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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Carers: Saving Time for the “Important Things”

I was watching an ad on TV for some cooking implement the other day and heard this statement, “Save time so you can spend it on the important things”. I wondered to myself, what do they think the important things are? Surely eating is important. And

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If I Had Dementia, I Would Want You to Know...

A while ago Jonathan and I wrote about the fear of dementia. One of the big fears about getting dementia is the fact you could lose your voice and be reliant on others to interpret and meet your needs. I thought I would write some of the things I wou

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Dementia & The Magic of Words

"What I Speak is What I Create"“Abracadabra” is a very old word and there is some debate about where it came from. A widely accepted view is it is from the ancient Aramaic language and means “What I speak is what I create”. I’ll let the debate go on

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Capturing our History and all the Extra Little Bits

These days there is a lot of historical information available to us and we are fortunate to have it presented in interesting ways. Boring wordy old history books have been replaced by colourful and interactive books, there are movies, documentaries,

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