Simple Things to Help Body and Soul

At the moment most of us are probably feeling pretty stressed to some extent, which is not good for us or our immune systems. Telling ourselves to "stop it" doesn't really work. I find it very easy to sit and dwell on the things going on around us, a

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They will never forget how you made them feel

For a full time carer, for example a spouse of someone living with dementia, it can be an extremely lonely road. Recently I heard of someone who is at home, caring for a spouse, who is finding it more and more of a struggle to have any social in

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Dementia, Thinking About Christmas

For some, this year may be their first Christmas with dementia, or their first Christmas with someone else living with dementia, or maybe just the first time dementia may affect how they celebrate the season. This can be a challenging time for t

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Dementia, Memory Loss, and Time Confusion

Many elderly people and those with memory issues, for example those living with Alzheimer’s disease, tend to have trouble with keeping track of time. I wondered why this is and decided to do a little bit of research on it. The answers I found varied

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Getting Up Off The Sofa

Keeping our brains and bodies sharp can become harder as we age. Health and mobility issues can make keeping ourselves active a real challenge. But we all know how important this is, so looking for fun ways to go about it is a good idea. As we age, t

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Dementia Friendly?

A few weeks ago my husband Jonathan and I were heading to a meeting and found we had half an hour to spare so stopped at a cafe for coffee and tea. It was a sunny day and there were several nice looking cafes with seating outside facing the sea. We t

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5 Reasons Why Jigsaw Puzzles are Brilliant for Dementia

Jigsaw Puzzles are fun, but they are also good for you. Research has shown jigsaw puzzles are not just good for people with healthy brains, but there are also lots of benefits for those who have already received a dementia diagnosis.Here are 5 reason

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Listening to People Living with Dementia

Surely the best way to find out more about what people diagnosed with dementia need and feel is to listen to them, and to those who care for them. The great thing these days is there are a lot of ways to do this, aside from sitting down and talking t

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