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Summer Activities for Adults with Dementia to Enjoy

Whilst we continue to enjoy the very un-British summer we are having this year, take the opportunity to encourage your loved one to participate in outdoor, summer activities. Being outside, for even a short period of time, has huge benefits, including exposure to vitamin D via the sun’s rays, which helps keep the brain, bones […]

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How to Help Someone with Dementia Have a Happy Holiday

For many of us, the summer months means holidays, but for people living with dementia and their carers, holidays can often be a source of stress and something which is avoided. However, just because you or your loved one are living with dementia, does not mean that you cannot enjoy some time away, whether that […]

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5 Reasons People with Dementia Move into A Care Home

Especially when a loved one is first diagnosed with dementia, it can be hard to think of a time when they will not be able to look after themselves. However, as dementia progresses they may start to slowly lose their ability to care for themselves, and moving your loved one to a care home may […]

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Researchers Warn Rise in Early-Onset Dementia is a ‘Silent Epidemic’

According to a study carried out by Bournemouth University there has been a steady-rise in people in their late 40s being diagnosed with dementia. This is a dramatic change from twenty years ago, when most cases of early-onset dementia were diagnosed in people in their late 60s. The study found that modern environmental factors played […]

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Active Minds Are Shortlisted for the ‘Challenge Dementia Prize’

  We are absolutely delighted to announce that Active Minds has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Challenge Dementia Prize. The prize, run by Essex County Council, aims to find ambitious and innovative products, technologies and services, which enable people living with dementia to remain connected to the people and places around them. There […]

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What Is Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA)?

Primary Progressive Aphasia is a form of frontotemporal dementia, affecting a person’s ability to understand language, read, write and speak. PPA can be further broken-down into 3 different types. Each of them affects a person’s language skills, but in slightly altered ways. Progressive Nonfluent Aphasia (PNFA) A person with PNFA will be able to understand […]

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Filling Out and Completing a Lasting Power of Attorney

When you start your dementia journey it can be hard to think about the future, but preparing for a time when you may not be able to make decisions yourself is a good idea. You may want to talk to your family and loved ones about taking control over your finances and health decisions.  This […]

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What Brain Scans Will I Receive During a Dementia Test?

If you are concerned that you or a loved one are starting to show signs of dementia, then the first port of call is a visit to the GP. After the initial assessments, such as blood tests, are carried out and other causes for the symptoms are ruled out, you will be offered a brain […]

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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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