Woman's Weekly (UK) - - Health -

‘over­stim­u­la­tion can cause ag­i­ta­tion and dis­tress in peo­ple af­fected by de­men­tia, as it can be dif­fi­cult to con­cen­trate on more than one thing at a time,’ says dave Bell.

Keep un­nec­es­sary back­ground noise from the TV and ra­dio to a min­i­mum, and create quiet spa­ces, both in­doors and out, par­tic­u­larly if the per­son with de­men­tia lives in a busy en­vi­ron­ment with oth­ers.

a bench in a sunny, shaded spot in the gar­den or a chair by the win­dow in a con­ser­va­tory can be a great ‘bolt­hole’ to sit and doze or read.

‘But don’t keep get­ting some­one with de­men­tia to sit down,’ says dave. ‘ex­er­cise is im­por­tant to their phys­i­cal and men­tal health.’

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