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Our Autumn Highlights for 2023

The latest news from Guideposts highlighting our recent activities. includes a focus on specialist day services for people with learning disabilities.

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A Tribute to Michael Mumby: A Special CONNECT Member

Mike Mumby was a well-loved member of CONNECT and supported other couples facing dementia. Guideposts' Liz reflects on the special person Mike was.

Supporting A Loved One With Dementia Over Christmas

Christmas can be a stressful time for people with dementia and their loved ones. From unfamiliar decorations to festive food, our guide can help you navigate challenges.

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“Dementia can be a very lonely place”- Pat’s Experience

A recent report from Carers UK found a third of carers always or often feel lonely. Half of carers feel...

Creating a Dementia-Friendly Home

Creating a Dementia-Friendly Home

20 May 2022 Dementia Action Week takes place in May each year. The week, instigated by Alzheimer’s Society, is driven...

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7 Easy DIY Home Projects for Those with Learning Disabilities and Dementia

Planning DIY projects can be a great way for people with additional needs to stay positive, learn new skills, and beat the dreaded winter blues. Here are 7 easy DIY projects to keep busy and raise your spirits during the winter months.

The Struggles of Looking After a Loved One

There are millions of unpaid carers throughout the UK who are at risk of burning out right now. This is why it’s more important than ever that carers get the help and support they need to prioritise their own health and wellbeing.

Celebrating Love and Support with Guideposts CONNECT Members

Mike and Laura recently shared their anniversary celebration with their CONNECT group, to thank them for all the love, help and support they have received.

Real-life Tips to help with a Diagnosis of Dementia

June gave a talk to Guideposts Dementia Carers Group in April about what to do on diagnosis of dementia, where she highlighted these tips from her own experience.

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Keeping people connected through Pen Pals

Our team in Gloucestershire have been connecting children with older people in our CONNECT groups by setting up a pen pal service.