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Download our free PDF: Summer Activity Ideas

With the sun now being a familiar sight these days, summer is officially upon us. A new season for us means the embrace of new activities and we are thrilled to announce the introduction of our new shiny activity guide, packed with dementia friendly activity ideas, perfect for this time of year. In this guide, […]

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Mid Stage Dementia: What to Expect

As dementia progresses, you may start to notice changes in your loved one’s behaviour. This may mean that their condition has started to advance, and they are now in mid-stage dementia. This is often the longest lasting stage, continuing for many years. Whilst it is important to note that many people at this stage of […]

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Why Does Dementia Cause Sundowning?

Here’s everything you need to know about sundowning; its symptoms, possible causes and hints and tips to help you and your loved one manage.   What is sundowning and what are the symptoms? More common in mid to late stages of dementia, sundowning is so named for the time of day it tends to occur, […]

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Comparing the Cost of Care at Home, Sheltered Housing and Care Homes

When a loved one gets older, you may start to notice that they struggle to care for themselves as well as they have previously been able to do. This can lead to them feeling isolated and frustrated, as well as causing concern for you and your family. During this time, it might become apparent that […]

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What Is Early Onset Alzheimer’s?

Early onset Alzheimer’s, also known as young onset dementia, affects about 4% of people living with dementia. Early onset Alzheimer’s is defined by the age in which the disease develops – between the ages of 30 to 65 years old, with most people being diagnosed in their 40s and 50s. Alzheimer’s is the most common […]

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Can a Blood Test Show I’ve Got Dementia?

If there is concern that you, or a loved one, is starting to show signs of dementia, then the first course of action you will need to take is a visit to your GP. Your GP will undertake a series of tests to determine mental abilities, such as memory and concentration. This is often called […]

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Take Action This Dementia Action Week

It’s Dementia Action week on Monday 21st May – Sunday 27th May this year. There are over 850,000 people in England living with dementia, a number which is expected to rise to over one million by 2025. We are in need now more than ever to improve care and to greater understand people living with […]

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Stimulating Activities for Someone with Dementia

Being diagnosed with dementia can cause people to withdraw. 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 for them, leading to depression and anxiety. That’s why it is important to […]

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Is Dementia Fatal?

This isn’t a simple yes or no, as, with many things related to dementia, the answer is more complex than that. It is also important to know that every person’s journey with dementia is different. From different forms of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s or Lewy bodies, to how the disease progresses, to the symptoms they […]

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What Causes Memory Loss?

When you or a loved one start to experience memory loss it can be an incredibly scary time. Many people assume that they are beginning to experience the first symptoms of Alzheimer’s. However, whilst memory loss is a well-known sign of dementia, there are many other reasons why you may be experiencing loss of memory, […]

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