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Colour their world

Sight is arguably our most developed ‘sense’ which makes us very visual creatures. Our ability to distinguish between different hues, tones and saturation was once necessary for our survival, now-days we use colour for anything from visual pleasure, to express ourselves and to even try an alter our mood. It …

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World Alzheimer’s Day

Today (21st September) marks the 6th global World Alzheimer’s Day. This year’s theme of ‘Remember me’ highlights the importance of early detection and diagnosis of dementia. 2 out of every 3 people globally believe there is little or no understanding of dementia in their countries. The impact of World Alzheimer’s …

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Winter activities for those with dementia

When winter arrives, it can be easy to fall into the habit of staying indoors and lounging about. However, for those with dementia, staying active both mentally and physically is crucial for slowing down the development of dementia and remaining positive and stimulated. Below are our top tips for keep …

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6 ways to improve your communication with people who have dementia

Relationships are a fundamental aspect of everyone’s lives, and are especially significant for people who are suffering from dementia. Caring and communicating for a loved one who has dementia can be difficult and poses many challenges – but it’s worth making the effort to stay engaged and keep communicating. An …

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Technology meets animal therapy

Animals have a positive effect on us (which is probably why we enjoy watching cat videos so much). Turns out that apart from giving us the giggles or the warm and fuzzies having a pet may improve your overall physical and mental health. According to the US’s National Centre for …

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Tracking movements

For many, having a GPS tracker tracking your every movements would feel like a loss of independence and a major invasion of privacy. I mean, it could mean that people could find out you were doing something you shouldn’t have, like going through the drive through instead of going to …

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Forging connections with people living with dementia

Anyone caring for someone with dementia will know the art of conversation can become a labour of love. Loss of connection, feelings of isolation and communication issues are some of the most difficult challenges when caring for people living with dementia. Innovations in assistive technological have helped improve the lives …

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Alzheimers Month – Make it purple NZ

September is World Alzheimers Month, a time to raise awareness and remember those who are living with dementia and their families. Around 60,000 New Zealanders have dementia, and this number is expected to triple to over 154,000 by 2050. Alzheimers NZ is standing up for a dementia-friendly New Zealand, where …

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