News

News

Reading when living with dementia

Reading is an enjoyable pastime for many, helping to reduce anxiety, improve cognitive ability and help to spark memories. For someone living with dementia, reading offers a whole host of benefits, just some of which we will explore here. Stress Reduction Reading can act as a distraction in times of uncertainty or stress and has […]

Read more...

Take Action This Dementia Action Week

It’s Dementia Action week on Monday 20th May – Sunday 26th May this year. There are over 850,000 people in England living with dementia, a number which is expected to rise to over one million by 2025. We are in need now more than ever to improve care and to greater understand people living with […]

Read more...

5 Activities to Aid Relaxation

For those living with dementia, memory loss and confusion can lead to increased levels of agitation and stress, which in turn can cause them to become withdrawn. It is important to be able to calm and soothe your loved one with relaxing activities to help reduce the feelings of stress and anxiety. Tracking your loved […]

Read more...

Telling Family and Friends You Have Dementia

Getting told you have dementia can be difficult to come to terms with, but having a support system is highly beneficial moving forward. It is therefore important to be open and honest with the people closest to you so you can get the support you need to continue living well. Whilst there is no right […]

Read more...

Dementia and Mood Changes

As your loved one progresses along their dementia journey, you may notice some changes in their mood and behaviour. These changes may be sudden, so it’s important to react with a caring and calm demeanour, and although this may be new to you, remember they are still the same person. Mood changes can happen for […]

Read more...

Tips for Planning a Day Out with Someone Living with Dementia

Everyone needs a refreshing change of scenery sometimes. Days out can have a variety of emotional, mental and physical benefits for those living with dementia. Not only does it improve mood and reduce stress, but it also provides a great opportunity for exercising and exploring. Often the stress of planning days out for those living […]

Read more...

Why Daily Routines Are Helpful for Someone Living with Dementia

A routine refers to things that regularly happens, usually on a daily basis. A routine could be comprised of anything you do, from eating breakfast, reading the paper and going for a walk and can be used to complete tasks in a certain order, for example at night time it may begin in the bathroom […]

Read more...

Therapeutic Activities for Those Living with Dementia

Therapeutic activities provide a dynamic way to focus on an individual’s personal interests and memories, and are a great way to help keep someone both mentally and physically active. Choosing activities which are  suitable for your loved ones skills can help to improve their overall wellbeing. Art Activities Encouraging your loved one to take part […]

Read more...

Easter Activities for Those Living with Dementia

As a family member of someone living with dementia, introducing activities to the Easter get-together is a good way to help engage your loved one, give them focus and help the entire family interact in a positive and fun way. Here are some Easter activity ideas to help get you started: Outdoors Fun Egg Hunt […]

Read more...

5 Common Causes of Agitation for Someone Living with Dementia

Dementia can take its toll both mentally and physically on the individual and their caregiver as daily tasks become more of a struggle. Someone living with dementia may become easily agitated as they deal with a variety of changes along their dementia journey. As a family member or caregiver you might not know how you […]

Read more...