5 Tips for Connecting to Someone with Dementia

Instantly knowing how to communicate with a person living with dementia isn’t easy but it’s a skill we can learn. Improving your communication skills will help make caregiving less stressful and will likely improve the quality of your relationship with your loved one....
Therapy, stimulation and hobbies offered at Livewell

Therapy, stimulation and hobbies offered at Livewell

It’s important to know that behaviour issues, depression, anxiety and many other symptoms associated with dementia can be alleviated when your loved one takes part in a balanced programme filled with enjoyable activities. With this in mind, Livewell runs a daily...
Dementia and Down Syndrome

Dementia and Down Syndrome

Down syndrome is a genetic disorder (the chromosome abnormality is acquired at the time of conception) in which a person has extra genes because of extra chromosome 21 material. The syndrome causes delays and limitations in physical and intellectual development. The...
Sharing the journey

Sharing the journey

For many of our families, the decision to send their parents to a care facility is always a tough and emotional one to make. Once their loved one is placed in our care however, families are always left feeling positive and reassured. “I believe that it would be better...
Explaining dementia to children

Explaining dementia to children

Finding out that someone close to you has dementia, and then coping with it from day to day, can be distressing for everyone involved. It can be particularly challenging explaining things to children and young people.  It is natural to want to protect children from...