Monthly Archives: September 2021

How to Have Dementia-Friendly Conversations

How to Have Dementia-Friendly Conversations


When someone you know has a dementia or Alzheimer’s diagnosis, you might worry about having conversations with them for a number of reasons. This could be because you fear upsetting them, or you’re unsure about how to remind them about something. Whatever the reason, we know this can be unfamiliar…

How To Talk About Alzheimer’s

How To Talk About Alzheimer’s


The way we talk about Alzheimer’s and dementia matters. Using inaccurate words can encourage harmful stereotypes that affect not just how we think about people with dementia, but also how they feel about themselves. Using more person-centred language can help empower people with Alzheimer’s and dementia, and can be another…

Bi Visibility Day


Today marks Bi Visibility Day, a day to raise awareness, share insight and experiences, and celebrate people who are bisexual. To mark the occasion, Creative Support’s LGBTQ+ Network have shared their bisexual heroes from throughout history and discussed their lives, what they mean to them, and the importance of bi…

Moving on Up (and Out!)

Moving on Up (and Out!)


Back in early 2020, married couple Roy and Christine in Doncaster were living separately in private rented housing. They both felt isolated and were struggling with life’s pressures. Roy was referred to Creative Support in January and was supported by Joy who helped him find a solid foundation again. Joy…

Alzheimer’s and Dementia in the Media


Many of us will have an understanding of Alzheimer’s, either through work, in our personal lives, or from the media. An estimated 1 in 16 people will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in their lifetime, and with this figure increasing, it’s really important to have a good understanding of the condition…

Creative Life Magazine – OUT NOW

Creative Life Magazine – OUT NOW


We are delighted to announce that our latest edition of Creative Life magazine is now available to read and enjoy! This issue is a special celebratory edition, jam-packed full of inspirational stories from people across the country who have been part of our journey over the last 30 years. From…

Join Creative Voices, our Service User forum

Join Creative Voices, our Service User forum


Creative Voices is a national service user forum - join us for our first meeting. The forum is about the organisation listening to you about your ideas and thoughts for Creative Support. We hope to welcome more involvement in our wonderful 30 year old company. Please join us on Zoom…

Dementia-Friendly Housing and Communities


Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia, affecting around one in every 14 people over the age of 65. People with Alzheimer’s have additional support needs, and a dementia-friendly community can help to make sure they are comfortable, safe and supported in their everyday life. Around 850,000 people in the UK…

A day in the life of… a Garden Pathways Mentor

A day in the life of… a Garden Pathways Mentor


We spoke to Jaci, a Garden Pathways Service Co-ordinator in Dudley, and Daniela, a Garden Pathways Mentor, who have walked us through a day in the life of…a Garden Pathways Mentor. Read on to hear more about working in the great outdoors and what it feels like to work in…

Share your stories for Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Share your stories for Alzheimer’s Awareness Month


This September is World Alzheimer’s Month, and here at Creative Support we are taking part to raise awareness and empower the people in our community who live with Alzheimer’s. Just by taking the time to talk and learn more about Alzheimer’s, we can challenge harmful stererotypes and shine a spotlight…