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How Stimulating Activities Positively Impact People with Dementia

In recent years there has been much research on the positive impact of activities for people with dementia. These beneficial activities are wide ranging, from cognitive to physical, and can help people, in varying degrees, throughout their entire dementia journey. Cognitive Activities Cognitive activities aim to stimulate thinking and memory and, in people with early […]

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Should We Look to Open Up More Dementia Friendly Facilities?

With dementia diagnoses increasing year on year, the need for dementia friendly facilities is no doubt rising, but what do we currently have on offer for people with dementia, is it enough and what does the future hold? Apart from dementia-focused care homes, access to dementia friendly facilities are fairly limited in the UK. There […]

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How to Make Your Home More Dementia Friendly

Whether you have dementia, or you have a loved one with dementia who lives with you or is a frequent visitor, making sure that your home is dementia friendly ensures that anyone living with the disease is safe and secure as they move around the environment. Here are a number of ways you can ensure […]

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Why Might a Person Become Incontinent

As we get older, many of us may start to experience a variety of symptoms associated with older age, with one of the most common (and often least discussed) symptoms being incontinence. In fact, incontinence is so common the NHS estimates that around 3 to 6 million people in the UK have some degree of […]

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What Is a Memory Café?

If you or a loved one has been recently diagnosed with dementia, then you may have started to become aware of the term ‘Memory Café’ but are unsure what one of these actually entails? Generally held on either a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis, memory cafes have become increasingly popular in recent years as they […]

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Preparing for The End of Life

Whilst most of us don’t want to think about death, of ourselves or a family member, as your loved one nears the end of their dementia journey it can be a good idea to prepare yourself by understanding what to expect during the final stages of their life. This can provide some comfort for what […]

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18 Ideas for Group Activities in Your Care Home

Group activities are a fantastic way for people with dementia to socialise with each other, giving them an opportunity to talk, reminisce and share experiences, which will have a huge impact on their emotional wellbeing. Here are some ideas: 1. Sing Along Create a playlist of your residents’ favourite songs and encourage them to sing […]

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What Is Vascular Dementia?

Dementia is an umbrella term for a series of diseases that affects a person’s mental abilities due to gradual changes and damages to the brain. One of the most common forms of dementia is vascular dementia, responsible for 17% of cases, and is caused by reduced blood flow to the brain. But what actually is […]

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Summer Activities for Adults with Dementia to Enjoy

Whilst we continue to enjoy the very un-British summer we are having this year, take the opportunity to encourage your loved one to participate in outdoor, summer activities. Being outside, for even a short period of time, has huge benefits, including exposure to vitamin D via the sun’s rays, which helps keep the brain, bones […]

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How to Help Someone with Dementia Have a Happy Holiday

For many of us, the summer months means holidays, but for people living with dementia and their carers, holidays can often be a source of stress and something which is avoided. However, just because you or your loved one are living with dementia, does not mean that you cannot enjoy some time away, whether that […]

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