Dementia Connections newsletter #3                                  View this email in your browser 
January 2018

Hello 2018! from Dementia Connections

It’s the end of January already and 2018 is well on its way. May this new year draw us closer together as families and communities touched by dementia. And may we draw on the gifts of the heart – hope, courage, wisdom and love – to dissolve the stigma associated with dementia. Let us create a society in which our loved ones continue to be included, loved and honoured.
To inspire and encourage you on your journey, here is a sample of five posts published on my Facebook page during December and January.

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Enjoy the read!
Dementia-friendly design
There are many simple things we can do to make the home environment safer and more comforting for a loved one with dementia.
Read more
Check out this excellent Australian website:
Dementia Enabling Environments
Reminder notes
In the early stages of dementia when people start to forget where they need to be and where things belong, reminder notes and labels can be helpful.

For ideas, check out this
Hot Tip | Cool Idea

Healthy by Nature
It is common knowledge that spending time outdoors is good for our physical and mental health. Yet many people with dementia are kept indoors day after day.

Read about the benefits of a daily dose of nature for people living with dementia.
Read more
An interview with DEEN TV
Gina Clifford Holmes interviewed Alice on her programme ‘Active and Healthy with Gina’ on DEEN TV.
In the first of two segments, we talked about types of dementia, and three small shifts in caregiver behaviour that make a huge difference. [Interview starts at 11:00] 
Read more
Dementia’s silver lining
In Australia, an arts project is enlivening residents of a dementia care home.
Link to their page here.

Watch how art, music, dance and comedy are transforming lives.
Watch here
Dementia Connections – What We Offer
Contact me for... 
  • Life coaching & workshops to support the loved ones of people living with dementia
  • Nature-connection workshops for those who care for people living with dementia
  • Public speaking that inspires and encourages those who love and care for people living with dementia 

Inspiring and enabling people affected by dementia to stay
connected to life, love and meaning.
021 788 2431  |  082 720 7444
Alice Ashwell | educator & life coach

support & education for those who love & care for people living with dementia
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