Help the elderly on World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day (November 13) is a nationally recognised day for the celebration of kindness in society and day to day life. Individual acts of kindness are encouraged on this day. We know the people of Wales are extremely kind and caring, so if you want to make a difference to an elderly person’s life […]

UK’s first dementia-friendly ambulances launch

Travelling to hospital in an ambulance can be a worrying time for anyone, but it can be extra stressful and confusing for a person with dementia. We’re thrilled to hear that the University of Northampton’s Dementia Centre has teamed up with the East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) and updated four emergency vehicles to help patients […]

Can you help walk dogs for the elderly in Wales?

Volunteers for The Cinnamon Trust walk dogs for the elderly or people who have problems with mobility. This ensures animals get the exercise they need and also allows individuals to keep their pets at home, which can be a great comfort for them. We strongly believe that elderly people should be able to stay in […]

Raise money for dementia on Elf Day

The season of good will is approaching and if you’re looking to do your bit for a dementia charity, why not take part in Elf Day on Friday, December 6? Spread some festive cheer by dressing up in your elf gear and raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society by hosting an elf day at work […]

How to have a dementia-friendly Bonfire night

Each year we encourage our carers to reassure our elderly service users and those with dementia on Bonfire night (November 5) as it can be particularly frightening for them due to the loud noises.  It’s important when planning your Bonfire night celebrations, that you take into consideration any friends, family members or neighbours with dementia, […]

Get on your bike in aid of dementia

If you’re a keen cyclist and are keen to raise funds for a good cause, why not give Alzheimer’s Research UK‘s Cycle Down Dementia virtual event a go? There are three cycling challenges to choose from: choose your own distance (Maverick), ride 300 miles (Pioneer) or ride 1,000 miles (Epic). Ask friends and family to […]

Help the elderly celebrate Halloween safely

You may have read our recent blog about how to keep safe at home if Halloween upsets you or an elderly neighbour or family member. That blog was for anyone who didn’t wish to encourage trick or treaters. However, if you or the elderly or vulnerable person you know does wish to celebrate the seasonal […]

How to stay safe at home on Halloween

Dressing-up to collect treats on Halloween (October 31) can be enjoyable for many people of all ages. However, these activities may not be fun for some elderly neighbours or for those living within your community who are alone or more vulnerable than others. Halloween goes back more than 2,000 years. It first began as a […]

New musical map of dementia launched

Music can be a huge help for people with dementia. No matter what genre, it can soothe, stimulate and trigger forgotten memories for many people. You can read our blog post about its benefits here. We were thrilled when Music for Dementia 2020 launched to promote the benefits of music for those with the condition. […]

Get Gardening – winter container colour

There’s just as much opportunity to get gardening in the winter as there is in the summer. Winter doesn’t need to mean no colour in your garden, as you can still plant up containers and hanging baskets with lots of lovely plants. As part of our #GetGardening series, we’ve popped our handy hints below on […]