Category Archives for "Living well in your home"

Dementia assistance dogs – helping with the future of dementia care

Dementia assistance dogs could alter the way that care is provided to dementia patients as it becomes a growing issue in the UK, along with the pressures put on care homes.Dementia Dog Kaspa who took part in the first dementia dog trials in Scotland in 2013Dementia dogs joining the ranks of assistance dogsThere is plenty […]

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BBC launches music website to help those living with dementia

The BBC has launched a new music website to help people living with dementia “reconnect with the music they have loved” and trigger happy memories. Research has highlighted the health benefits that music can play in helping people reminisce. Memories tend to be strongest from people’s teens and early twenties and reconnecting with music they associate […]

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New Lewy Body Dementia telephone support helpline

The Lewy Body Society have teamed up with Dementia UK, the charity which runs the dementia specialist Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline, to provide a telephone helpline offering expert advice and information on Lewy Body Dementia.​Lewy body dementia is the second most common form of age-related neurodegenerative dementia. It is thought that around 130,000 people in […]

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Making your home dementia-friendly : Tips for supporting a loved one with dementia

By Rachel ColemanPublished 28/02/18Dementia affects around 850,000 people in the UK. For the families who support them, it can sometimes be hard to know the best way to help. It’s only natural that you’ll want to help your family member or friend, but knowing where to start can be difficult.Making some simple additions or changes […]

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