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Silent disco gets rest home residents grooving

Excerise needn't be dull and Elmwood Village residents are proving just that! Keeping the body and mind active has become a much anticipated part of their morning routine with Oceania's 'Move and Groove'.

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Room stimulates all the senses

Eldon Rest Home's new sensory suite provides a warm and welcoming environment for residents and their families to enjoy together. Residents touch, hear and see a variety of sensory elements to create a positive and individualised experience.

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I feel guilty for living on the other side of the world from my mum

Watching a parent become less independent is hard, especially when you're 12,000 miles apart. It was a weight off Louise's mind to see that her mum is happy and amongst friends at Eden Village.

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Sensory Room brings smiles to faces of dementia sufferers

People with dementia can take pleasure in the here and now. Pippa says it was "like I was getting the real mum back for awhile" when they spent time in the Sensory Room.

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Diversional Therapy Week is in full swing at Woodlands

Marije Laarakker, a Diversional Therapist at Woodlands spends her days helping to keep Woodland's residents connected with their community and the activities they love.

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Pianist makes music to soothe the soul

Healthcare assistant, Barbara Howlett, fills the halls of Ohinemuri with musical cheer as she regularly showcases her life long passion.

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Living with Dementia: Trixie’s story

Trixie knows what it’s like to live with dementia. She regularly helped out at the Alzheimers Nelson day care programme, but then Trixie herself began experiencing symptoms of dementia.

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Dementia: When is the right time to look for a care home?

Feelings of loss, guilt and isolation can be overwhelming as caregivers put the needs of the dementia sufferer before their own health and well-being.

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Sensory room helps residents with Dementia

Sometimes it's the little things that really make a difference. The new sensory room at Duart is helping residents like Nora take pleasure from their surroundings..

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