There are many opportunities out in the community to find activities and meet other people at the same time. This can be at a place of worship, an art gallery, museum, concert hall or theatre, a community group, leisure centre or at the local pub. Some community venues organise events or activities developed for and with people with dementia. What matters is finding something that has meaning for the person with dementia that they enjoy. Research available venues and events in your community by calling them or asking your patient organisation for advice.
Appearance is part of who everyone is, and everyone has their own grooming routine. As a part of the normal routine, it is beneficial to encourage the person with dementia to do as much as they can by themselves by guiding and assisting them. Sometimes, however, imitating a hair salon
5-10 minutes of hand massage can create a welcoming calm moment for you and the person with dementia. It can strengthen the relationship, as well as decrease agitation immediately. Physical touch from others are often lacking as dementia is increasing, and hands are a familiar way to be touched for
The DemiCare project has been funded by the Active and Assisted Living programme. AAL is a European programme funding innovation that keeps people connected, healthy, active and happy into their old age.
AAL supports the development of products and services that make a real difference to people’s lives - for those facing some of the challenges of ageing and for those who care for older people if they need help.
The project has an overall budget of 2.029.091,76 €, to which the AAL will contribute with 1.477.535,07 €