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It ain’t what you do… Top 5 tips for engaging people with dementia in activities

Posted: 20 Jun 2017   |   Blogs

When I deliver activity training to care staff one of the most common issues they tell me about is lack…

The good news of Easter for people with dementia

Posted: 20 Mar 2017   |   Blogs

As the global church looks forward to Holy Week next month, at Bright Shadow we are asking ourselves ‘what do Easter,…

Easter Activities

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Whether you are a person of faith or not, Easter is a great time of thinking about new life, hopes…

Dementia Friendly Christmas Church Services

Posted: 19 Dec 2016   |   Blogs

The onset of dementia can bring new depths of appreciation for the hope that Christmas represents. Light shines in the…

10 ways to have a Zesty little Christmas

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We first published this blog post of Christmas Dementia Activities in 2015, but we’ve re-published it on our shiny new…

Granddad, We Love You

Posted: 24 Nov 2016   |   Blogs

In 2009 Age Concern (now Age UK) introduced National Grandparents’ day to celebrate our wonderful Grandparents! This year it is…

Better than Bingo

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In our last blog post ‘Beyond Bingo‘ we set out Bright Shadow’s position on bingo as a dementia activity and in…

Beyond Bingo

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Bingo. How can one small word, one harmless game cause so much contention? In the care sector and older people’s…

Dementia Friendly Arts Venues

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Historically Bright Shadow has mainly taken their work inside care homes, bringing zestiness to the people that live and work…

Granddad, Dementia and Me

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Hi! I’m Grace, I am 15 years old and I have just started volunteering at Bright Shadow and Katy has…

Memory Problems? A GP perspective

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Memory problems are very common especially as you get older. So what do you do if you, or someone close…

Why there is more to life than reminiscence

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‘But isn’t the past and their memories all they have left?’ This is what someone I recently met at a…

5 tips for one to one activities

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Bright Shadow are big advocates of bringing people together to enjoy group activities. There is something about coming together with…

5 tips for making dementia friendly churches

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Are you part of a church or faith organisation? Do you want to reach out to and support those living…

5 tips for making creative activities a team effort

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Earlier this year, we posted the 5 most common challenges that carers have told us they come across when delivering activities for…