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Can Music Help Fight Dementia?

The impact that music has on our day-to-day life is huge; an upbeat song on a day when we are feeling low can almost instantly lift our mood, or a piece of music from our wedding day can send us hurtling back to that exact moment and all the joyous memories it entails. And it […]

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Dementia Mythbusters – The Facts About Dementia

With an estimated 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK information and resources relating to dementia have never been more available. However, with the volumes of information out there, it can often be hard to identify the facts from the fiction. We’ve compiled a list of common misunderstandings about dementia, so you can gain […]

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Conditions That May Trigger Dementia

Whilst dementia can be diagnosed with no prior issues occurring, there are some conditions that are known to trigger dementia: Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease – A rare brain disorder that effects one in one million people a year. Little is known about the cause of this disease but it is thought it may be due to an […]

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Get To Know Our Researchers

In the next instalment of our ‘Get To Know’ series, we want to introduce you to Sylvie Silver. Sylvie is the Executive Director at NAPA, and sits on Active Minds’ advisory board. Her in-depth expertise in meaningful activities for people with dementia means that she is an essential voice in all of our new product […]

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5 Relaxing Activities For People With Dementia

We all know that taking time out for yourself is integral for your overall wellbeing, aiding you to feel relaxed and promoting calm and inner peace. This attitude should also be applied to people who are living with dementia. Encouraging your loved one to spend time relaxing allows them to feel reenergised and calm, relieving […]

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Happy Mother’s Day – 5 Ways To Celebrate With Your Mum This Year

Mother’s Day is a time dedicated to celebrating and pampering your lovely mum. But for those of us whose mothers are living with dementia, this day can be particularly difficult and it can be hard to find suitable ways to recognise the occasion.  We’ve compiled a list of activities that you and your mum might […]

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Download our free PDF: Activity Ideas

Keeping someone with dementia busy and engaged will become more difficult as their dementia progresses, however carers, friends and family can help a person with dementia to feel valued and included by taking part in regular activities and tasks. We have created an Activity Guide for all those who care for and work with people […]

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Dementia-Friendly Days Out

If you have a loved one who is living with dementia, it may seem like having a day out is impossible. However, with the right amount of preparation and location planning, a day trip will lift your loved ones’ spirits and feelings of well-being. Here are some of our suggestions for a dementia-friendly day out: […]

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How To Celebrate International Day Of Happiness

The 20th March is the International Day of Happiness. Founded in 2012, the United Nations has established this day to promote the idea that the pursuit of happiness is universal, recognising that successful global growth must be accompanied by social and environmental well-being and happiness. People across the world are encouraged to get involved. This […]

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Dementia Awareness – How To Get Involved

With dementia increasing year on year, and an estimated 1 million people to be diagnosed by 2025, it is now more important than ever that awareness of dementia and its effects are spread far and wide. You can help raise awareness yourself – anything you undertake, no matter how big or small, will help educate […]

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