Every month Dementia Friendly Swansea aims to highlight important stories about dementia that are in the news. Links are provided for your reference only and are not an endorsement from or representative of the views of Dementia Friendly Swansea. We hope that you find these articles useful and helpful. If you have news that you’d like us to feature then please get in touch.

3 Nations Dementia Working Group Seminar

The next 3 Nations Dementia Working Group Webinar (3NDWG) will be on 20th July 2021 and will be a highlight of the various projects and pieces of work undertaken by the member of the 3NDWG over the past year. These webinars are delivered by people living with dementia. Everyone is welcome to attend. The content of the webinars is relevant to professionals working with people affected by dementia, people living with dementia and carers. Please share this invitation with others who may be interested in joining. Register for this event via Zoom You can also head to the 3NDWG website to learn more and join them.

UWTSD Showcases Innovation

A new video from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s (UWTSD) Assistive Technologies Innovation Centre (ATiC) showing how it has worked with a Swansea-based enterprise to deliver support for people living with dementia in a different and innovative way. Using advanced User Experience (UX) and human behavioural research tools they’ve created a series of films that “focus on delivering support, training, and education for dementia patients, their families, carers, and healthcare professionals”. For more details and to learn more about this research go to UWSTD Press Releases.

Jigsaws & Crosswords Could Be Good For You

A new study published in Neurology has concluded that “cognitively active lifestyle in old age may delay the onset of dementia in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) by as much as 5 years”. Robert S. Wilson et al from Rush University assessed whether a higher level of cognitive activity predicts older age of dementia onset in AD dementia. The study supports other research which suggests brain exercises can be beneficial. Forbes explains more and also includes some ideas to try including crosswords, card games, model making and even dancing!