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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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World Alzheimer’s Month – Remember Me

This month is World Alzheimer’s Month.  World Alzheimer’s Month was launched in September 2012 and World Alzheimer’s Day is recognised on the 21st September each year. This is an international campaign to raise awareness and challenge the stigma and misinformation often associated with Alzheimer’s.  It is also a time to …

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Making homes dementia friendly

A home should be a safe haven for everyone, where they can feel secure and independent. This becomes more important as people age, and especially for those with dementia. For people with dementia, it is crucial that their home is comfortable and easy to navigate – however this may require …

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