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Activities to help a loved one with dementia stay focused and engaged

Memory problems can have a devastating impact on a person’s confidence. Frustration, loss of motivation and anxiousness – all common symptoms of dementia- can all too quickly lead to people withdrawing from activities and social groups they previously enjoyed. Yet it is at exactly this point, when dementia symptoms take hold, that social engagement and […]

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Why music is so important in dementia care

music for dementia

There’s an ever growing body of evidence that music can have a powerful influence in reducing agitation, apathy and psychological distress in people living with dementia. Neurologist, Oliver Sacks explains, “Music imprints itself on the brain deeper than any other human experience. Music evokes emotion and emotion can bring with it memory.” Musical aptitude and […]

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