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In a normal week many people with dementia and their partners or family members go to activity groups or cafes, or take part in other leisure activities out and about, where they can take part in meaningful and enjoyable activities. Care homes often have people who come in to do activities such as music sessions or other things that give people something fun to engage in. With coronavirus meaning that people need to stay at home, how can we support people to access activities that they...

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Many of the family members who provide care for someone with dementia that I've met over the years have described a huge benefit from making connections with people in a similar situation to them. To know they're not the only ones in that situation, and to discuss tips and ideas for how to deal with issues that come up. Whether it's one-to-one conversations or small informal groups coming together to offer mutual support. These connections are often made at support groups, dementia cafes...

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By refusing to accept his diagnosis of mixed dementia my brilliant, in every sense of the word, husband of 46 years has left me secretly telling my friends and family of his condition. Everyone is sympathetic but I have had to warn them not to discuss it with him. This makes me feel very disloyal and deceitful but I need the support of those who care for us both. I have friends who would like to fund raise for the society but this would make him suspicious. He has asked me not to tell...

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Tim Shakespeare

United Kingdom

Joined this community on Dec 17, 2018

Bio I work at Alzheimer's Society

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Chief Policy and Research Officer

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