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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 ...

Designing activities for people with dementia and their families

... Designing activities for people with dementia and their families DEMENTIA, ALZHEIMERS, CREATIVITY, GIFTS It's hard to watch family members lose the ability to create and play as dementia takes hold. And it makes finding enjoyable activities to share harder too. One young designer, ...

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 ...

Christmas gift guide for older parents and grandparents

... into a memory for parents and an heirloom for the children. 25 with 20% using the code XMAS20. Mind stretching A little creative thinking here. Rory's Story Cubes are a pocket sized story generator, designed to inspire and encourage creativity and storytelling. The nine ...

The health benefits of plants for your parent

... look after herself. My grandmother's decline was rapid. During the last weeks of her life she transformed from the once vibrant woman, creative and full of life that we all knew and loved to a weaker version of herself unable to walk, eat or drink very ...

How can we reduce loneliness among the elderly?

... community about subjects that are at the heart of what it means to be a cohesive and inclusive society. Run by Frank Conlan, Creative Director of Interact Arts CIC, The "Behind Closed Doors" project began with a series of taster sessions around 4 of Stafford ...

Enjoying nature and the outdoors with a family member with dementia

... your local Wildlife Trust, visitor centre and local nature reserves. Also provides seasonal information on things to see and do Sensory Trust's "Creative Spaces" project supporting people with dementia, and engaging carers and family with nature and the outdoors Thrive helps people with a disability ...

How to support an elderly carer

... trusts and respects who could talk to her more neutrally about the situation? Can you have a family get together and look for some creative solutions?Untangling this might be painful and complicated. But hopefully if you can figure out exactly what the problem is that you ...

Understanding the options in elder care

... local communities. The theme of the day is the arts and valuing staff, so whether you want to pop down to see the creative activities residents get up to, or say thanks to the carers, there will be plenty to see and do. Bupa care ...