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NEW: Dementia - A Guide to Daily Living Aids

According to WHO, (World Health Organisation), around 50 million people worldwide have dementia and there are nearly 10 million new cases every year. Dementia is one of the major causes of disability and dependency among older people and has a physical, psychological and social impact, not only on people with dementia, but also on their families and carers.

For someone with dementia, it can be difficult to maintain skills, routines and confidence as the symptoms progress. Factors like embarrassment, anxiousness and depression can lead to isolation for them and their family.

Lack of appropriate stimulation, routine and purposeful activity can lead to social exclusion and loneliness. Using specially designed equipment and making adaptations to the home can help someone with dementia carry on doing purposeful and hopefully stimulating routines for themselves so maintaining and enhancing their independence for longer.

Dementia - A Guide to Daily Living Aids looks at the difficulties experienced by someone with dementia when carrying out various daily living tasks and gives examples of helpful equipment that could help them continue to carry out these purposeful and meaningful activities that can stimulate and preserve their skills for longer. This will help improve self esteem and the confidence, to perhaps try new things and help to make them feel included and as a result happier.

We have also produced a short Dementia Information guide for families and carers which explains what dementia is, different types of dementia and the symptoms associated with each.

We hope you find these guides helpful.