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Music Therapy and Dementia

When it comes to the brain, music is incredibly powerful. Hearing – and the auditory part of the brain – is one of the first senses to fully develop, meaning that we can remember sounds and songs from our childhood long before we even learned how to communicate. The power of music is not lost […]

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Indoor Exercise Activities for The Elderly

Exercise is extremely important to us all, but especially as we age as it helps to maintain a healthy metabolism and maintain mobility levels. Not only does exercise have a multitude of physical health benefits but it also provides many benefits in terms of mental wellbeing; from improving mood to reducing stress. As we age, […]

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How to Maintain Connections with Those Living with Dementia

Whatever the circumstances, it can sometimes be hard to communicate with someone living with dementia, so it is essential to maintain connections wherever possible. At present, during the coronavirus pandemic, maintaining connections has likely become that bit more difficult. Whilst some people may be able to see their friends and family, if they live with […]

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What Activities Can You Do in a Care Home?

For someone living with dementia in a care home, there are a variety of different activities which can help to boost wellbeing and mood. From group exercises to individual sensory exploring activities, there is plenty of suitable activities to do. Sometimes it may feel isolating to be away from friends and family, however by encouraging […]

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How Do You Help People Living with Dementia Keep Busy?

It is important for a person’s wellbeing that there are a variety of enjoyable activities available which can help them stay busy and engaged, and the same is true for someone living with dementia. Staying busy not only helps fight off feelings of isolation and boredom but can also have a range of other benefits […]

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What Activities are Important for People Living with Dementia?

There are a variety of activities which are important for those living with dementia. Activities which have sensory, reminiscent and mobility benefits along with elements of social interaction and stimulate cognitive function are highly important. These include things such as exercise, arts and crafts, puzzles, gardening and baking along with completing daily tasks such as […]

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How Do You Mentally Stimulate Someone with Dementia?

Being diagnosed with dementia can cause people to withdraw or result in a lowered mood. They may no longer want to spend time in the company of friends and family and may eschew taking part in activities in favour of being alone. However, this can become incredibly isolating. It’s so important therefore, to encourage activities […]

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At Home Activities: Ice Cream Sundae Making

Ice Cream Sundae Making   Nothing says summer more than a dollop of sweet, rich ice cream. This fun, hands-on activity gets people involved in making their own colourful sundae, with scrumptious sauces, marshmallows and sprinkles to boot. Once everyone’s got creative – and maybe a little sticky – it’s time to head to the garden […]

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What Games Can You Play with Someone Who Has Dementia?

When you’re caring for someone with dementia, you may notice that the games and hobbies they enjoyed before may not be as easy to take part in. However, being on a dementia journey does not mean that they should not be able to enjoy a variety of games and hobbies. There are many benefits associated […]

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At Home Activities: Lets get Quizzical – Sports Quiz

Lets get Quizzical – Sports Quiz Quizzes are great at encouraging people to use their cognitive skills in a fun way. And hosting a sports quiz during a major event, say Wimbledon, also helps connect residents to the outside world. We recommend organising teams of about eight people at the same level. And if you […]

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