How to make fidget toys for people living with dementia

Our friends at Dyserth WI already make twiddle blankets. Maybe we could have a chat about fidget toys when we give a talk to them on Friday 11th January. Fiona Crouch shares a knitting pattern for her ‘Snuggle Bear’ fidget toy, designed to reduce anxiety for people with dementia who are feeling restless. Source: How to […]

Fairy Lights analogy

Further to our recent Bookcase analogy post. Have you ever come across the Fairy Lights video? The Dementia Friends Fairy Lights analogy video is a non-scientific explanation to help anyone understand how memories are stored and how they might be affected by dementia. This is a explanation to help understand a) how memories are stored […]

Bookcase analogy

Have you ever come across the Bookcase Analogy video? The Dementia Friends bookcase analogy video is a non-scientific explanation to help anyone understand how memories are stored and how they might be affected by dementia. This is a explanation to help understand a) how memories are stored in the brain b) how these memories/feelings can […]

How to support somebody with dementia at Christmas | Alzheimer’s Society

Christmas means many things to many people—typically a time for food, family and festivities. But for people affected by dementia it can be more difficult. Source: How to support somebody with dementia at Christmas | Alzheimer’s Society

Do Alzeimers and Vascular dementia progress in different ways

I understand each case is different but are some things common to Alzeimers and not to Dementia. Do they progress at the same rate? Source: Do Alzeimers and Vascular dementia progress in different ways

Tackling loneliness in people living with dementia | Alzheimer’s Society

We discuss Government’s loneliness strategy and how Alzheimer’s Society supports people affected by dementia at risk of social isolation, including carers. Source: Tackling loneliness in people living with dementia | Alzheimer’s Society

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