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What are the emotional needs of someone with dementia?As dementia affects the brain, your loved one with the condition can go through changes in their behaviour and emotional needs. Meeting these emotional needs might not be as simple for those closest to them. A person with dementia can be coping with feeling like a stranger in their own body and changed behaviours and feelings which they find difficult to express. This can be very frustrating for them and therefore it's essential to take a patient approach with them and respond in a personal way that reinforces that they're individuals that deserve to be cared for and understood. 23 Mar 2021 Read more

Using the Montessori method for dementiaGenerally, when people think of the Montessori method of education, they think of an approach used for small children. However, when dementia therapists incorporate activities based on the Montessori method, it can have tremendous value for people with dementia. While this is still a new idea, it has been gaining traction with dementia therapists, caregivers and loved ones of people living with the condition. 2 Mar 2021 Read more

Tips for talking to someone with dementia and Alzheimer'sAfter discovering a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, it's normal to not know how to approach future communication. You might worry that what's the point when they don't even remember you or worry that talking to them about certain things might upset them and lead to frustration as they struggle to recall. 1 Mar 2021 Read more

What services do Alzheimer's and dementia care facilities offer?People with dementia and Alzheimer's require specialised care. Whilst there are many nursing homes, retirement villages and frail care options available for seniors, people living with memory loss disorders need specialised care that only an Alzheimer's facility can offer. When looking for specialised dementia care and Alzheimer's facility, these are just some of the things you should look out for. 24 Feb 2021 Read more

What you need to know about dementia and diabetesWhile there is no proven direct link between diabetes being a direct causal factor of dementia, the number of type 2 diabetes and dementia is rising. 29 Jan 2021 Read more

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