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News and stories about dementia care at home

Read our latest blog posts about dementia care and the customers we’re supporting each and every day so they can continue to live in their homes.


Let’s talk! The importance of daily social interaction

When was the last time you had a good catch-up with a family member or friend? You might not realise it, but that might have been just what they needed. Even if they seem fine and happy, feelings of loneliness can come on suddenly. Even with today’s technology and social media, face-to-face interactions are incredibly […]

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The relationship between music and dementia

There are many different techniques we can use to alleviate the symptoms of dementia which can help ease the challenges faced by someone who is living with the condition, and their family.  The influence of music can work towards ‘unlocking’ memories and reaching parts of the brain which other forms of communication cannot. Simon, a […]

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Sundowning traits and how to manage them

When you spend the early evening with a loved one who has dementia, you may start to notice changes in their mood and behaviour. It is incredibly common, with one in five people with dementia experiencing these symptoms, and is often referred to as sundowning. Sundowning is a term used to describe a period of […]

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Come and meet us at The Alzheimer’s Show

As the UK’s go-to event for anyone looking to learn more about dementia, The Alzheimer’s Show is the annual forum for those affected by the condition. Full of practical information and activities, the show’s a chance to meet, face-to-face, with a huge range of industry experts. This year’s show takes place at the Olympia exhibition […]

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Dementia doesn’t hold back artist Heather!

Today I met Heather, a lovely lady with a huge personality and although she still needed a little assistance (as she suffers with Vascular Dementia) she is vociferously independent. To read about the different types of dementia, please click here. Heather hails from Scotland, and she is a very proud Scot – as a child, […]

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Mother’s Day tips for loved ones with Dementia

Making Mother’s Day enjoyable for a loved one with Dementia Mother’s Day is the perfect chance to spend time with the whole family, but the celebration can be stressful for people living with Dementia. Our Dementia specialist Tiffany Smith, has some helpful advice for families on how to make Mother’s Day more enjoyable for a […]

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New Dementia Online Tool

At Helping Hands, we’re always looking for ways to improve daily care: for the person being cared for, for families, and for the carers themselves. As a result we’d like to introduce an innovative online care system that we think will prove very beneficial for all those involved in the care of your loved one […]

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Checking the quality of Dementia Care

Quality Dementia Care from Helping Hands The Helping Hands’ specialist Dementia service is continually developing, with over 50% of our customers over the age of 65 living with a form of the condition. When providing high quality dementia care in the home, Helping Hands ensures comprehensive staff training in order to empower our teams in […]

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