Free advice on having a more dementia-friendly Christmas

Christmas can be a challenging time for people with dementia and their friends and family too. It can affect a person with dementia in lots of ways. Many people with the condition like to have a set routine and the busyness of the festive season often means that routines change, and this can upset someone […]

Helping a person with dementia vote in a General Election

A person with dementia can not be prevented from voting in a General Election. They have the same rights as everyone else. However, they might need support when it comes to voting. This could include help getting to a polling station on the correct day. The Mental Capacity Act, which provides framework for making decisions […]

Knitted cannula sleeves launched for dementia patients

We were thrilled to hear that the UK’s first dementia-friendly ambulances had been launched recently. Now it’s been revealed that knitted dementia cannula sleeves have been issued to the Welsh Ambulance Service for the first time. The sleeves have been handmade by volunteers at Handmade for Dementia. They will be used to help keep patients […]

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, […]

National Trust sites to become dementia-friendly

We’re thrilled at the news that the National Trust is joining forces with the Alzheimer’s Society in order to give its historic and countryside sites dementia-friendly makeovers. Figures revealed that more than 150,000 of its supporters over the age of 65 may be living with the condition. We’re big advocates of everyone getting outside in the […]

Living near busy roads could lead to developing dementia

A recent global study has found a clear link between exposure to air pollution and developing dementia later in life. Researchers found that rates of dementia were more likely when people were exposed to two types of air pollutants over a long period of time, these pollutants are particulate matter (PM2.5) and nitrous oxides (NOx). […]

How you can show support during World Alzheimer’s Month

September is World Alzheimer’s Month. It is an international campaign to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia as two out of three people globally believe there is little or no understanding of dementia in their countries. This year marks the 8th World Alzheimer’s Month and the month also incorporates World Alzheimer’s Day […]

Eating more eggs could reduce dementia risk

New research has recently found that eating more eggs could help reduce the risk of dementia. Having a well-balanced diet is extremely important, whatever age you are. A diet rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids is a must and you should always ensure you are getting a good amount of protein too as it […]

National Library of Wales launches free resources for people with dementia

As part of its ‘Living Memory’ scheme, the National Library of Wales has launched new, free resources to help the stimulate memories of older people and those living with dementia. Volunteers have collaborated with the health and social care sectors in Wales to identify which of the Library’s graphical and audio-visual collections, such as old […]

New puzzles developed to mimic the experience of having dementia

Unless you have a diagnosis of dementia, you can never really understand what it is like to live with the condition on a day-to-day basis. From research and through caring for people with dementia, we know it can be very hard to deal with and often some of the simplest tasks can leave a person […]