Montessori learning could transform dementia care

The Montessori method of educating toddlers and pre-schoolers has been used to support people with dementia in the US and Australia since the late 1990s. Now the pioneering aged-care system which prioritizes independence and individuality is on its way here. Anne Kelly, an Australian nurse and aged-care expert, is helping to spread the message in the UK. Read more...

Nutritional tips for people living with dementia

People with dementia often forget to eat and drink and can become disinterested in food, with the malnutrition and dehydration that ensues causing even more damage to the person’s physical and mental state.

  With 80 per cent of people in care homes living with dementia, it is vital staff are aware people with dementia are often unable to recognise Read more...

Ninety-three-year-old waxes care worker’s legs to fundraise for dementia dolls

A 93-year-old resident helped to wax the legs of the deputy manager of a care home in Stockton on Tees, who went through the ordeal to raise money for projectors, bubble lights and dementia dolls for a sensory room.   John Drury, deputy manager of The Beeches Care Homewas joined by his brother Paul and father-in-law Damien Brewster for the painful challenge, which saw Read more...

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