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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5 Reasons Why Jigsaw Puzzles are Brilliant for Brains

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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Dementia: Encouraging Individual Choices

For a person living with dementia having the ability to make good decisions and to choose clearly what they want can become challenging. It can also become difficult to communicate to others what they need or feel. This can result in feelings of ange

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How Reminiscing is Beneficial to those Living with Dementia

Reminisce is a strange word. It is not a word I had used a lot in my life, possibly ever, before I started working on resources for people with dementia. My husband, Jonathan, will come home from the dementia home he works in and a lot of what he has

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Why Poetry Works For People Living with Dementia

Poetry is an excellent way of connecting people, and it has shown itself to be a powerful approach to reconnecting with people who are having difficulty communicating.Poetry is an invaluable creative outlet for everyone involved, whether you are th

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