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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.


Helping Hands receives top rating from Alzheimer’s Society for dementia-friendly branch

Helping Hands Home Care have received the highest rating possible from Alzheimer’s Society for their commitment to dementia-friendly spaces. Watch the branch walk-through here. In a recent audit conducted by Alzheimer’s Society, the Rothwell branch, near Leeds, received a level 1 rating out of 4, where the environment provides the best possible opportunity for people […]

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Helping Hands at the Alzheimer’s Show 2022

After a two-year hiatus because of the pandemic, the Alzheimer’s Show is back! I was fortunate enough to be one of Helping Hands’ representatives at the prestigious event this year hosted by the Business Design Centre in London, and it was wonderful to be able to chat face-to-face with potential customers, carers, and fellow industry […]

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What You Need To Know About Vascular Dementia

Whether you, your loved one, or someone you care for have recently been diagnosed with vascular dementia, we know that it can be a particularly difficult time and you may have many unanswered questions about the condition. It could be that you don’t know much about the condition, or perhaps you want to know more […]

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Stroke and Dementia: What’s the link?

Both dementia and a stroke can significantly impact a person’s life, from the physical effects to the strain on your emotional wellbeing. Quite often, people are unfamiliar with the causes and impacts of dementia and strokes until they, or a loved one, have experienced them. There are numerous online resources which explain the link between […]

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The relationship between music and dementia

This article was initially published on 09/07/18, and has been updated for accuracy on 06/04/21. Dementia can have a tremendous impact on the person living with it, but also their family and loved ones. There are many types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia, and the symptoms differ between each type. However, because dementia […]

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Decorating for Dementia

When springtime falls, many of us look upon it as a time to dust away the webs of winter and illuminate our homes with vibrant flowers and the fresh scent of spring. And whilst we look at brightening up our homes for spring, it can also be an opportunity to enhance your loved one’s home […]

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Tips on making your home dementia friendly

Being in the familiarity of your own home can alleviate a lot of the worry that follows a dementia diagnosis. And whilst it’s worth noting that the design and layout of your home can make an impact on an individual living at home with dementia, there are things that you can do to make life […]

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Living with dementia at Christmas

Christmas can be a very exciting time for many of us. Exchanging gifts, spending quality time with your nearest and dearest and trying to make it all the way through Christmas dinner without dropping your paper hat in the gravy; it truly can be the most wonderful time of the year. Not only that, but […]

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Face masks for the elderly

Our lives have completely changed over the last five months, but we are slowly returning to how life was before the coronavirus. The latest and most dramatic regulations update is the wearing of face coverings across the UK in indoor public places. On 24th July, it was made mandatory to wear a face covering in […]

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