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Delightful dogs help with care home dementia at Colne House in Earls Colne

A CARE home’s latest recruit is hoping to get a pawsitive response in her efforts to help residents suffering from dementia. Cockapoo Lottie is just four months old, but is already getting to work helping residents at Colne House in Earls Colne. Lottie and older sister Ruby are both care home dogs owned by its maintenance man Tom Goodair. Mr Goodair said the pawesome duo had made a big impression on everyone at the home – with the exception of resident cat Daisy.

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Teddy is top dog at care home

She always comes to work with a get- up-and-go attitude. And most importantly for any new employee, Teddy has the perfect mentor to show her the ropes – as a care home dog at Kirkley Manor. Dani Gaston has been bringing three-year-old Lhasa Apso Monty into work with her at the Kingsley Healthcare run home in Kirkley Park Road, Lowestoft, since she started as manager more 

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Five generations of family come together

Five generations have come together as the newest member of the family was introduced to one of the oldest. Seven-month-old Lacey Minshull visited her 92-year-old great great great aunt, Catherine better known as Bette Gray at the Oaklands care home in Scole, near Diss.

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Brooke care home chefs get creative with residents’ food

The chefs at Brooke House retirement home in Brooke have been cooking up a surprise for their residents who have difficulty swallowing. The problem, sometimes experienced by people living with dementia, means food has to be liquidised to prevent choking, often making meals look bland and unappetising.

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Skype calls keep couple together - despite 10,000 miles separation

Ken Cole and his wife Jeni may be living 10,000 miles apart but modern communications technology is helping to keep their love alive.

For Mr Cole, 80, a resident of Highcliffe nursing home, in Highcliffe, the highlight of his Christmas Day was not the Queen’s Christmas message or the festivities laid on by staff, it was a Skype call made by Jeni from her home in Mackay, Queensland.

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