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Simple Activities to Take Part in with Someone with Dementia

Whilst it is natural to want to create involved and intricate games to entertain and engage a loved one living with dementia, there is still a place for simple activities when it comes to connecting to a person with dementia. They require little planning, but have a sense of familiarity and routine that a person […]

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How to Talk to Someone with Dementia

Talking to someone with dementia can be a daunting prospect, especially as the disease progresses and their personality and memory starts to change. But, communication is key to helping a person with dementia feel connected to their loved ones, and is an essential part of caring and nurturing a loved one who is living with […]

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Relaxation Techniques for People with Dementia

Living with dementia can be extremely stressful at times, especially when one begins to notice lapses in memory or changes in behaviour. So, taking some time out to relax and de-stress can be incredibly beneficial for anyone living with dementia, allowing a moment to just breath, away from the general chaos of everyday life. Relaxation […]

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Things you should know about Dementia

With diagnoses of dementia predicted to increase by 35% by 2025, understanding dementia and its effects has become increasingly important, and sorting the facts from the fiction is ever more necessary:   Dementia is not inevitable It is a common misconception that dementia comes hand in hand with old age. Whilst dementia is more likely […]

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5 Creative Activities to Help People With Dementia

Creativity can have a hugely beneficial impact on people living with dementia. The completion of a piece of artwork gives a sense of pride and promotes continued independence. It can also help lift a person living with dementia’s mood and encourage them to engage and socialise, whether that’s one-on-one, with you or another carer, or […]

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5 Ways to Deal With Carer Guilt

There are currently an estimated 670,000 people caring for someone living with dementia in the UK, and 40% of those carers suffer from clinical depression or anxiety. Though this statistic may seem high, it is not surprising, as caring for a loved one with dementia is an exhausting job, both emotionally and physically. It is […]

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How Can Sport Help Improve the Quality of Life for Someone Living With Dementia

There is a common misconception that at a certain age one should start to eschew physical activity in favour of more gentle, indoor pursuits. However, whilst calming and relaxing hobbies, such as reading or crosswords, do without a doubt have benefits, more physical activities should still be embraced.  The same is true for someone who […]

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Product Spotlight: Sensory Snap

Sensory snap is a tactile game with a purpose. The game can be played by matching the tiles with the images or grouping them together based on association, such as ‘things that are found outside’. This style of game encourages players to create new associations and cognitive links between objects. As with all Active Minds […]

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Four Programmes That Will Help You Understand Dementia Better

Being diagnosed with, or having a loved one diagnosed with, dementia can be an incredibly frightening experience filled with questions, uncertainties and concerns about what the future holds for you and your loved ones. Knowledge really is power when it comes to a dementia diagnosis, the more you understand the disease, the more you can […]

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Active Minds And Brighterkind Care Home Collaboration

Active Minds are passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of people with dementia and those taking care of them. So, it is always lovely to hear residents and carers feedback on their experiences with our products. We were delighted to partner with Brighterkind to help distribute care home kits across the UK. […]

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