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Gardening is something that can bring great comfort and pleasure to people of all ages and abilities, and people living with dementia are no exception. Whether they were keen gardeners or not before diagnosis, connecting with the outdoors offers activities which can distract, engage, add to routines and be a meaningful focus for physical and […]Continue reading
Pets make people happy, which is why so many of us choose to keep a pet at home. But as well as making us smile, the health benefits of engaging with a pet are numerous. Playing with a friendly animal, be it a dog, cat, rabbit, guinea rabbit, or any other friendly four legged friend […]Continue reading
Night time disturbance and sleep problems are very common in people living with dementia, particularly in the later stages as the disease progresses. Dementia causes disruption to a person’s circadian rhythm (body clock) which makes it harder to differentiate between night and day. This can lead to greater confusion if they struggle to distinguish between […]Continue reading
Tips on visiting someone with dementia : Making it easier to engage and communicate It can be daunting knowing how to behave and what to say or do when you’re visiting someone in the later stages of dementia. Fear of doing the wrong thing can make us back off and clam up – but that […]Continue reading
The power of reminiscence therapy to help someone living with dementia As we get older memories from our teens and early twenties tend to remain most prominent in our minds. For people living with dementia this is important because, as short term memories start to fade, reminiscence activities can help take them back to a […]Continue reading