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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  • 8 October 2018

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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  • 19 September 2018

Dementia Friendly Wrexham launch new pilot art sessions

Starting in September, Dementia Friendly Wrexham are running an Inclusive Arts programme for those living with dementia and their carers.The arts project is the result of a generous donation from the Rayfield family following the great success of an art sale which took place in April, where each piece of art was wonderfully created by […]

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  • 3 August 2018