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What’s The Purpose of a Carers Assessment. Do I Need to Get One?

A Carers Assessment is undertaken by the council to identify if someone who is caring for an adult who is disabled, ill or elderly, is eligible for support. Whilst the word ‘assessment’ may be off-putting for some, the Carers Assessment is simply a way to identify areas in which extra support can be provided to […]

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Dr Reisbergs 7 Stages of Dementia

Dr. Barry Reisberg, clinical director for New York University School of Medicine’s Silberstein Ageing and Dementia Research Centre, has determined seven stages of which someone living with dementia would be likely to go through. Having a clear guide of progression of your loved ones dementia journey can make each transition easier for you and your […]

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New Years Resolutions for Dementia Caregivers

Taking the time to create new years resolutions can be a great way to start the year a fresh with a positive outlook. As a carer you may spend most of your time thinking about other people, but it is important to set some time aside for your own wellbeing. Here are some fantastic resolutions […]

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Best Christmas Presents for Someone with Late Stage Dementia

Are you struggling to find a Christmas gift for your loved one with dementia? We’ve compiled a list of our favourite presents to give to a person living with late stage dementia to help make them feel loved and cared for during what may be sometimes be an overwhelming and hectic time of year: Tactile […]

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What is Cognitive Stimulation Therapy and What Are The Benefits?

Whilst there is no cure for dementia, there are a number of treatments, including drugs and therapies, that can help slow the progression of the disease as well as help lessen the symptoms. One such treatment is Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) which aims to help delay the progression of dementia. What Is Cognitive Stimulation Therapy? […]

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Download our Free Winter Themed Activity Guide

Enter the festive season with our dementia friendly Christmas activities! This is the time to get together and enjoy the perks of the season. Try our Christmas gift race, festive reminiscence session or stimulate the senses with a cheese and whine afternoon. Only got a little time? Our 10 quick Christmas activities will be just […]

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Growing Things (A message from Alice our Head of Design)

Today is my last day of work before I disappear for a while. I’m pregnant – Joel and I are expecting our first baby on the 23rd December. For the last 8 months, I have been growing another human being. This is a final goodbye (for now) post. I wish you all a good year […]

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What Are the Benefits of Dementia Puzzles and What Type of Puzzle Should I Choose?

Jigsaw puzzles are a favourite pastime for people both young and old. A fantastic way to pass a few relaxing hours either on your own or with a loved one, away from the distractions of everyday life. However, for people with dementia, jigsaw puzzles, and more specifically dementia jigsaw puzzles, have a huge number of […]

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Care Home Group Activities for Dementia Patients

Dementia can be an incredibly isolating disease, especially for people who are living in a care home environment away from family, loved ones and friends. Therefore, it is important to encourage people with dementia to engage in group activities whenever possible, as this will encourage socialisation and conversation, which can help to reduce feelings of […]

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Best Christmas Presents for Someone with Early to Mid-Stage Dementia

Christmas can be a wonderful time of the year, where we spend quality time with our family and loved ones, eat delicious food and give and receive presents. However, if your loved one has dementia, it can be hard to think of a present to get them. In this blog we look at some appropriate […]

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