Pottery for Dementia

The latest news from the world of dementia care....

Using pottery to help focus busy minds and hands - “As well as being a therapeutic material to manipulate and exercise the hands, it provides a blank canvas to help individuals create something they are proud of, that means something to them, that is a talking point, that they can share with their relatives and peers," says a story in CareHome.UK

Image: startups.co.uk

Image: startups.co.uk

Plus, a wonderful story about a Welsh Women's Choir winning Care Home Idol 2016; a yoga program for care home residents; an 80 year old man living with dementia who is releasing his first single; and Alzheimer's Society talks about David Cameron becoming the new president of Alzheirmer's Research UK saying: "“Better care for everyone’s parents and grandparents today is just as important as the search for a cure for our grandchildren. As the nation’s health and social care crisis worsens, we urge David Cameron to use his new position to advocate for a fairly funded social care system that works for everyone affected by dementia."