Designing a Home for a Person with Dementia

Design a house for dementia sufferers in mind

Design a house for dementia sufferers

Learn how to design a house for dementia sufferers.

Your home is your castle they say. But if you or someone you know suffers from dementia the home could be far from a place of comfort and security.

There are simple changes you can make to a home to make it much more dementia friendly.

New research by the University of Stirling has found that by making a few simple design changes to the home of the person with dementia the individual is able to lead a more independent and fulfilling life. » Read more

Remembering Things is Difficult. Singing is Easier.

Singing for the brain is a great way to stimulate the mind

Singing is a great way to stimulate the mind

Singing for the brain is an initiative set up by the Alzheimer’s Society.

People with dementia and memory loss can struggle to remember things in their life but singing a song seems easy to a lot of people with the condition.

The words to the songs seem to be remembered easily if it is a song they are familiar with. Why this is the case is not fully understood yet.

We take a look at a video produced by NHS Choices

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6 Ways to Help Stop a Person with Dementia from Wandering

Help stop a person with dementia wandering

Help stop a person with dementia wandering

Help stop a person with dementia wandering by following these simple steps.

Diseases such as Alzheimer’s and other forms of degenerative brain diseases that affect a persons memory can leave a person totally unaware of their actions. This can cause real anxiety for the carer if the person goes missing or wanders away from the place of care.

Wandering tends to take place in early to mid stages of dementia because the person has more mobility than a person who is suffering with the later stages of the disease.

We take a look at ways to stop a person with dementia wandering away from a home or place of care.

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What Can I Expect to Find at a Memory Cafe?

dementia cafe or often called memory cafesA dementia café can offer people with memory problems and their carers the chance to socialize and share information on dementia. 

They can be situated anywhere in the UK but are normally at a local day centre or local meeting place with easy access.

Dementia cafes are free to visit.

We take a look at how a memory cafe works and the kind of information you can expect to find.

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What is Respite Care?

Respite care can be given to a carer

Respite care. Carers need a break.

Respite care is any sort of outside help or support a carer receives that enables the person to take a break from the caring responsibility of somebody who needs the care.

If you are caring for somebody either part-time or full-time, you are going to need respite care at some stage. But what is respite care and why do you need it?

We take a look at respite care and how a caregiver might use this service. » Read more

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