Can pets help people with dementia?

Can pets help people with dementia?

The UK is a nation of animal lovers. In fact, according to the PDSA, over 50% of adults own a pet, with cats and dogs the most popular choices by far. As most pet owners will tell you, animals can bring a huge amount of joy into the home. Helping to relieve stress and...
Allison’s Gambit Book Review

Allison’s Gambit Book Review

ALLISON’S GAMBIT  By  C.A Price Allison’s Gambit by American author and Doctor, Chris Price presents a really interesting perspective on Alzheimer’s and one daughter’s reaction to caring for her mother.  Allison has lost both her mother and father to different...
Herbert Protocol Now Nationwide

Herbert Protocol Now Nationwide

An initiative which began in Norfolk almost a decade ago, has now been rolled out nationwide and implemented by all regional police departments. The Herbert Protocol began when a veteran of the Normandy Landings, George Herbert, who had dementia, went missing and died...
Christmas – time of joy or worry?

Christmas – time of joy or worry?

Supporting a loved one with dementia through the festive season can be a challenging time. The festive season always brings with it the pressure to create a ‘perfect’ environment, whatever kind of family arrangements we have, but for families affected by dementia the...
Get an MSc in Dementia

Get an MSc in Dementia

Get an MSc in Dementia -Train online to understand more about the condition With around 14 per cent of the British population expected to develop dementia in their lifetimes, and with the number of people living with dementia across the word expected to double in the...
Keeping Active As The Weather Turns

Keeping Active As The Weather Turns

Keeping those living with dementia adequately active is always a challenge, but doing so in the colder months provides an extra layer of difficulty. Here are five activities to try to keep your loved one from feeling bored or isolated. Seated Yoga Yoga is an...
Christmas Markets For All

Christmas Markets For All

Nothing gets us in to the festive spirit more than a bustling Christmas Market. The smell of mulled wine and roasted chestnuts and seeing all the beautiful lights is now one of the many signs that Christmas is very nearly here! This year they are back with a bang,...
Dementia Friendly Pantomimes

Dementia Friendly Pantomimes

Hip Hip hooray! This year the pantomimes are back with a bang, filling theatres around the country with fun and laughter once more as we wave a very welcome goodbye to all the restrictions and closures of last year. Many of the theatres are showing their postponed...
Top Christmas Gifts for Loved Ones Living with Dementia

Top Christmas Gifts for Loved Ones Living with Dementia

This year, the Christmas season will have more significance than ever before.  Even though we only missed out on one festive period, it feels like a lot longer than two years since we were all safely able to be together for Christmas. All being well, this year should...
Indoor Activities for the Winter

Indoor Activities for the Winter

Autumn has had a very gentle start with such warm and sunny weather, but as the leaves fall from the trees and the temperatures gradually drop, the days will inevitably get shorter and the nights longer. Here at the Dementia Network, we’ve been trying to think up ways...