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What is Dementia with Lewy Bodies?

Dementia with Lewy Bodies is the second most common type of progressive dementia after Alzheimer’s. As the two types of dementia have similar symptoms, they can be mistaken for one another in the early stages. Dementia with Lewy Bodies also has similarities to Parkinson’s Disease as it affects the nerve cells in the brain. Lewy […]

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Dementia Friendly Pancake Day Activities

Making pancakes can be a highly sensory experience for all involved; there is a lot going on in the kitchen from sounds and smells when cooking to tastes once you’re finished. There are a variety of pancake day activities which have the ability to spark memories, encourage conversation or improve mood and overall wellbeing. We […]

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Celebrating Valentine’s Day if your Spouse has Dementia

Valentine’s Day is a special day dedicated to recognising and appreciating love for others. For those who’s partner is living with dementia, Valentine’s Day may not be the same as it once was and there may be changes you have to make to ensure the day is special. It is still important to celebrate days […]

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Supporting Someone with Early Stage Dementia

Knowing how to support a someone once they find out they are living with dementia can be difficult. Their reaction could be varied; denial, anger, frustration, acceptance is all possible and it can all depend on the situation. It is important to respond appropriately and remember that each person’s dementia journey is different; there is […]

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Mobility and Dementia

As someone progresses along the dementia journey, they may experience some mobility changes which can inhibit their ability to take part in certain activities. It is important to continue to be mobile in any way which is comfortable and possible to help boost mood and physical wellbeing. Not all people will experience difficulty or changes […]

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Common Behavioural Changes When Living with Dementia

Changes in behaviour can be common as a person progresses along their dementia journey. Having knowledge around some of the changes which may occur can be important for both the person living with dementia, their friends and family or carers to understand. Behavioural changes may occur due to environmental or health changes, confusion, agitation or […]

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How to Maintain Hobbies when Living with Dementia

Hobbies are an engaging way to boost mood, and for someone with dementia, a familiar hobby can be a fantastic way to improve overall wellbeing. Studies have shown that taking part in hobbies can be highly beneficial for those living with dementia, and whilst some activities may have to be adapted to suit both physical […]

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5 Ways to Celebrate the New Year When Living with Dementia

Celebrating the New Year can be great fun, however for those living with dementia some of the traditional activities can sometimes be overwhelming. There are, however, a few adaptations you can make to traditional activities to ensure the person with dementia can be involved in the festivities and everyone has an enjoyable New Years together. […]

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Hallucinations and Dementia

People living with dementia can sometimes experience different types of hallucinations; often these are visual although in some instances people may also hallucinate feelings, tastes, noises or smells. Hallucinations are more common in certain types of dementia such as dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson’s disease. Here we will discuss just some of things to […]

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Tips for Planning a Christmas Day for People with Dementia

For many, Christmas is one of the most exciting times of the year with plenty to look forward to. However, for those living with dementia, the Christmas period can be a time of stress, worry and confusion. Christmas is busy and full of hustle and bustle for all of us, but for those living with […]

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