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Celebrating Valentine’s Day with someone with dementia

Valentine’s Day is on Friday, February 14. While we are advocates of showing your love all year round, it is always nice to dedicate another day to our loved ones, to show how much we appreciate them. If you have a spouse or partner with dementia, celebrating Valentine’s Day can be difficult. They might not […]

Driving with a dementia diagnosis

Having a dementia diagnosis doesn’t necessarily mean you have to give up driving right away. If you, or a loved one, want to continue driving, you need to inform the DVLA once the diagnosis has been made. The DVLA will request information from a consultant or GP and its medical advisors will decide on whether […]

Alzheimer’s Society launches Dementia Superheroes scheme

It can be very difficult for a person to receive a diagnosis of dementia and it can be equally as upsetting and confusing for their family too. It is hard enough for adults to understand the diagnosis, but it’s even more tricky and upsetting if you have to explain to a child that their loved-one […]

Tips for taking someone with dementia out on a day trip

It’s extremely important that people with dementia are able to go about their normal lives as much as possible, even if that means having a carer or family member or friend in tow to support them. We encourage our service users to remain as active as possible and many of them enjoy going out for […]

Top tips for helping a person with dementia get dressed

The way we dress is an extension of our personality and buying clothes and choosing what to wear on a certain day is a very personal thing to many of us. It’s also one way a person with dementia can retain a bit of their independence, but as the condition progresses, they may need more […]

Tips on communicating with someone with dementia

We are offering free advice on how to communicate with someone with dementia, as part of Dementia Action Week, which takes place from May 20 until 26, to help you better understand what a loved-one with the condition might be trying to convey. Not being able to communicate their feelings completely can leave a person […]

Top tips on teeth brushing for people with dementia

People with dementia can often overlook oral hygiene, they might simply forget to brush their teeth or forget why it is important to take care of their teeth and mouth.   Older adults are at an increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease, so it’s important to make sure they keep up their brushing […]

Food shopping with someone with dementia

According to the Alzheimer’s Society, 80% of people with dementia said shopping was one of their favourite activities, but 63% found it increasingly difficult and didn’t think shops were doing enough to help those with the condition. For someone with dementia, food shopping can be particularly daunting thanks to the lights, noise and the amount […]

Tips for taking someone with dementia out for a meal

We’re big advocates of people with dementia being able to go about their normal lives, which is why it’s important to still take trips out and celebrate special occasions. Visiting a busy place such as a restaurant can be disconcerting for your loved-one if they have dementia, thanks to the noise and lots of people […]

Helping a person with dementia de-clutter their home

Spring is fast approaching and you’re no doubt beginning to get the urge to have a bit of a spring clean of your home. As well as your own, it’s also a good idea to have a declutter of a loved-one that might be suffering with dementia’s home too, as due to the disease many […]