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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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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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: 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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