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Is Dementia Genetic?

Many families who have been touched by dementia, understandably, worry that developing dementia is passed through the family’s DNA, and so their chance of being diagnosed with the disease is higher than a family that have not encountered dementia. Due to the rapid rise in dementia cases over the last few years, there is a […]

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How To Explain What Dementia Is To Your Children

Finding out a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia is incredibly hard for everyone in the family, but it can often be particularly difficult for the young members who may not have a full understanding of what the illness is and how it will affect their relative. Though it is a difficult subject to […]

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Dementia – Can We Do Anything to Reduce the Risk

Whilst, unfortunately, there is no definitive way to prevent dementia, there are a number of lifestyle changes you can make that will help lower your chance of developing the disease. Diet & Weight Keep your salt intake low (no more than 6 grams a day). A high salt diet increases your blood pressure. This uncontrolled […]

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Don’t Struggle In Silence – 5 Tips For Carers For People With Dementia

Being a carer for a person living with dementia, whilst vital, can also be difficult and exhausting. It is important that, as a carer, you feel fully supported by not just the friends and family around you, but also by reaching out to the variety of groups and charities available to you, such as Carers […]

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Free Home Care & Activity Product Bundle to be WON

We have teamed up with HomeTouch, a private care provider, specialising in Dementia care, to host a competition for the chance to win one of the following prizes.   1 Weekend activity pack – 1 Winner! 1 x In the Garden Scentscape 1 x Holiday Album Timeslide 1 x In the Garden Aquapaint 1 x […]

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3 Summer Recipes for People Living with Dementia

Summer is synonymous with food, whether it’s weekend BBQ’s or large family picnics, eating plays an important and tasty role in the season. So, even if a loved one is living with dementia, it’s important that they are still involved in this wonderful summer tradition. Not only does food provide much needed nutrition to help […]

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Summer Safety Tips for People Living with Dementia

When the summer heat starts to rise, most of us try everything we can to keep as cool as possible, whether it’s large sunhats, plenty of ice lollies or handheld fans. But for people living with dementia, trying to keep cool and safe in the sun can be difficult, as they may struggle to remember […]

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Top 5 Summer Dementia Activities

Take advantage of the warm weather and beautiful outdoors this summer with these 5 summer dementia activities:   Gardening Spending time doing gentle gardening is incredibly beneficial for anyone living with dementia. Not only does it lower stress but it can also improve attention span, decrease agitation and improve strength and balance. Reminiscing with a […]

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Meditation and Yoga

There have been a number of studies run in recent years looking at the benefits of undertaking regular meditation or yoga sessions for people living with dementia. In fact, in 2014, a study, in association with the Alzheimer’s Society, investigated the positive effects a holistic programme (including yoga and meditation) had on people living with […]

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Five Things to Do Following Your Dementia Diagnosis

Being diagnosed with dementia or discovering a loved one has been diagnosed with the condition can be incredibly difficult to come to terms with. It’s important to allow yourself and your family plenty of time to come to terms with the diagnosis, talking it through and discussing any questions you or a loved one might […]

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