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Why Might a Person Become Incontinent

As we get older, many of us may start to experience a variety of symptoms associated with older age, with one of the most common (and often least discussed) symptoms being incontinence. In fact, incontinence is so common the NHS estimates that around 3 to 6 million people in the UK have some degree of […]

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What Is a Memory Café?

If you or a loved one has been recently diagnosed with dementia, then you may have started to become aware of the term ‘Memory Café’ but are unsure what one of these actually entails? Generally held on either a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis, memory cafes have become increasingly popular in recent years as they […]

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Preparing for The End of Life

Whilst most of us don’t want to think about death, of ourselves or a family member, as your loved one nears the end of their dementia journey it can be a good idea to prepare yourself by understanding what to expect during the final stages of their life. This can provide some comfort for what […]

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18 Ideas for Group Activities in Your Care Home

Group activities are a fantastic way for people with dementia to socialise with each other, giving them an opportunity to talk, reminisce and share experiences, which will have a huge impact on their emotional wellbeing. Here are some ideas: 1. Sing Along Create a playlist of your residents’ favourite songs and encourage them to sing […]

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What Is Vascular Dementia?

Dementia is an umbrella term for a series of diseases that affects a person’s mental abilities due to gradual changes and damages to the brain. One of the most common forms of dementia is vascular dementia, responsible for 17% of cases, and is caused by reduced blood flow to the brain. But what actually is […]

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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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