Be aware of older people’s mental wellbeing as lockdown eases

We are urging the people of Wales to continue checking in on their elderly loved ones and particularly those with dementia as lockdown restrictions ease. A recent survey by the Alzheimer’s Society of around 2,000 people with dementia found that 45% of respondents said lockdown had a negative impact on their mental health. The Coronavirus […]

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 […]

Encouraging the sports sector to become more dementia-friendly

Back in December (2018) the Alzheimer’s Society launched a dementia-friendly finance guide for businesses to help them better support people with dementia to manage their finances. It aimed to help financial organisations to understand the needs of people with dementia better and provide them with a better level of customer service. We’re keen for the […]

New Fidget Widget toolkit launched for people with dementia

People with dementia can often experience fidgeting behaviour and feel the need to be occupied, engaged and included in activities. We often encourage our service users to take part in activities to keep the mind active, such as puzzles, drawing/colouring and crafting as it can help them feel calmer and more relaxed. The Alzheimer’s Society […]

New developments in dementia research in 2018

The Alzheimer’s Society has been committed to supporting dementia research for almost 40 years and it saw great strides towards new treatments and research during 2018. It claims that more people than ever are taking part in vital dementia research thanks to its Join Dementia Research programme, which matches people interested in taking part in […]

We’re backing Alzheimer’s Society’s dementia-friendly finance guide

We are supporting the Alzheimer’s Society’s new dementia-friendly finance guide for businesses and applauded the organisation for its forward-thinking. The Alzheimer’s Society, with founder, Martin Lewis, has launched a dementia-friendly finance and insurance guide to help businesses support people with dementia to manage their finances. We believe it is incredibly important that businesses educate […]

Alzheimer’s Society launches dementia-friendly finance guide for businesses

We recently blogged about the rise in dementia-friendly banks and we believe it is incredibly important that businesses educate themselves on how they can support people with dementia when they are using their services. A survey by the Alzheimer’s Society in 2013 found that 76% of people with dementia had difficulty using banks and 66% […]

Become a dementia friend

In the past we have blogged about how you can make a home more dementia-friendly, how you can transform a garden into being dementia-friendly and what shops and banks are out there that can help and advise anyone with dementia, but now it’s time you became more dementia-friendly too. We are big supporters of the […]