Research has shown that in some cases older people in care can spend nearly 80% of their day sitting which can have a serious impact on physical and mental health. The Scottish Government and the Care Inspectorate have announced a £1m drive to increase levels of physical activity. Click here to read the story on the Care Inspectorate website.
Daily Sparkle is a tool for carers which provides ideas for quizzes, puzzles and entertainment.
A report from The Baring Foundation which looks at how art can contribute to the quality of life in residential care.
An activities factsheet for people in care homes.
Here's an information sheet from Skills for Care and The Relatives and Residents Association about the importance of family and friends to wellbeing.
Listening and talking is very important - a leaflet from Skills for Care and The Relatives and Residents Assocation.