Hello, Happy Newish Year!

The first month of the year is almost over and many of us may have already pushed our new year resolutions to the back of our minds as we once again get busy with our regular life.

That's ok, but the number one thing we need to remember to do this year is look after ourselves.

Yes I know we haven't got time and everything else gets in the way. But all those very important things we keep putting ahead of ourselves won't get done at all if we fall to pieces.

So here is a very simple checklist - Take inspiration from the domestic cat, they worked this out long ago
  1. Eat, drink and sleep well - aim for healthy and nourishing food & drink and at least 7 hours of sleep.
  2. Take breaks, regularly throughout the day - these can be very short if they need to be. Stretch, hydrate and smile.
  3. Find time, just for ourselves, every day - go for a walk, get lost in a good book, play a sport or join a club.
  4. Ask for help so we’re not doing everything alone - this is a really important one. Think about it, can we achieve the other three goals above without this one? If we can, then we are off the hook - if not, then this is priority number one.
As I said, this is a really simple checklist. And of course managing to achieve all of these goals every single day is asking a lot. I'm still working on it.

But, if achieving these four things seems like a total impossibility to us then we really need to find a way to start doing these four things. Now is the time to plan how we can organise our lives so we are taking better care of ourselves.
All the best,

p.s. Note - we finally have a landline phone 09 600 3251
Didn't receive this newsletter directly from us? - Click here to sign up
Our latest Blog posts...
Help Fill in the Gaps for Someone with Memory Loss

I know a young person, who I'll call Lucy, whose grandmother had a stroke last year. Lucy's grandmother has regained a lot of her mobility and speech but she is struggling with her memory.

Lucy proudly told me when she visits or video chats with her grandmother she always tests her on remembering her name and those of other family members...

Read Blog Post
Watching for Dehydration in the Vulnerable Elderly
It’s been hot and sticky, hard to sleep and after moaning through the winter, here we are again complaining about the weather hah!

It’s not surprising if some of us get a little irritable. Not remembering to keep up our fluid intake is only going to compound this.

Drying out...
The elderly are very prone to dehydration and those with...

Read Blog Post
If you have anything you'd like to contribute
to our newsletter, website or blog contact us


The great thing about this game is it can be played strategically or very simply. So this is a good game for kids to play with grandparents, groups of people any age to play together and also very adaptable for those living with dementia or brain injury.

Keep Reading

Gift and Activity Ideas

Sometimes it can be hard for friends and family to think of gifts to buy for someone living with dementia or brain injury.

Contact us if you would like us to send you some of our brochures to share with others, or click here for a PDF to print yourself.
If you are working in a care home you may have a noticeboard for the public.

Download an A4 poster to print HERE. This prints well in colour or black and white.
Phone: 09 600 3251
Mobile: 022 480 3022

Return to Mindjig Website