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The Sound of Music Therapy - The Benefits of Music Therapy for Care Home Residents 🎶

07 January 2020

Music is a powerful tool and alternative therapy that has the ability to evoke memories, create emotional connections and access numerous parts of the brain at once. The Athena Healthcare Group supports and utilises music therapy in each of our homes to help benefit each resident, especially those living with dementia.

Music Therapy: Elsie's Story

07 January 2020

We take a look at how music therapy is helping Elsie cope with living with dementia.

Music Therapy: John's Story

07 January 2020

We take a look at how music has been helping John since he recently began his music therapy sessions with Aisling.

Music Therapy: David & Marian's Story

07 January 2020

We take a look at how music therapy has been helping David, and his wife Marian, since his diagnosis of dementia.

Music Therapy: Vera's Story

07 January 2020

We take a look at how music therapy has been helping Vera since she moved into one of our Athena care homes. 

Music Therapy: Mary's Story

07 January 2020

We take a look at how, with help from music therapist Aisling, music has been helping Mary who is living with dementia.

Lonely This Christmas - Reducing Isolation Through Care Homes

19 December 2019

We examine how Athena Healthcare Group care homes, Lighthouse Lodge and Marine View Lodge, have been combating isolation through positively harnessing reminiscence.

Nursing Homes – The new model

18 December 2019

With the level of personal investment in care growing, so too is the need for high quality private nursing homes – fit for purpose and the discerning prospective clientele.

The Athena Healthcare Group’s Parklands Lodge is a working model in how modern purpose-built nursing homes are designed. How is this achieved this?

Making Memories – The Power of Reminiscence Therapies in Care Homes

18 December 2019

Reminiscence therapy can take many forms, but the objective remains the same - to help participants recollect events, people and places from their past through stimulating and triggering the senses (sight, touch, taste, smell & sound).

Bridging the gap – the importance of intergenerational play

21 November 2019

In the UK, we’re not very good at talking about old age, it’s a topic that we tend to shy away from. But, with an increasingly aging population, subject matter revolving around the deficits in social equity has been the focus in the British media of late.


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