Dementia can be a lonely, confusing and emotional journey for all affected – both the person living with dementia and the loved one wondering how best to support them.

Having walked this road with my mum for fifteen years, I am passionate about sharing the things that helped me to cope, and that kept Mum connected to life, love and meaning.

Through my Blog and Facebook page, Dementia Connections SA, I hope to build connections with inspiring people, information and resources. I live in Cape Town, South Africa (SA). Wherever you live, I hope you’ll share your experiences and ideas with the community.

Here are some of the themes we’ll be covering:

There are many ways for a person with dementia to stay connected

There are many ways for a person with dementia to stay connected

I’ll be blogging about these themes, and also sharing words of inspiration, hot tips, cool activities, and links to a global network of dementia advocates, researchers and supporters.

Here’s a taste of what you can look forward to:

  • Soul, spirit & sense of self: What is the ‘soul essence’ of your loved one with dementia? What meaningful and delightful activities can you enjoy together?
  • Loved ones & communication: When it’s hard to hold a conversation, how else can you communicate about what really matters?
  • Access to nature & community: How can we prevent people with dementia ending up trapped indoors and disconnected from life?
  • Healthy living & dementia prevention: Can we lower the risk of getting dementia? Can a healthy lifestyle help?
  • Research, design & technology: What are we discovering about dementia? Can design and technology improve the quality of life of people with dementia?
  • Support for care partners: How can care partners become more resilient and avoid burn-out? What support is available?

The dementia journey is hard – but it can also transform us. Just know that you don’t have to walk it alone.

With love and care

Alice

We all need to connect with people and nature

We all need to connect with people and nature

 

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