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Honouring Our Laundry Ladies

March 20, 2019

 Two local Seaford ladies, Laura Giles and Shirley Penry, have been honoured with a commemorative ‘blue plaque’ at the opening of the new laundry facilities here at Clifden House. The plaque was erected to officially recognise their dedication and commitment to everyone at Clifden House Dementia Care Centre in Seaford. Nial Joyce of Clifden House, […]

Walk Don’t Run! #TeamClifdenHouse

March 14, 2019

A new team has entered the local #Seaford football scene. Residents from Clifden House Dementia Care Centre now have regular team to take part and enjoy ‘walking football’ at the Downs Leisure Club. Nial Joyce of Clifden House, said: “Our residents already really enjoy our regular bowling matches at the local Newhaven indoor bowling centre, […]

CONTINUING TO LIVE A FULFILLING LIFE – EVEN WITH A DIAGNOSIS

February 11, 2019

‘Life does not end with a dementia diagnosis’ – is one of the key tenets of Clifden House in Seaford. With our mission to help our residents, who all suffer with dementia, to continue to live a fulfilling and engaging life we run an impressive variety of activities and events. “This allows every resident to engage as much as […]

STUNNING COMMUNITY ART PROJECT TO REMEMBER

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 […]

VISITING FARM IS FUN FOR ALL GENERATIONS

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 […]

WE’RE RECRUITING – JOIN OUR TEAM

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 […]