Lets go nutting!

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Earlier this year we supported Katherine Hathaway with her award-winning border at BBC Gardeners World Live Show. Katherine’s design, which centred around dementia and nature was inspired by her mother’s positive reaction to a vase of sweet peas.  This got Katherine thinking;  how could plants support people living with dementia by stimulating their senses and memories? Continue reading

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The nature of sleep

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In the 2017 State of Caring survey 7 in 10 unpaid carers said they found it difficult to get a good night’s sleep as a result of caring. 

Everyone occasionally has a bad night’s sleep, it becomes a real health issue however when lack of proper sleep occurs on a regular basis. It can lead to issues such as poor concentration, depression and high blood pressure.

What are the causes of poor sleep?

We all know that anxious thoughts can keep you awake. Depression and mood changes Continue reading

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Our first Fun Palace

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We are excited to be running our first Fun Palace this October titled Nature, Art and Play and we’d love to invite you along.

So what is a Fun Palace? Fun Palaces started in 2014 when 138 venues, locations and communities created their own events both in the UK and worldwide. They are a movement promoting community at the heart of culture, with an annual weekend of arts and science created by, for and with local people. They are always over one weekend and this year its the 7th and 8th October. Continue reading

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How to design a dementia friendly garden

garden-path-benchAt Sensory Trust we get a lot of enquiries from people looking to create a more sensory and age friendly outdoor space. So we thought we’d put together our top tips for things you should consider when planning an outdoor space or garden for older people. Whether you’ve got a big budget for major works or just want to make some simple low cost changes we think the below advice will be useful. Continue reading

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