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November 26, 2018

remember; verb: To have in, or be able to bring to one’s mind an awareness of someone or something from the past. The potential irony of involving our residents, who suffer from various stages of dementia, in Remembrance celebrations is not lost on us. However, it is often events from the distant past, rather then […]


October 16, 2018

We had an amazing time  this week! A visiting farm came to Clifden House to the delight us all – young and old. Our residents were joined by local nursery school children whose squeals of excitement delighted everyone.  Donkeys, geese, chickens, goats and other furry and feathered friends set up camp in our garden on the glorious blue […]

We Are Clifden House – supporting happy and fulfilling lives.

October 11, 2018

Here’s a little video of what we do best at Clifden House. We believe that engaging in a variety of activities is the spice of life.  And providing a stimulating home from home for our residents – everyday and every season –  is our mission. From visits to places of interest, bowling to blackberry picking, from a stroll […]


September 28, 2018

Fulfilling and Rewarding Job Opportunities at Clifden House We are looking for dedicated full-time night team members plus a Senior Carer to join our fabulous team delivering the very best of care. 42 hours a week with competitive pay, pension and lots of cake on your birthday! Two week rotation includes work on alternate weekends, so please […]

10 things you need to know about dementia

September 17, 2018

Dementia itself is not a disease – it’s actually caused by lots of different diseases. The word ‘dementia’ is just an umbrella term for the symptoms caused by these diseases such as memory loss, confusion and personality change. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause but other dementias include vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies and […]

Elderly Couple Stay Together Thanks To Clifden House

August 21, 2018

Sue Kruse talks about the effect that a dementia diagnosis has had on her parents and the seemly insurmountable problem of trying to keep a loving elderly couple living together when only one of them needs specialist dementia care. Marjorie, 94, and Arthur Oakins, 96, from Kent, met when Marjorie was just 16 years old. […]

The Importance of Social Stimulation in Elderly Care

July 30, 2018

For the elderly, particularly those with dementia, keeping active, engaged and socially stimulated is incredibly important. Social interaction is what older people really need, said Nial Joyce of Clifden House Dementia Care Centre. Deena McCormack, our activity coordinator at Clifden House, Seaford, advises a minimum of one outing or stimulating activity a day in order […]

A Fishy Affair in Seaford

July 11, 2018

Our residents supported the Clean, Green, Marine Fish Festival in Seaford. The volunteers made decorative fish from sail cloths to support the event and raise money for cancer support. The fish creations were carried by children in a parade through the town. It was a fun day for all the family with live music, art […]

Let’s get quizzical!

June 6, 2018

Clifden House Dementia Care Centre and Hillersdon Court both in Seaford will be going head to head in a trivia quiz night taking place today.  Each team of four residents from the two homes will battle it out across several rounds to claim the winner’s crown. Deena McCormack, activities coordinator at Clifden House said: “It’s […]

MP joins Clifden House to celebrate achievements

May 1, 2018

Local MP Maria Caulfield joined staff at Seaford’s Clifden House Dementia Care Centre to congratulate the team on the home’s recent CQC ‘good’ rating. Established almost 50 years ago, Clifden House Dementia Care Centre has the capacity for 59 residents. For the last 20 years, it has purely focused on delivering specialised care for dementia […]