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Real life stories

Meet three Care UK residents, Shelagh, Ray and Olive.

They tell us that visiting familiar places or taking part in much-loved activities, even at a slower pace, is hugely therapeutic. Their stories show how keeping active can support a person living with dementia to continue to enjoy a good quality of life.

Start small – Olive's story

Olive's story

Olive’s story shows that when it comes to planning outings or outdoor activities for a loved one living with dementia, it is perfectly okay to start small.

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Going at a slower pace – Shelagh's story

Shelagh's story

Shelagh was diagnosed with dementia in 2012, and her story shows that sometimes choosing a slower pace of life can lead to more outdoor adventures for carers and their loved ones.

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Keeping it familiar – Ray’s story

Ray's story

An ex-West Bromwich Albion footballer, Ray lives at Perry Manor care home in Worcester and regularly visits the nearby Malvern Hills with his daughter.

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We hope these stories have given you the ideas and confidence to try a new day out or activity with your loved one. Download our Good to go guide so you have even more inspiration at your fingertips, and if you have an inspiring loved one who is living with dementia, we’d love to hear your story too, so do get in touch via dementia@careuk.com