently experienced the laid-back atmosphere of the West Indies at a special fundraising event from the comfort of their lawn chairs at a special garden party.

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Should you think about giving up driving?

As you get older, it's normal for your eyesight to deteriorate a little. While this can be an inconvenience at times, it can present serious risks in some situations, particularly driving. But when is it time to think about giving up driving?

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Establish regular routines as an Alzheimer's caregiver

Dementia is a progressive condition, meaning that it will get steadily worse as time goes on. Although nursing homes are often an inevitability for older people with Alzheimer's disease, many people try to care for their elderly relatives in their own home for as long as possible. If you're in the position of caring for someone with dementia, there are certain things you can do as a caregiver to help them get through until such time as moving into an assisted living care home becomes necessary.

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Sunrise of Bassett raises funds for Alzheimer's Society

Sunrise care homes aren't your typical nursing home - they also like to be a part of the communities in which their homes are located. Reaching out to the community and raising awareness of dementia and its impact are just two of our priorities at Sunrise, as a recent fundraising event demonstrated. Earlier this month, Sunrise Senior Living of Bassett organised a "memory walk" to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society and promote awareness of dementia.

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