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Choosing the right gift for someone with dementia

Knowing what to buy for an older relative can be difficult. And choosing for someone with dementia can seem particularly hard. The people at Relish, who specialise in presents for those living with dementia, have put together some tips to help you feel confident in your choices. Match the gift to ability Cognitive ability diminishes […]

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How to make homeshares work: top 5 tips

Alternative ways of living as we get older, compared to the more conventional routes, are fast gaining pace.  People are increasingly seeking different options, and interest in homesharing arrangements has soared in recent years because of its ability to address several key issues society faces. Caroline Cooke, director at social enterprise Share and Care Homeshare, […]

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How heat affects sundowning in dementia

Temperatures in the UK have reached record-breaking highs this summer. The heatwave poses a risk to everyone’s health, especially those living with dementia, as they are at greater risk of dehydration, tiredness and behavioural changes – including ‘sundowning’. What is sundowning? ‘Sundowning is a state of confusion many of those living with dementia experience in […]

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