Category Archives for "Treatments and Therapies"

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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Alpacas bring happiness to dementia patients in Carlisle

Alpaca duo, Twinkle and Dude, have taken time out from the farm this week to visit patients with dementia at the Ruskin Unit in Carlisle. Twinkle and Dude visited the unit to provide animal therapy, an alternative to medicine which can improve a patient’s social and emotional wellbeing. Patients spent time with the alpacas, stroking them […]

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Dementia charity launches new music app to help people produce their own ‘Playlist for Life’

Dementia charity ‘Playlist for Life’ have launched a new music app to help make it easier for families and professionals to bring the benefits of music to anyone living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.Scottish based ‘Playlist for Life’ was set up by writer and broadcaster Sally Magnusson in 2013 to spread awareness of […]

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Exciting opportunity for people living with dementia in Anglesey

Book of You, a Welsh social enterprise that helps people with dementia share their special life moments with family, friends and carers has secured funding to offer training and support to 10 families in Anglesey completely free of charge.Based on the proven principles of reminiscence therapy, Book of You provides an engaging, fun and easy to […]

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