Getting Good Life Balance Whilst Staying at Home

Getting Good Life Balance Whilst Staying at Home

We have been asked if there is anything we can do to help you fill the days during isolation. Whilst some people are happy to just go with the flow and see what happens during the day, others are looking…

COVID-19 Volunteers – Successful Dementia Conversation Tips

The unprecedented situation we find ourselves in is meaning we are are all having to learn fast. If you are volunteering in your community delivering food shopping or helping out your neighbours you may be helping people living with dementia….

5 Things to help you keep Brain Fit while self-isolating

As many of us find ourselves stuck at home, we may find ourselves starting to feel that our brains are lacking the stimulation that we receive in our normal day-to-day life. In my six week course, I work with people…

Thriving With Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST)

“I notice a difference in him. He has lots to talk about after attending a Memory Matters Workshop. We have good conversations. He wasn’t talking much before” This was a recent comment from the wife of one of our Memory…

Top UK Inspirational Women Award For Kate & Laura

Useful Links for Those Affected by a Diagnosis of Dementia

I had the joy on Wednesday of taking part in a live webinar hosted by RBS for their staff entitled “Dealing with a Dementia Diagnosis” Max Pownell, Founder and Director from Carecalls CIC, www.carecalls.co.uk and I chatted about the things…

Do something novel to keep your brain fit today!

Experiencing something new creates the ‘Novelty response’ in the brain. Our hippocampus jumps into action as soon as we engage with something novel. Our brains are activated by anything we haven’t experienced before as it is hard-wired to become alert….

Why do I forget names?

I have just come back from one of our lottery funded public talks ‘How to remember things better’ at Truro library. It was great fun and the room was full of friendly people who just want their memories to work…

10 Healthy Brain Habits you can do today…

1. Get up and go to be bed early. 2. Drink a whole glass of water as soon as you get up. 3. Write 3 things you are grateful for. 4. Do something that makes you sweat. 5. Wear clothes…

Five Successful Conversation Starters That Don’t Rely on Memory

Memory Difficulties are the most common symptom people living with dementia experience. Conversations generally rely on us remembering what has been said just a minute ago to keep the flow which can be tricky and our ‘small talk’ usually relies…