What is Sundowning? How does it affect people living with dementia?

Sundowning describes an increase in agitation, confusion or irritability that sets in towards the end of the day as the light starts to fade, and/or during the night.Experienced by as many as 1 in 5 people living with Alzheimer’s Disease, it is most common in the mid to later stages of the disease, and although

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Inspiring words

This is a beautiful poem written by Norman McNamara. Norman was diagnosed aged 50, and has put into words his experience of living with dementia. “So please accept me for who I am,Just another ordinary man,Trying to make the best of life,With a loving family and darling wife” 💠 Norman campaigns for people with dementia and

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Changes in advice for those currently shielding

From Monday 6th July shielding guidance for millions of clinically extremely vulnerable people in England will change.  Find a short summary of the changes we can expect in the coming weeks in this video… Find out more about what the updated guidance means for those who are shielding at www.gov.uk/government/news/plans-to-ease-guidance-for-over-2-million-shielding….

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New Radio station for people living with dementia

A new 24 hour radio station playing music chosen to evoke memories has been launched to help people living with dementia and their carers. m4d Radio is a new non-commercial radio station playing songs from the 30s through to the 70s. As part of the Music for Dementia campaign the radio station aims to make music freely available

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