Dehydration causes confusion, but did you know that confusion can be the catalyst for dehydration?

Preventing dehydration in people with dementia How much do we take for granted our ability to satisfy our own needs? When we are cold, we reach for a jumper; when we are restless, we go for a walk; when hunger strikes we head to the kitchen; when it’s warm, and our mouth is dry we […]

I want to go home…

I want to go home Living with dementia and the desire to ‘go home.’ Just like you and I, people with dementia enjoy the time of others and like to be listened to. They need to feel understood, and they want to feel accepted. Home can be thought of as our safe-haven, a place of […]

Meaningful Living for Dementia Care

Caring for people with dementia in real life environments supports a person with dementia feel normal.  Here the residents are preparing dinner at the kitchen table. In typical care homes it is difficult to engage in activity-based support such as going to the activities room or taking a cup of tea to a person sitting […]