Reminiscence Therapy Benefits and Nostalgia Products in Dementia Care

What is Reminiscence therapy? Reminiscence Therapy (RT) involves the discussion of past activities, events and experiences with another person or group of people. Usually this would be with the aid of physical prompts such as photographs, household and other familiar items from the past, including music and old sound recordings, etc. According to the research, […]

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Create a Comfortable Environment for Dementia Patients

The living environment for someone with Dementia is crucial. If it is poor, then it may cause a rapid deterioration of their mental state due to stress and confusion, for example. The negative effects of stress and confusion are further explained in one of our previous blogs: How stress and confusion affects dementia patients; however […]

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Care Home Room Signs & Directional Signs

Dementia patients can get confused at times when they are trying to navigate their way around, but how do care homes prevent this? At Recogneyes we believe that our door signs and directional signage can help stop the confusion, as they are so clear and easy to understand. Our room signs typically have a bright […]

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How a Healthy Lifestyle Can Help Prevent Dementia

With more and more people developing dementia worldwide, and with no current medical solution, one wonders if there is anything that can be done to prevent developing it. According to recent research from Cambridge University 1 in 3 cases of Alzheimer’s disease (the main form of dementia) could be prevented by modifying lifestyle factors. So what […]

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How Stress & Confusion Affects Dementia Patients

The effects of stress can be very damaging to anyone; however in dementia patients the effects can be profound. Reactions to stress are different in persons with Alzheimer’s than in folks with different types of dementia such as Frontal Lobe or a vascular dementia though. The latter two entities can cause a more aggressive reaction […]

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Why Visual Aids Benefit Dementia Patients

Dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) patients have difficulty in perceiving and remembering feature bindings. Objects are generally composed of several different features, including: colour shape Often the objects in a given scene share many visual features. For example, many objects on a desk like a computer mouse, mobile phone, and pen, could be coloured black or white […]

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Simplicity is Beautiful

Inspiring people is a noble goal, and can make a big difference in people’s lives.  If you think you need wise words or a public forum to inspire people, thinking again!  This man adds a touch of mystery and beauty to people’s lives with nothing more than a rake and a beach as his canvas. […]

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Friday Inspiration – Stepping Stones

“The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones in how you use them.”  This sentiment is repeated in many variations of quotes, but the message is the same: look at problems as ways to grow, improve and do better in the future.

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Energy Boosting Ideas for Carers

Feeling fatigued? If you work in the care industry you are at an even higher risk of feeling tired and drained due to long hours, being on your feet all day and having an emotional aspect to your job.  Here are our top tips for boosting your energy. Even better, most of them are fast […]

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5 Foods for a Healthy Brain

Here are five foods which can help to keep your boost your brain power and maintain its healthiness. They are fairly easy to incorporate into your diet and chocolate is one of them, yes! Berries Blueberries, in particular, can help protect the brain from oxidative stress and may reduce the effects of age related conditions […]

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Yorkshire Puddings with a Healthy Twist

Celebrate Yorkshire Pudding Day with this daring take on a traditional favourite. Yorkshire Puddings have to be at the top of most British people’s comfort food list.  This recipe adds Turmeric, which has anti-inflamatory properties and antioxidants.  The spice adds an earthy flavour to the batter which can also be enhanced by a pinch of […]

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Storytelling and Dementia

Care homes across the UK will be taking part in National Storytelling Week next week as it celebrates it’s 14th year.  Storytelling is usually associated with adults reading to children, but this rich part of our heritage has a lot to offer people of all ages.  Oral storytelling plays an important role in almost every […]

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Dementia Signage a Growing Priority in Ireland (Press Release)

Sales for specialty Dementia signage for care homes in Ireland more than doubled in 2013, reports retailer Recogneyes. 2013 saw record awareness campaigns for Dementia, both from the government and charitable organizations. However, it was from Ireland, rather than the mainland UK that the care signage brand saw most growth. “Care home managers often express […]

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