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March 13, 2019

Why music is so important in dementia care

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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 appreciation […]

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January 24, 2019

How to protect yourself from the cold

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Written by Tori Gray for The Beach Hut,  Your Independent Community Magazine for Paignton In the past, I’ve written about the loneliness and isolation that can be felt by the elderly living alone or share ideas about maintaining good health during the winter months. However this month, I’m going to be more specific. I agreed to […]

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January 4, 2019

“Don’t shine for it”

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BBC drama ‘Care’ highlights the struggles faced by families coping with dementiaSome of you may have seen the hard-hitting drama “Care” on the BBC depicting the story of Mary, a woman who suffers a stroke and very suddenly plunges her and her family in to the world of learning to live with dementia. It shows very […]

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December 12, 2018

5 things to remember for a dementia friendly Christmas

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Christmas is a great time to catch up with family and friends and is an occasion everyone wants to enjoy.  But for people living with Alzheimer’s or dementia, the break in routine and unfamiliar faces and surroundings that festive celebrations often bring may prove stressful. Noisy, large gatherings that are too bright, too crowded and […]

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November 21, 2018

It’s the little things!

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Kingsmount Residential Home is a specialist dementia home and we’d like to share a few of the things we’ve done to transform the home into a truly dementia friendly space that ensures our residents’ safety and comfort. Decoration: We try to involve residents wherever we can, for example with choosing paint or carpet colours. We […]

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October 19, 2018

Any excuse for a party!

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This year has been very good to us in terms of excuses to hold a party! We’ve had Royal Wedding parties, garden party fundraisers, Air Show viewing parties, Alzheimer’s Society fundraising Cupcake Days, and a Memorial Fundraiser for Mount Olivet’s original Matron under GrayAreas Ltd, Cherry Gray on her birthday, 3rd August 2018. Using these events […]

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