A new Alan 

When Alan first arrived at his new care home he was very unwell and depressed. In their assessment, staff said they didn’t think he would be with them for long, and that his time there would be end of life care... (Read more)

Tilly's memories

Residents at one Bristol home we visit regularly are all living with dementia, and have a wide range of interests and backgrounds. Some are much more cognitively able than others, so there is a diverse range of needs ...(Read more)

The Bee's Knees

We started the session asking participants about what makes them happy. All of them said “Oh, I don't really know dear”. This often happens, as it can take people a little time to come out of their shell...(Read more)

Diane's story

iPals is an Alive intergenerational project which links up care homes and primary schools through the shared use of touchscreen technology. This is where we met Diane...(Read more)

John's photos 

John is a frail gentleman who likes to keep himself to himself. He doesn’t like to take part in activities and staff at his care home had become increasingly worried that he was at risk of isolation and possible depression... (Read more)

Dancing with Edie 

In a recent biodanza session, we met Edie, a bright-eyed lady who listened with interest as we introduced the session. She was new to the group and appeared somewhat nervous, but as the session progressed through the 'warm up' dances we could see that Edie was really beginning to allow her...(Read more)