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5 Baking Activities Suitable for Those with Dementia

Baking is a great activity which you can enjoy with your loved one, and can be adapted to suit their ability level. Some people living with dementia may be able to follow a recipe entirely and bake a cake, whereas others may only be able to get involved with certain steps, but its important to […]

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Download our Free Autumn Themed Activity Guide

Autumn is upon us… but that doesn’t mean it’s time to retreat under our duvets! There’s still so much to do, both out and about and at home. Take the chance to get together round the fire, try some different teas, bake some seasonal cookies and reminisce about childhood stories of kicking leaves and searching […]

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Why Carer Wellbeing is Vital for Dementia Care

Caring for someone living with dementia can take a toll on your own wellbeing but it is important to look after yourself in order to be in a better position to continue to care for the person on their dementia journey. For a carer of someone living with dementia, there may be a range of […]

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What are the Effects of Caffeine When Living with Dementia?

In many health studies, caffeine is often portrayed in a negative light; it can have negative effects on many things such as sleep and diet. However, for many years experts have been looking into the possible benefits of coffee and the link between coffee and dementia. There have been studies which show that caffeine could […]

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5 Dementia Friendly Autumnal Arts and Crafts Activities

When living with dementia it is important to engage in a wide variety of different activities to help improve overall wellbeing. Exploring creativity is essential throughout these activities as a way to relax, boost mood and provide a sense of achievement. Creations can even be displayed to remind your loved one of what they can […]

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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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