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 […]

Music for Dementia launches playlist guides

Earlier this year, we brought you the news that Music for Dementia had launched a musical map of community-based, dementia-friendly music offerings across the country. Now it has launched a new initiative to highlight the positive impact music can have for people with dementia in the form of guides on creating a personalised playlist. According […]

Games to play with people with dementia

You might believe that playing games isn’t an option for a person with dementia. However, if chosen carefully, there are lots of games out there that they can still enjoy. Playing these games gives your loved one an opportunity to concentrate. It also allows you to focus on them and give them your time. They […]

How to keep New Year celebrations dementia-friendly

Much like Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve can be a particularly stressful time for someone with dementia. If you’re having a family get together, it’s important to consider everyone in attendance and especially any loved ones with the condition. Having lots of people in one house can be noisy, especially if there’s music playing too. […]

Caring for someone with dementia at Christmas

Christmas is a time for celebrations and seeing friends and family. However, if you’re caring for a person with dementia during the festive period, it can be a challenging time of year for both of you and it’s important to ask for help if you need it. We’ve put together some of our top tips […]

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 […]