Five clever safety devices for those living with dementia

Five clever safety devices for those living with dementia

There are a range of products on the market right now that can help to give carers a little peace of mind when it comes to a loved one’s safety. We all know about grab rails and safety cups, but here are a few more clever devices you may not have heard off.  Our eye...
Mindfulness – the key to reducing dementia risk?

Mindfulness – the key to reducing dementia risk?

Mindfulness and meditation may be the buzzwords of the current generation, but did you know that science has uncovered a possible link between regular mindfulness and a reduced risk of developing dementia in later life?  A recent study by University College London...
Dementia Carers: How to Take Care of Your Own Needs

Dementia Carers: How to Take Care of Your Own Needs

It goes without saying that caring for a loved one who has dementia is an exhausting job,  physically, emotionally and mentally. In many ways it echoes the tricky and often lonely period of time in our lives when we are caring for young children. Often the needs of...
Fancy tea with a pony?

Fancy tea with a pony?

A remarkable project to bring together those living with dementia and horses is being rolled out nationwide after a successful pilot project in the Cotswolds. Tea with a Pony was the idea of Cotswold Riding for the Disabled group, and entailed an afternoon spent at...
Coronavirus and dementia: easing out of lockdown safely

Coronavirus and dementia: easing out of lockdown safely

Now that we are all starting to come out of lockdown and meeting up with loved ones again, it’s important to remember that for those with dementia this is still a difficult and worrying time. Change is always hard and although it can be wonderful to make contact and...
Eight Great Dementia Products That Can Make Life Easier

Eight Great Dementia Products That Can Make Life Easier

A diagnosis of dementia means finding new, adapted and often innovative ways to support everyday living. This can prove even more of a challenge during a pandemic so we have compiled a list of some great products, from low-key to high-tech, that can help make life...