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Sensory Room brings smiles to faces of dementia sufferers

People with dementia can take pleasure in the here and now. Pippa says it was "like I was getting the real mum back for awhile" when they spent time in the Sensory Room.

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A positive spin

Raeburn residents rediscover the thrill of cycling, while improving their fitneess and boosting those mood-lifting endorphins

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Diversional Therapy Week is in full swing at Woodlands

Marije Laarakker, a Diversional Therapist at Woodlands spends her days helping to keep Woodland's residents connected with their community and the activities they love.

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Pianist makes music to soothe the soul

Healthcare assistant, Barbara Howlett, fills the halls of Ohinemuri with musical cheer as she regularly showcases her life long passion.

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When Caring Becomes Too Much

When you’re a full time caregiver for your husband or wife, a good night’s sleep or dinner out with friends can become a thing of the past. Finding the right care for your partner makes all the difference.

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Living with Dementia: Trixie’s story

Trixie knows what it’s like to live with dementia. She regularly helped out at the Alzheimers Nelson day care programme, but then Trixie herself began experiencing symptoms of dementia.

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Dementia: When is the right time to look for a care home?

Feelings of loss, guilt and isolation can be overwhelming as caregivers put the needs of the dementia sufferer before their own health and well-being.

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Sensory room helps residents with Dementia

Sometimes it's the little things that really make a difference. The new sensory room at Duart is helping residents like Nora take pleasure from their surroundings..

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