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Four Programmes That Will Help You Understand Dementia Better

Being diagnosed with, or having a loved one diagnosed with, dementia can be an incredibly frightening experience filled with questions, uncertainties and concerns about what the future holds for you and your loved ones. Knowledge really is power when it comes to a dementia diagnosis, the more you understand the disease, the more you can […]

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Active Minds And Brighterkind Care Home Collaboration

Active Minds are passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of people with dementia and those taking care of them. So, it is always lovely to hear residents and carers feedback on their experiences with our products. We were delighted to partner with Brighterkind to help distribute care home kits across the UK. […]

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Things to Remember If You Love Someone With Dementia

Finding out your loved one has been diagnosed with dementia is a difficult experience; coming to terms with the changes in your loved one, both regarding their loss of independence and the change in their personality, as well as dealing with the impact the diagnosis can have on you and your family. However, it is […]

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What Causes The Symptoms Of Dementia?

Despite the rise in dementia diagnoses in recent years, understanding the disease, its causes and affects on the brain, are still in its relative infancy. This is not due to lack of compassion, research is ongoing and in-depth,  but the brain is a complex organ and understanding how it works, and more importantly, how dementia […]

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How Singing Can Help People With Dementia

The belief that music-related activities can be beneficial for people living with dementia has gained popularity in recent years. Research shows that pastimes such as dancing and music groups, can not only provide an essential social environment but also help relax an individual living with dementia, as well as evoke memories and trigger conversation. The […]

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5 Things to Think About When Picking a Care Home for Someone Living with Dementia

  With the number of people diagnosed with dementia estimated to rise to over 1 million by 2025, the demand for dementia focused care homes will only increase. In fact, it is currently estimated that 70% of people in care homes have dementia or severe memory problems. But, with demand high, and spaces at a […]

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Active Minds Book Club: Our Top Picks of the Best Books to Help You Understand Dementia

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, then spending some time understanding the disease, the symptoms and potential treatments is advisable. It will help you, your friends and family feel as prepared as possible. There are a great deal of resources on offer to help you understand dementia, such as charities, […]

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How Dementia Differs From Normal Ageing

As we get older, our memory often worsens, it is, unfortunately, a natural part of the aging process. In fact, for people over the age of 65, almost 40% of them will experience some form of memory loss, known as ‘age-associated memory impairment’. However, how do we know when ‘normal’ memory loss becomes a problem? […]

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5 Summer-Themed Dementia Activities to Enjoy This Season

The summer is well and truly here, but it wouldn’t be a traditional British summer without a scattering of showers throughout the warmer months. However, don’t let the rain clouds ruin your summer fun. Our summer-themed dementia activities are perfect to not only help keep the sun shining but also to spark memories and elicit […]

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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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