New documentary banishes dementia myths

Did you catch the new documentary ‘The Restaurant that Makes Mistakes’ on Channel 4 recently that aims to banish the myths surrounding dementia? The new programme follows a group of volunteers, with different forms of early onset dementia, as they’re trained to run their own restaurant. The majority of the people taking part have left […]

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 […]

Father’s Day gifts for dads with dementia

Father’s Day takes place on Sunday, June 16 this year (2019) and we appreciate it can sometimes be tricky to know what gift to give your dad to show him how much he means to you. It can be especially difficult if your dad has a condition such as dementia. To help you out, we’ve […]

Top tips on managing money for people with dementia

A new study has revealed that having trouble managing money could be an early sign of dementia. Research published in The Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease says that confusion over cash and coins could be linked to the level of protein deposits built up in the brain. The research was carried out on 243 […]

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 […]

The benefits of Lego for people with dementia

Everyone is familiar with Lego, those small colourful building blocks that bring endless hours of fun to children all over the globe, but did you know they’re not just for children, but can also be beneficial to adults too? Especially those with dementia. We have previously blogged about the benefits of card games, dominoes and […]

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 […]

Herbs to help people with dementia

As we all know dementia is currently incurable, but there’s lots we can do to keep ourselves healthy and improve memory and cognitive function. You may not know it but herbs that we come across every day can hold many health benefits: Turmeric This herb has anti-inflammatory properties, which is great for sore and stiff […]

The benefits of gardening for people with dementia

We have many service users with dementia and helping them to maintain their physical activity, cognitive function and social interaction is extremely important to enable them to lead as normal a life as possible, so we are regularly researching different activities they can do. One activity that has a huge benefit for people with dementia […]

Make room for mushrooms in your diet to help halt brain decline

According to new research eating two or more portions of mushrooms per week could halve your risk of bran decline in old age. The study, which was recently published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease found that older people who eat 300g or more of cooked mushrooms have a reduced risk of mild cognitive impairment […]