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5 Valentine’s Day Activity Idea For Carers

Valentine’s Day is a magical day, full of joy and romance. For a person living with dementia there is no reason that they cannot enjoy this special day. Valentine’s Day activities not only encourages a sense of accomplishment but also allows a person living with dementia to connect with the people important to them. Valentine’s […]

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Heathrow And Gatwick – Dementia-Friendly Airports

Airports can be hectic places at the best of times, they are loud, bright and often crowded. For a person living with dementia they can leave them feeling distressed and anxious. Add to this the long queues, security checks and delayed planes and you can understand why a person with dementia may want to avoid […]

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Knowing the signs of young-onset dementia

People with dementia whose symptoms began before the age of 65 are usually described as having young-onset dementia. There are many signs of early-onset dementia and the symptoms of dementia may be similar regardless of a person’s age, however younger people often have different needs and require some different support. Symptoms of early-onset dementia can […]

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The best winter recipes for people living with dementia

Christmas is the perfect time to get together with your family and friends, create memories through playing games or enjoying a meal together. This is something the whole family can look forward to, including older people and people living with dementia. To guarantee no one misses the wonderful food pleasures of Christmas, we’re bringing to […]

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The Power Of Smell In Dementia Care

Of all the senses, our sense of smell is by far the most powerful one. A particular aroma can send us hurtling back to a period of time, previously forgotten. The smell of a certain cooked vegetable can remind us of our first day at school and all the emotions that are associated with that […]

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MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM ACTIVE MINDS

With 2016 rolling to a close, we thought it would be a good opportunity to take a look back at the amazing year we have had at Active Minds. In July we released Scentscape, a comprehensive series of kits incorporating themed sounds and smells designed to spark conversation, encourage relaxation and evoke pleasant memories. Each […]

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5 Helpful Tips For Creating a Relaxing Environment

For people living with dementia, creating a relaxing environment is incredibly important to help minimise confusion and agitation, helping them feel calm and able to concentrate. There are a number of factors you should consider when creating the perfect environment for a person living with dementia. Here are the top 5: Noise Sound, including background […]

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Dr Jamie Wilson Explains How to Maintain Wellbeing as a Dementia Carer

HomeTouch founder and dementia physician, Dr Jamie Wilson, explains how to maintain well-being as a dementia carer Caring for someone with dementia can be both enormously rewarding and incredibly challenging. It can be easy to fall into the trap of concentrating all your attention on your loved one and neglecting your own mental, physical and emotional […]

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Musical awakenings for those living with dementia

Music has long been shown to have a positive effect on those living with dementia. Nothing demonstrates this more than an unlikely internet star, Henry, an elderly alzheimer’s patient from America. Henry appears in the documentary, Alive Inside, which follows Dan Cohen, a social worker, as he creates personalised playlists for elderly care home residents. […]

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Christmas Gifts For People Living With Dementia

Picking the perfect Christmas present for your friends and family can be difficult at the best of times, but finding a gift for someone living with dementia can be complicated. There are a variety of factors you should consider when picking a present for your loved one. The gift should be appropriate for their stage […]

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