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The significance of personal grooming in dementia

Posted on Thu 14th Mar, 2019 in: Dementia Design, Dementia Friendly Environments, Dementia Friendly Products, Fear Of Reflection In Dementia

And why having the choice of keeping a mirror is important   A great deal of research has been done into the value of personal grooming in dementia and studies such as the Hair and Care project have concluded that appearance related issues should be given more prominence in health and social care policy and dementia care practice. Just recently carehome.co.uk reported about a care home that...

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How to manage a fear of reflection in dementia care

Posted on Wed 13th Mar, 2019 in: Dementia Friendly Environments, Dementia Friendly Products, Fear Of Reflection In Dementia

Our article for The Care Home Environment Magazine   We have spoken at length on the blog about the issue of fear of reflection in dementia. This is a significant issue in dementia care and there are different opinions about how to manage it. We have drawn upon our knowledge and experience of the issue and written an article for The Care Home Environment magazine – a leading magazine ...

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No longer able to recognise yourself in dementia

Posted on Mon 28th Jan, 2019 in: Dementia Design, Dementia Friendly Environments, Dementia Friendly Products, Fear Of Reflection In Dementia

  When your mum thinks you’re someone they went to school with, how can we expect them to recognise themselves?   There is a video doing the rounds on social media that shows a son filming his mother, who is living with dementia, during a trip out to a restaurant. He is shown asking her who she thinks his mum is and who she thinks he is. She can’t answer the questions and ...

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Is simply removing items the best strategy for people living with dementia?

Posted on Fri 26th Oct, 2018 in: Dementia Friendly Environments, Dementia Friendly Products, Fear Of Reflection In Dementia

  Don’t we have a responsibility to find an alternative rather than just take something away?   Often the everyday items that surround us can become inappropriate for people with dementia due to the risk of harm or the distress that they can cause. Obviously if this is the case then it wouldn’t be appropriate to ignore these items, knowing their effects could be detrimenta...

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‘My friend in the mirror’: reflections are not always frightening in dementia

Posted on Mon 17th Sep, 2018 in: Dementia Friendly Environments, Dementia Friendly Products, Fear Of Reflection In Dementia

  Different responses to reflection reinforce the need for choice   We have covered the issue of the fear of reflection for people with dementia several times on the blog and detailed how distressing it can be to not recognise your reflection as yourself. The distress usually stems from believing that person to be a stranger but it doesn’t necessarily affect all people with deme...

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