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5 Common Causes of Agitation for Someone Living with Dementia

Dementia can take its toll both mentally and physically on the individual and their caregiver as daily tasks become more of a struggle. Someone living with dementia may become easily agitated as they deal with a variety of changes along their dementia journey. As a family member or caregiver you might not know how you […]

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How Do You Know Your Loved One Is Ready for a Dementia Care Home?

Making the decision to move your loved one into a care home can be a difficult and emotional choice, and one that many people struggle with. Feelings of guilt are common, however, whilst these emotions are completely normal, you must remember that you are not letting your loved one down and far from it. The […]

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Download our Free Spring Themed Activity Guide

Spring is coming and we have a fantastic range of activities ready for you to help you embrace the new season. This time we also introduce the activity levels by Jackie Pool which will help you choose exactly the right activity for your needs. Download our Free Spring Activity Guide Here

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Sensory Stimulation Activities for Those Living with Dementia

Sensory stimulating activities have become increasingly popular for those living with dementia. Focusing on the five senses: sight; smell; taste, touch and hearing; sensory stimulation exercises the parts of the brain responsible for thinking, concentration and memory. For people with dementia, these are often the parts of the brain most affected, so exercising them can […]

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How Does Dementia Affect Appetite?

For people with living with dementia, especially those later in their dementia journey, you may begin to find that their appetite can decrease. A reduced diet can lead to many health issues, including weight loss, a poor immune system and increased risk of falling, all of which can lead to a reduced capacity for independent […]

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Why Are Reminiscence Activities Important

Reminiscing is not only a fantastic way to get to know your loved one as they tell stories about their past, but is also highly beneficial for the person living with dementia. Here we will explore the many benefits of taking part in reminiscence activities but also some engaging ones you could take part in […]

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Dementia And Managing Finances

If you or somebody you care about has been diagnosed with dementia, managing finances is rarely the first thing that comes to mind. However, planning ahead for how you and your family will deal with the logistics can be great help later in the dementia journey. Conversations about dementia and finances may be uncomfortable so […]

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Art Therapy Dementia Activities

Art therapy can have a multitude of benefits for someone living with dementia as it helps build relationships, lessen anxiety and create a sense of achievement. Expressing emotions and feelings through art can help your loved one communicate in new ways should they find verbal communications difficult. Leisure and social activities are vital for a […]

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Home Safety Tips for People Living With Dementia

When living with dementia, everyday activities around the house may become more challenging, and it is important that steps are taken to ensure a safe environment where risks are minimised. Physical challenges and cognitive difficulties can lead to confusion and sometimes injury. By making small changes around your loved ones home, you can help to […]

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Introducing the Fidget Widget

Fidgeting and restlessness are common behaviours seen in people living with dementia and are often misunderstood. For a long time, it has been associated with agitation and can be seen in a negative light as a form of ‘disruptive behaviour’. Judith Bower, internal trainer and Dementia Adviser for Alzheimer’s Society in Central and West Lancashire […]

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