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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All Our Adult Brains Need to Keep Active and Engaged

Most parents are very aware of the importance of keeping their child's mind stimulated so it will grow and develop. What scientists are discovering more and more is that our adult brains also need stimulation to keep the connections we develo

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Music and Songs for People Living with Dementia

Research suggests that listening to music or singing songs can provide benefits for our brains. And for people living with dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease, or those with a brain injury, musical memories and abilities

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