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Rarer Types of Dementia

Dementia can be caused by a variety of diseases and conditions, with Alzheimer’s being the most common, and thus the most recognised. However, there are some rarer, less-well known diseases that can cause dementia, which make up about 5% of dementia cases in the UK. In this blog, we take a look at some of […]

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Reminiscence Activity Ideas

Utilising activities that focus on reminiscence is incredibly powerful when relating to a person who is living with dementia. Reminiscence focuses on sharing life experiences and memories, an effective and strong tool for a person with dementia, as typically, they find it easier to recall memories from a long time ago, rather than recent ones. […]

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Suitable Activities for Elderly People Living in a Care Home

As a member of staff at a care home, or indeed a loved one or close friend of a resident at a care home, it can often be hard to think of suitable activities to help engage an elderly person. Ideally, activities should be interesting and varied, but not so difficult that they either discourage […]

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Call For Helpers!

At Active Minds, we have just secured another round of investment, and we’ve got loads on our minds as to what comes next. But you can be sure our focus will be on continuing to lead and innovate in the space of activity and dementia. From a design perspective we have big plans, and there’s […]

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Exercise Activity Ideas for Someone with Dementia

We all know that taking part in regular exercise has a positive impact on not just our physical wellbeing but our mental wellbeing too. However, for someone who is living with dementia, the need for exercise based activities can often be overlooked in favour of other more cognitive focused activities. But it is incredibly important […]

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5 Ways to Support Someone with Alzheimer’s

Finding out a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s can be a very difficult time, and knowing how to support them after their diagnosis and beyond can be a daunting prospect. Their Alzheimer’s diagnosis will obviously have a large impact on their life, from their day to day activities, to their emotional well-being. It’s […]

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Christmas Gift Ideas for A Loved One with Dementia

Christmas is a wonderful holiday, focusing on spending quality time with your family, enjoying food, conversation, games and, of course, the giving and receiving of gifts. However, if a family member is living with dementia it can be hard to find appropriate dementia-friendly presents. Here are some gift ideas for your loved one living with […]

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The Most Therapeutic Group Activities for People with Dementia

Whilst one-to-one activities for people with dementia are beneficial, helping a person with dementia feel supported and giving loved ones quality time to bond, group activities can also play a valuable, therapeutic role. Therapeutic group activities can help the reduction of a variety of dementia-related behaviours, such as depression, agitation and frustration. They also encourage […]

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How to Pick a Suitable Care Home

Picking a care home for a loved one can be a distressing experience. You want to make sure that you are finding them the best possible care home, in a clean and comfortable environment, but more often than not you have never stepped foot in a care home and may not know what to look […]

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Download our free PDF: Winter Activity Ideas

Due to the popularity of our last edition, we are proud to launch our next free, downloadable Activity Guide. Our guide is suitable for anyone; friends, family or carers of people living with dementia, and we hope will offer some interesting ideas and useful tips on creating fun and engaging activities for people with dementia. […]

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