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The Value of Positive Language When Caring for Someone with Dementia

As a person progresses along their dementia journey, it may become more noticeable that their behaviour may change. A loss in communication skills can be very common and this may cause frustration or worry. It is important if your loved one shows signs of communication skills changing, to remain positive and focus on their strengths. […]

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What is the “Mental Capacity Act”?

As someone progresses along their dementia journey, they may become less capable in making some decisions for themselves. As this happens, the person may be described as lacking ‘capacity’. In England and Wales, there is a law which protects those in situations such as this; the ‘Mental Capacity Act’. This law covers such things as […]

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10 Ways to Raise Awareness for World Alzheimer’s Month

With almost 50 million people around the world living with dementia, it is essential that we work together to help raise awareness, fund research and provide support. September marks World Alzheimer’s Month, a whole month dedicated to raising awareness for those living with dementia and Alzheimer’s. From hosting your own fundraiser to taking part in […]

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Driving and Living with Dementia

When living with dementia, there are a variety of ways to stay independent, and one which is often considered improbable, is to continue driving. Living with dementia does not automatically mean you cannot drive, and many people do continue to do so, rather it just means that in order to drive you may need more […]

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What is Frontal Lobe Dementia?

Frontal lobe dementia, often considered under the wider umbrella term of Frontotemporal dementia, occurs when the frontal lobes of the brain begin to shrink resulting in changes in behaviour and personality. Whilst Alzheimer’s usually affects people aged 65 and over, as is common with other types of dementia, frontotemporal dementia commonly develops between the ages […]

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The True Value of Listening to Music When Living with Dementia

Music is thought to be highly beneficial for someone with dementia, and according to NHS England engaging in activities which use music can help to improve the quality of life for those living with dementia and their carers. Something which is universally enjoyed, music holds a whole host of benefits from aiding with relaxation, to […]

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How to Keep Your Loved One Relaxed on Holiday

Holidays can be a refreshing and relaxing way to improve overall wellbeing, and the same is true for those living with dementia. It is however, important to consider that new places and experiences can be overwhelming for someone living with dementia, leading to potential increases in stress and confusion. It is therefore important when planning […]

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Why Using Photographs for Reminiscence is Beneficial

Reminiscence is the process of sharing life experiences, memories and stories from the past, and can be particularly beneficial for those living with dementia. As shorter term memory is often affected, exploring different ways to recall memories from the past is highly important. Here we will explore why using photographs as part of reminiscence activities […]

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Dementia Activities for Warmer Weather

As summer approaches there is an increase in opportunities to spend time outside, which is fantastic for exploring a variety of activities. Whilst there are many benefits to spending time in the outdoors such as improved mood and reduced stress, when living with dementia there are some considerations which should be made to ensure that […]

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What to Expect in Late Stage Dementia?

The later stages of the dementia journey can be hard to define as they are generally different for each person. There are however, a few common denominators which are similar across many people. Here we will discuss just some of the things which you may expect to see in later stage dementia and how to […]

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