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Museums provide unique stimulation and engagement for people with dementia

Museums hold a unique position in being able to help those living with dementia. Now more and more museums and galleries around the country are rising to the challenge of becoming dementia-friendly, and using their collections to develop innovative schemes to stimulate and engage.Reminiscence is a powerful tool, and museum collections can hold the key […]

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  • 25 September 2015

Middlesbrough Dementia Cafe celebrates a successful first year

Volunteers kicked off celebrations as Middlesbrough’s Dementia Memory Lane Cafe marking a year since it opened.The monthly event began at Middlesbrough Central Library in September last year and now attracts on average 35 people to each session.A dementia café was opened at North Ormesby Hub, and then due to demand a third has begun at […]

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  • 21 September 2015

Not all forms of dementia share the same symptoms of memory loss…

Mention the word “dementia” and people’s first association will almost certainly be “memory loss”. This may be broadly true for Alzheimer’s disease , but it is an association that can be very misleading when it comes to understanding the many, and other, varied causes of dementia.Dementia, in reality, encompasses a great range of symptoms. For many- […]

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  • 18 September 2015
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