​Calming Someone with Dementia

When someone with dementia becomes anxious, upset or angry it is important how you approach them. It can be difficult to know how to help especially if they are unable to express themselves well. It's good to have some ideas already in mind so y

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Dementia, Stigma and Language

There is a stigma around Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. Unfortunately this not only leads to negative effects on someone diagnosed with it, but also to those around them, and the actual level of help, support and social connection they all

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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 our first 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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