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What Are The Most Common Types of Dementia

Dementia is an often-misunderstood disease, with many people not realising the word ‘dementia’ is an umbrella term for condition which essentially refers to a set of symptoms, such as memory loss and difficulties with language and problem solving. But within this there are various forms of dementia, each one affecting people in different ways and […]

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How Do They Diagnose Dementia

The journey to diagnosing dementia can be a long and emotional one. In this blog, we aim to give you a greater understanding of how this process will unfold, what tests and scans you can expect, as well as the aftercare you can receive once a dementia diagnosis has been determined. GP Visit If you […]

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How to Talk to Someone with Dementia

For many of us, especially when a loved one has been recently diagnosed with dementia, or are in the later stages of the illness when communication becomes more difficult, knowing how to talk to someone with dementia can be a daunting prospect. However, engaging a loved one in conversation is incredibly important, making them feel […]

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Download our free PDF: Autumn Activity Ideas

A new season brings with it the opportunity for new activities! Once again, we’ve compiled a list of great activities that can be done either in a group or on a one to one level and put them together into an activity guide which can be downloaded completely free of charge! This edition features activities ranging from a brilliantly […]

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Essex Challenge Dementia: October Update

October has been a busy month for us as we work hard behind the scenes on our Essex County Council Challenge Dementia Prize entry. Here’s a little update on what we’ve been getting up to. What Did We Do in October? Using all the feedback we’ve collated from the carers of Essex on our digital […]

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How Stimulating Activities Positively Impact People with Dementia

In recent years there has been much research on the positive impact of activities for people with dementia. These beneficial activities are wide ranging, from cognitive to physical, and can help people, in varying degrees, throughout their entire dementia journey. Cognitive Activities Cognitive activities aim to stimulate thinking and memory and, in people with early […]

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Essex Challenge Dementia: September Update

Cast your mind back a few months, and you may remember that we announced that we had been shortlisted for the Essex County Council Challenge Dementia Prize. Run by Essex County Council, the competition aims to find ambitious and innovative products, technologies and services, which enable people living with dementia to remain connected to the […]

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Should We Look to Open Up More Dementia Friendly Facilities?

With dementia diagnoses increasing year on year, the need for dementia friendly facilities is no doubt rising, but what do we currently have on offer for people with dementia, is it enough and what does the future hold? Apart from dementia-focused care homes, access to dementia friendly facilities are fairly limited in the UK. There […]

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How to Make Your Home More Dementia Friendly

Whether you have dementia, or you have a loved one with dementia who lives with you or is a frequent visitor, making sure that your home is dementia friendly ensures that anyone living with the disease is safe and secure as they move around the environment. Here are a number of ways you can ensure […]

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Why Might a Person Become Incontinent

As we get older, many of us may start to experience a variety of symptoms associated with older age, with one of the most common (and often least discussed) symptoms being incontinence. In fact, incontinence is so common the NHS estimates that around 3 to 6 million people in the UK have some degree of […]

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