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We’re encouraging more businesses to employ people with dementia

We’re encouraging businesses to consider employing people with early onset dementia or keep on those who may have received a diagnosis. With some reasonable adjustments, it’s still possible for people with the condition to continue working and they shouldn’t have to give up work immediately if they are not ready. According to the Alzheimer’s Society, […]

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 […]

How smart meters could help people with dementia

In a bid to reduce falls, accidents and potential hospital admissions, preliminary research has started into smart meter technology and how it can help monitor people with dementia at home. Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust and Liverpool John Moores University are monitoring 50 patients and looking at their daily routines via the smart meters. Traditionally […]

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 elder care robot created could help people with dementia live independently

Last year (2018) we blogged about Pepper the robot, created by third year robotics and science students at Middlesex University, and how she spoke in Parliament about how she and other robots can care for the nation’s elderly populations in care homes and at home. Now, scientists at Washington State University (WSU) have created a […]

Could assistance dogs help with dementia care?

We believe that animals can play a big role in their owner’s health and quality of life as they get older, as it is said they can help to reduce stress, lower blood pressure and are great for increasing social and physical activity. This is why we are big advocates of people who need care […]

How Halloween can affect someone with dementia

Halloween is a celebration that takes place across the world on October 31, which is the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. It’s the beginning of a three-day observance of Allhallowtide, the time of year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints, martyrs and the faithful departed. It is believed that […]

The benefits of doll therapy for people with dementia

We have previously blogged about the benefits of sensory pets for people with dementia, but another similar method that’s proven popular and beneficial for people with dementia is doll therapy. Studies have found that introducing a doll to people with dementia increases positive behaviour and decreases aggression. Features of a therapy doll include moving eyes, […]

How to deal with a person with dementia who wanders off

If you’re caring for a person with dementia you may have experienced them wandering off at some point, which can be very worrying, especially if you’re out of the house. One in six people with dementia will wander and there are many reasons for them to do so. They might feel disorientated or frightened if […]

How scents can help people with dementia

We have previously blogged about the importance of photos and music and how these can help a person with dementia recapture lost memories. Research has shown that scents can also play a crucial role in triggering forgotten memories, even more so than pictures or music can. Our sense of smell is rooted in the same […]