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Sunrise of Cardiff Uses Latest Dementia Technology to Help Improve Residents’ Mental Wellbeing

As featured on BBC Wales and BBC Radio Wales.                                             
                                                           
In partnership with Cardiff Metropolitan University, Sunrise of Cardiff has successfully trialled a new device called HUG that has helped improve the mental wellbeing of residents with advanced dementia.

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Sunrise of Bagshot Residents visit Sebastian’s Action Trust’s Centre for Seriously-ill Children

A group of residents from Sunrise of Bagshot care home spent time at Sebastian’s Action Trust’s family outreach centre – The Woodlands – filling sweet cones in preparation for the charity’s Christmas Market on 7th December.

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Sunrise of Westbourne Celebrate Residents’ Diamond Anniversary

Team members at Sunrise of Westbourne were delighted to celebrate the very special Diamond wedding anniversary of residents Frank and Eileen.

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Sunrise of Frognal Residents Celebrate Diamond Anniversary

Team members at Sunrise of Frognal were delighted to help residents Iain and Audrey Avery celebrate their very special Diamond wedding anniversary.

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What is Semantic Dementia?

Most people know little about the very rare condition of semantic dementia. It refers to a variant of Frontotemporal dementia (FTD), which is an uncommon type of dementia that mainly impacts the frontal and temporal lobes (or front and side parts) in the brain, mainly leading to problems with mental abilities such as behaviour and language.

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Meet Sunrise of Tettenhall’s Occupational Therapy Team

To mark Occupational Therapy Week 2019, which takes place from 4th – 10th November, we wanted to introduce you to Sunrise of Tettenhall’s Occupational Therapist, Elaine Tromans, and Therapy Assistant, Sarah Melling.

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Dementia: A Guide to Sundowning

Sundowning is a symptom of many forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s. It refers to the changes of behaviour that can occur in the evening for people living with dementia, i.e. just when the sun is going down. This can particularly affect people with mid-stage to advanced dementia and is often known as “late-day confusion.”

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Useful Aids for people living with Dementia

What is dementia?

Dementia is not a single disease, but an umbrella term generally used to describe a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Forgetfulness is the most common symptom, however, difficulties with problem-solving, concentration and perception can also be part of this cognitive impairment.

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