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What is Sundowning? How does it affect people living with dementia?Sundowning describes an increase in agitation, confusion or irritability that sets in towards the end of the day as the light starts to fade, and/or during the night. Experienced by as many as 1 in 5 people living with Alzheimer’s Disease, it is most common in […]Continue reading
It can be daunting knowing how to behave and what to say or do when you’re visiting someone in the later stages of dementia. Fear of doing the wrong thing can make us back off and clam up – but that is only likely to leave the person with dementia feeling isolated, and you even […]Continue reading
Pets make people happy, which is why so many of us choose to keep a pet at home. But as well as making us smile, the health benefits of engaging with a pet are numerous. Playing with a friendly animal, be it a dog, cat, rabbit, guinea rabbit, or other friendly four legged friend has […]Continue reading
Doll & Animal therapy can have such a positive effect, releasing hormones such as serotonin and oxytocin helping calm anxiety, depression and agitation. It shows on our lovely ladies Janet & Dawn’s faces just how much pleasure they get from this.Continue reading
The current crisis in the care system, so well publicised in the media at present, can make the position look grim. Believe every story you read and you could easily be forgiven for never wanting to set foot in a care home ever again. But this would be to do the many skilled, and highly […]Continue reading