20-26th October: National Parent’s Week

Written by Active Minds on Thursday the 22nd of October 2015.


They say that being a parent is the hardest but most rewarding job in the world. On the 20-26th October thousands of people across the UK will be celebrating National Parent’s Week, a day to celebrate everything our parents have done for us and reflect on the importance of family in our lives. If you have a parent living with dementia, National Parent’s Week is a great opportunity to share fond memories of your childhood with them and spend some quality time as a family. Here are just a few ideas on how you can make this week special for your loved ones.

A surprise visit

Not everyone loves surprises but if you have a loved one being cared for in a home, a pop-in visit and cup of tea on your way home from work could really brighten up their day. Even a phone call on your lunch break could make all the difference on a bad day.

Take a puzzle round for tea

Puzzles are a great way to stimulate the mind for both you and your parents. We have an amazing range of award-winning puzzles available; why not create your own personalised puzzle with a photograph of the whole family?

Share memories with your family

How much do your children know about their grandparents? Too often the amazing stories of our families get lost along generations. This week, why not spend some time finding out more about your parents past and share those stories with your children. Whether it’s what they did during the war, where they worked, or how they fell in love, our parents and grandparents lived through some incredible moments in history. If your parents aren’t able to tell you, why not call other relatives and ask? You never know what you might discover.