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Telephone calls with someone with dementia

At the moment, you may not be able to see your loved-one with dementia as often as you would usually. There are lots of different ways you can communicate with others during the pandemic, however these might be too complicated for someone with the condition. You may need to stick to an ‘old fashioned’ telephone […]

New radio station for people with dementia

The current pandemic has been tough for everyone, but especially people with dementia and their carers. To brighten people’s moods during these times, Music 4 Dementia, has launched a new, free radio station. It is available 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. There is a ‘mix station’, playing classics from multiple eras. Listeners can also choose from four other […]

Stay vigilant for signs of dementia

We have all been so consumed by the uncertainty of the Coronavirus pandemic, that we may not have noticed signs of dementia in our loved-ones. There are currently 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, according to the Alzheimer’s Society. This is projected to rise to 1.6 million by 2040. More than 209,600 people will […]

Music guide for people with dementia during COVID-19

Music can be a huge help for people with dementia. In breakdown of memory it can be a case of first in, last out with regards music. This is why it can be such a helpful tool in the later stages. No matter the genre, music can sooth, stimulate and bring to mind some long-forgotten […]

Talking to people with dementia about COVID-19

We’re currently living in very uncertain and confusing times following the COVID-19 outbreak. Life for a person with dementia can be very confusing despite the outbreak. You may be wondering how you go about explaining the crisis to someone with the condition. It’s important to take a person-centred approach to discussing the topic. Ask yourself […]

Dementia bookshelf analogy

The Jersey Alzheimer’s Association is expanding people’s knowledge of dementia with its ‘bookshelf model analogy’. We think it is a great analogy to help people to understand the condition more and thought we would share it. The charity asks people to imagine the brain as a bookshelf full of books. It says the books at […]

Girlguiding raising awareness of dementia

According to the Alzheimer’s Society, one in three young people know someone with dementia. The number of people in the UK with a diagnosis is 850,000. It’s a confusing and often scary condition to have. It can also be confusing for friends and family of the person diagnosed. This is why we think it is […]

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 […]

Improve your lifestyle to help reduce risk of dementia

In the spirit of the New Year you might be thinking about what lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your dementia risk and ensure you’re happier and healthier in 2020. This could be anything from changing your diet to getting in more exercise. If you’re in your 40s, 50s, 60s or beyond, it’s changes […]

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 […]