Dementia TLC: Education and Support for Dementia

DementiaTLC is an organisation that aims to educate and provide support for all those affected by Dementia, including those living with the condition, their loved ones, carers, family, friends, colleagues, professionals, and all those that could benefit from a little bit of knowledge or support.

Who they are

DementiaTLC is an organisation that aims to educate and provide support for all those affected by Dementia, including those living with the condition, their loved ones, carers, family, friends, colleagues, professionals, and all those that could benefit from a little bit of knowledge or support.

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Living with dementia can present unique challenges, both for individuals experiencing it and their caregivers. However, engaging in meaningful activities can significantly enhance the quality of life for those with dementia, providing a sense of purpose, joy, and connection.

Helpful Activities for Those with Dementia

At DementiaTLC, a platform dedicated to supporting individuals with dementia and their caregivers, a curated list of engaging activities has been compiled. These activities are designed to stimulate the mind, body, and spirit, promoting overall well-being and enhancing the quality of life for those living with dementia.

DementiaTLC offers resources online and educational material in the goal to assist those with dementia. The activities that DementiaTLC showcase help with enriching, engaging and therapeutic activities specially tailored for those living with Dementia. They deeply understand the profound power and therapeutic potential of cognitive simulation for individuals with Dementia. Some activities will be mentioned below:

Music Therapy

Music has a remarkable ability to evoke memories and emotions. Caregivers can create playlists of familiar songs from the individual's youth or favorite genre, encouraging them to sing along or move to the music. Music therapy can be a powerful tool for enhancing mood and reducing anxiety.

Memory Games

Keeping the mind active is crucial for individuals with dementia. Simple memory games like "Name That Tune" or "Finish the Lyrics" can be enjoyable and stimulating. These games help improve cognitive function and can be adapted to suit the individual's abilities.

Arts and Crafts

Engaging in creative activities can provide a sense of accomplishment and self-expression. Caregivers can encourage painting, drawing, or crafting with simple materials like clay or coloured pencils. These activities can also serve as a form of communication when words become challenging.

Nature Walks

Spending time outdoors can have a calming effect on individuals with dementia. Caregivers can take a leisurely stroll in a nearby park or garden, encouraging them to observe and interact with nature. This can help reduce agitation and improve overall well-being.

Sensory Activities

Engaging the senses can be particularly beneficial for those with dementia. Caregivers can provide textured objects to touch, scented oils to smell, or soft music to listen to. These sensory activities can help evoke memories and promote relaxation.

Exercise Classes

Physical activity is important for maintaining mobility and overall health. Caregivers can look for chair yoga or tai chi classes tailored for individuals with dementia. These gentle exercises can improve balance, flexibility, and mood.

Cooking and Baking

Encouraging participation in simple cooking or baking activities can help maintain cognitive skills and provide a sense of accomplishment. Caregivers can choose recipes that are easy to follow and allow for creativity.


Effective communication is the cornerstone of establishing and maintaining strong relationships, whether it's in personal or professional settings. It is not just about speaking or conveying information but also about listening actively and understanding the message being shared.

The Importance of Communication

Communication plays a vital role in all aspects of life. It enables us to express our thoughts, feelings, and ideas. Without effective communication, misunderstandings can arise, leading to conflicts and barriers in relationships.

Types of Communication

Communication can be categorized into verbal and non-verbal forms. Verbal communication involves the use of spoken or written words to convey messages. On the other hand, non-verbal communication includes gestures, body language, facial expressions, and tone of voice.

Verbal Communication

  • Speaking clearly and concisely
  • Active listening
  • Using appropriate language

Non-Verbal Communication

  • Eye contact
  • Body language
  • Facial expressions

Carer’s Voice

DementiaTLC also advocates for carers and uses their platform as a voice for carers.

Caring for a loved one can be a rewarding experience, but it also comes with its challenges. As a carer, it is essential to be aware of various legal aspects that can impact your role and the well-being of the person you are caring for. In this blog section, we will delve into important topics such as Court Deputyship, Employment Rights, Lasting Powers of Attorney, and Protecting Assets.

Court Deputyship

Court Deputyship is a legal arrangement where a deputy is appointed by the Court of Protection to make decisions on behalf of someone who lacks the mental capacity to do so themselves. This can involve managing the individual's finances, property, and health and welfare decisions. As a carer, understanding the concept of Court Deputyship can help you navigate complex legal processes and ensure the best interests of the person you are caring for.

Employment Rights

Carers often juggle their caregiving responsibilities with work commitments. It is crucial to be aware of your employment rights as a carer, including the option for flexible working arrangements, time off for caregiving duties, and protection against discrimination. Knowing your rights can help you balance your caregiving role with your career effectively.

Lasting Powers of Attorney

Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document that allows an individual (the donor) to appoint someone they trust as an attorney to make decisions on their behalf if they are unable to do so in the future. LPAs can cover decisions related to finances, health, and welfare. As a carer, understanding LPAs can be vital in ensuring that the person you care for receives the necessary support and protection in case they lose capacity.

Protecting Assets

Protecting the assets of the person you are caring for is essential to secure their financial well-being. This involves safeguarding their savings, investments, property, and any other valuable possessions. As a carer, you may need to take steps to protect these assets from risks such as fraud, scams, or mismanagement. Seeking professional advice and implementing appropriate legal measures can help ensure that the assets are preserved for the care recipient's benefit.

Educational Resources Available

DementiaTLC’s educational content can be found in their resources tab. They aim to assist those and anyone going through any type of dementia by supporting their journey through content that can raise awareness, as well as promote how the people around the affected individual can assist them in their journey through Dementia.

Evaheld’s Partnership with DementiaTLC

Evaheld is proud of what DementiaTLC stands for and is a proud supporter and partner for them. We want people with Dementia to be supported but we also want the people around that affected individual to have a better and supported experience in their journey as well. Evaheld is a legacy and care planning app that empowers people to enjoyably create all sorts of legacy style content for their loved ones and future generations, as well as easily future-proof their voice to ensure better wellbeing outcomes. People are supported through the entire creation process, with the world’s most comprehensive suite of content types and in-browser video, audio and written content creation (or uploads), and of course secure lifetime storage. People also have full management over their recipient, privacy and future delivery preferences, safeguarding their privacy, independence, and connections to loved ones today, and into the future.

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