Christmas is a magical, happy and exciting time for most families, full of laughter and festive fun, but for families whose loved ones have a learning disability, this can be far from the most wonderful time of the year. The flashing lights, crowds of people, unexpected guests, loud music and even family gatherings can cause severe anxiety and distress to those suffering from a learning disability, particularly those with Autism. The National Autistic Society produced a video to try [...]
Art Therapy @ Cura-Care The Cura-Care team are so excited to introduce Nickie J as your trainee Art Therapist! Nickie now has open spaces in her diary to provide Art Therapy services for children and adults. Nickie sums up what Art Therapy is: ”Art Therapy is a type of talking therapy that uses art materials as it’s primary form of expression and communication'' ''It is not a diagnostic tool but can help people to address and work through some [...]
Did you know that exercise is has benefits for both your physical and mental health? With your help, we'd like to raise funds for local charities and clock up 100 miles throughout October! Download the Strava app and show us miles from your walks to add to the clock This will be visible on our page and updated daily - Together we can reach our goal! #exercise #yeswecan #bettertogether #CuraCare #TheMEProject
Dementia What is Dementia? “Dementia is a syndrome associated with an ongoing decline of brain functioning. There are different causes of dementia and many different types”. Symptoms may include: Thinking speed Memory Loss Mental Sharpness and quickness Language - struggling to use words Understanding Judgement Mood Movement Difficulties doing daily activities How does Cura-Care support someone with Dementia? Depending on the level and form of dementia, we would support the individual to stay within their home. We would work [...]
WALK #amileintheirshoes FOR MEN's MENTAL HEALTH This weekend, Saturday 10th October 2020 is World Mental Health Day. Check out The ME Project for more information on how Cura-Care and The ME Project are raising awareness for Mental Health.
Self CareWhat is Self Care? WHO’s working definition of self-care is :“The ability of individuals, families and communities to promote health, prevent disease, maintain health, and cope with illness and disability with or without the support of a health-care provider”. Here at Cura-Care, we believe Self care is about taking time for you! Understanding what actions you need to do to fulfil your basic needs. Our team, support our clients by taking time to do a range of activities ensuring they are taking [...]