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Memory, Music and Emotion

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Memory is an incredible thing when you stop and think about how it works and how much stuff we can recall at some indeterminate point in the future, and what triggers attach to that memory. One question you might consider is: why do we need to remember so much? Wouldn’t it make sense to have a relatively short, uncluttered memory so we can function more efficiently? If I was a computer hard drive maybe that would make sense because I might run short of storage space. But the capacity for memory in the human brain is far far greater than...

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Say Thank You to your Care Home with a Gifting Card

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It's now harder than it ever has been for Care Homes to release funds for improvements. Their main priority at the moment is holding the fort until normality returns. But the needs of residents haven't changed and the environment remains an exceptional opportunity to improve the experience of living in a Care Home. With TCHD Gifting Cards, friends and families can say Thank You for the selfless dedication of our Care Homes in these exceptional times and at the same time be certain you're Gift will go towards improving the Home. If you're a Care Home Manager and there are...

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Pimp your Menu Board for free!!

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I saw an opportunity to do something nice a few days ago when I resourced some items to dress up a clients Menu Board. Never done it before but it made so much sense. The display looked much less formal and much more attractive.   Having checked out how much these realistic, artificial items typically retail for I was quite surprsied. If you look to buy them online they're going to cost you between £5 and £10 per item. More in some cases!  So I decided it will be really nice to offer them free of charge with each Menu Board.  Don't forget, you also...

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Creating a personalised insert for bedroom signs

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Personalised signage has become a common requirement in care homes catering for residents with dementia. Yet many homes don't want to use personalised signage. Sometimes designs are demeaning or childish, others are really faffy, and others just look cheap and nasty. 

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