Good Company, Fun and Laughter

Playing games together is a great way to spend time. Good company, fun and laughter all help to keep people social, happy and to shake off the stresses of the day. Games stimulate the brain areas that are responsible for memory and cognitive ski

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Why People Love Paint by Numbers

If you are looking for a way to express your creativity through an enjoyable hobby, a paint by numbers canvas may be something to consider. Not only are these great fun, they are fantastic for keeping your brain refreshed and last but not least at th

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​Musical Nostalgia

Isn’t it amazing how an old song can trigger a memory that takes us back to a particular moment in time. Has an old tune recently caught you off guard and brought back a wave of memories, even if it’s something you haven’t heard for many years? Songs

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Sparking Memories

Photo albums and pictures on the wall were a traditional way of keeping memories near. Having images available all the time can really help lift spirits, especially when loved ones are not nearby.Remembering to pull out the old albums can really help

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Communication & Conversations

For most of us life is all about communication and conversations. Whether it is work or leisure, politics or just the weather (or making words rhyme ha ha). But for someone elderly or living with dementia day to day conversations can become difficult

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The World can be a Small Place

Not long before we went into lockdown I posted a blog which has been on my mind ever since. It was about keeping in touch with caregivers and those they care for - 

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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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