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Dad, dementia and connecting through art

... Dad, dementia and connecting through art Dementia, communication, creativity, art, story This week's storyteller is Ro Lavender. Ro tells us how watercolour painting brought her closer again to her father, Peter Scott, after advancing dementia had caused a collapse in communication ...

Dementia, creativity and napkins... yes napkins!

... Dementia, creativity and napkins... yes napkins! dementia, creativity, art, story A chance discovery by textile artist Deirdre Nelson has led to a valuable therapy for dementia patients in the form of napkin folding. Whilst creating artworks for Brunelcare's new Saffron ...

How can we reduce loneliness among the elderly?

... , community, companionship, The When They Get Older team recently had the chance to contribute their expertise to a project run by Interact Arts Community Interest Company called "Behind Closed Doors" which focused on the issues faced by elderly who live on their own. We ...

Mother's Day gifts ideas for senior mums

... example Leger Holidays offers a guided coach holiday Bruges from 259 or you could cruise there with Imagine Cruising with prices starting at 199. Art pieces Paintings and other art works often come up when we're looking for gifts for people who have everything. This time around we're ...

Christmas gift guide for older parents and grandparents

... Wool Mill offers wrap up warm items from shawls to gloves. 6- and 12-hour hand warmers are available from Zippo. Around 22 Art and crafts How about a big and beautiful book? 'Behind The Seams' by Angels Costumes. The story of the oldest costume ...

How to make downsizing a good experience

... those items of furniture that will fit in well and still leave good clear circulation areas with room for further adaptations as required. GiftThe art of giving and receiving needs some very close examination and practice here. If belongings have been kept with someone in mind, ensure ...

Mother's Day gifts for grandma 2015

... is a great way to make sure it happens. At When They Get Older we've seen how families living with dementia can connect through art. If you're not an artist yourself but think your parent could take pleasure in creating something beautiful then an adult colouring book could ...

Christmas gift ideas for grandparents and older parents 2016

... presentation pencil boxes we got quite excited. This Cumbrian brand is the only remaining manufacturer of pencils in the UK and has been making art materials in the North of England since 1832. Choose from a wide range of pencils for colouring, sketching, watercolour and more ...

Designing activities for people with dementia and their families

... and satisfaction when traditional painting activities become too difficult. Aquapaint is a reusable water painting product designed as a creative, mess-free, therapeutic art activity for people with mid to late stage dementia. It consists of five seemingly blank canvases that turn into attractive images as the ...

How to find the right car insurance for your parent

... murky waters of car insurance and discover how to choose the right policy for your parent. Insurance can feel a bit like a dark art sometimes; so many grey areas, so much industry jargon. Do premiums go up or down the older you get? Is ...