Dementia wellbeing

Wellbeing means many things to many people. But to us, it’s a driver for how you are – it indicates how you feel and, over time, how your general happiness can improve.

Sadly, there’s a lot stacking up against wellbeing, especially for people with dementia. Caregivers are often so bogged down with ‘admin’ and chores that reflections on wellbeing are an afterthought.

However, at Relish, wellbeing is our top priority for both people with dementia – and their caregivers. It’s what drives the thinking behind everything we create.

8 pillars of wellbeing

We’ve divided wellbeing into eight key pillars (think of them as benefits), which each have a purpose. Some might be more relevant to one person over others – or one might need more attention than another.

But the thing they all have in common is the potential to improve wellbeing – on their own or in combination.


Everyone has a story to tell about their life and history. It’s what makes us special and unique. Putting focus on yourself as an individual and who you are builds a fulfilling sense of identity.

Explore our tips to keep a sense of identity


Through discovery and continual learning comes satisfaction, achievement and confidence. Developing your abilities and knowledge, even temporarily, proves there’s much more life to enjoy and give.

Explore our tips to keep learning


Calmness can come in many forms. Being at ease in your surroundings and reducing self-doubt can reduce anxiety, while personal touch and repetitive movements can calm and engage unsettled minds.

Explore our tips on finding your calm


Building a sense of freedom comes with being able to do something yourself and being given the room to make your own decisions, choices and actions.

Explore our tips on staying independent


We know the emotional journey will be a complicated one with both highs and lows. But it's important to embrace and cherish those moments of happiness - Joy is pivotal and can come from so many sources.

Explore our tips on bringing joy


Developing daily purpose, no matter how small, builds a sense of value – both in life, to others and your environment. Mini-successes, new memories, self-pride and sense of importance all add to your place in the world.

Explore our tips on finding a sense of acheivement


Keeping your body well nurtured plays a key part in maintaining wellbeing. Daily walks and exercise games are great ways to work those muscles, giving them a burst of life!

Explore our tips on staying active


Strong relationships are the backbone of support, and the feeling of importance to others tackles emptiness and loneliness. Most importantly, connecting with someone lays a platform for shared joy.

Explore our tips on keeping your relationships

Each of our products help support these personal pillars, so look for the icons to see which best match the pillars you're interested in.

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