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Tracy’s 100 km South Coast Challenge

July 4, 2019

Our housekeeping manager, Tracy Creagh, is taking part in the 2019 South Coast Challenge, in aid of The Alzheimer’s Society. The 48-hour gruelling event starting on August 31 in Eastbourne will cover 100 km across Sussex’s most iconic landmarks including Beachy Head, the Seven Sisters Devil’s Dyke, South Ease, Brighton and finishing in Arundel. Tracy […]

‘Alison’s Corner’ unveiled

June 24, 2019

A commemorative bench and blue plaque was recently unveiled to honour Alison, a very popular past resident. Barry Lowden, who was married to Alison for almost 50 years, attended the special ceremony to open ‘Alison’s Corner’ in the gardens, where Alison spent much of her time while she was a resident at Clifden House The plaque commemorates Alison […]

Six ways to ward off dementia

May 20, 2019

To mark Alzheimers Society’s Dementia Action Week 2019, Nial Joyce shares six ways that you can take action now to significantly reduce your chances of developing dementia. Making core healthy lifestyle choices, especially in mid-life, can significantly reduce your risk later on. If you start to introduce as many of these things as you can […]

Pupils enthralled by 92 year old’s life story

May 9, 2019

Pupils from Seaford Head Lower School experienced a ‘Living History’ lesson, with a talk from our resident, Verna Rose, 92. During her talk to the Lower School, pupils aged 11-16 heard about Verna’s childhood in Canada and the impact that World War 2 had on her and her brother. Verna moved to the UK in her […]

Clifden House receives VIP treatment at The Albion

April 26, 2019

Residents of Clifden House dementia care centre, Ian Hassel and Mike Whiten, had a truly marvellous time at Brighton & Hove Albion FC watching Brighton v AFC Bournemouth. A big thank you goes out to everyone at the club who showed us great empathy and looked after us so well. Pictured here with midfielder DavePropper  

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, […]


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 […]


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 […]