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...
Recognizing early dementia signs

Recognizing early dementia signs

The early signs of dementia are very subtle and vague and may not be immediately obvious. Early symptoms can vary from individual to individual and whilst one thinks that only memory loss is associated with dementia it is important to know what the other signs are...
Common eating challenges associated with dementia

Common eating challenges associated with dementia

A person with dementia may find eating difficult. Loss of appetite, loss of memory and problems with judgement can cause difficulties with food, eating and nutrition. Your loved one may forget how to chew and swallow, or may be distracted by their environment. Many...
Games to play for people living with dementia

Games to play for people living with dementia

Playing games in long term dementia care facilities offers residents much more than just entertainment. The impact that playing games has on the health and well-being of individuals has been well documented. Playing games provides an important source of relaxation,...
Helping your loved one reminisce

Helping your loved one reminisce

Reminiscing is an important activity for everyone. We all cherish our happy memories and enjoy talking about them. It is particularly important for those living with dementia to conduct reminiscing sessions from time to time. The process of reminiscing allows your...