Music study investigates communication in people living with dementia

Chelsea Court music therapy - Derek and the team are behind the dementia therapy research

Chelsea Court Place, a residential home for individuals living with dementia, is working with the University of Roehampton in a research project entitled Beyond Words, which uses ‘micro-songs’ to recapture and sustain functional language in people with advanced dementia.

The study aims to investigate the power of music, enabling people living with dementia to retain their speech and help communicate their wishes and needs for a longer period than would be normally be the case in the natural deterioration caused by the disease. 

Why therapeutic sensory support is important for people with dementia

Joanna Grace - Sharing Sensory Stories

by Joanna Grace, author of Sharing Sensory Stories and Conversations with People with Dementia

You may have heard people saying they do Sudoku or the crossword daily to keep their grey matter active. Well they are right to do this, but in order to maintain our brains we need to experience a broad range of stimulation, including sensory. Many people in later age end up in environments of limited sensory scope so there are always benefits to bringing in the sights, smells, sounds, tastes and touch sensations from other places.

Misconceptions about dementia are putting lives at risk

dementia clinic emer macsweeney

Dr Emer MacSweeney, CEO and medical director at Re:Cognition Health, talks to Care & Nursing Essentials Magazine about the work of the dementia clinic and how misconceptions about cognitive decline can lead to the early signs of Alzheimer’s being missed…

How does Re:Cognition Health support people with dementia? Can you give some specific examples as to the most effective support?

World Alzheimer’s Day 21st September 2016

T3 3-a-side Ping Pong joins forces with Hill Homes Senior Care home for Phase 3 of their research into the benefits of ping pong on those suffering with Alzheimer’s and dementia. To celebrate World Alzheimer’s Day T3 ping pong and Hill Homes, a residential care home in North London, are delighted to announce that they will partner for stage 3 of T3’s research into the benefits of playing ping pong on those suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Q: How is T3 ping pong different to traditional table tennis and why is it better for elderly players?  

The Good Care Group's helpful guide shows ways to cope and better understand people with dementia

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The Good Care Group offer high quality live in care services, for elderly people to live in their home for as long as possible. 

Their eye-opening and educational dementia guide offers a 'person-centred' analysis of the lives of those affected by dementia, offering guidance on how you can help and support individuals with dementia live well.