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DEMENTIA WELLBEING

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 levers of wellbeing

We’ve divided wellbeing into eight key levers (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.

Unlocks personal stories

Identity

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.

learning something new

Learning

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.

reassures comforts and calms

Security

Security brings calm and relaxation and vice versa. Being at ease in your surroundings and reducing self-doubt through enablement makes people feel comfortable and happy.

boosts indepedence

Independence

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.

sparks smiles and joy

Joy

Joy is pivotal and can come from so many sources. But the deepest is when it’s effortless, spontaneous and shared. The slightest of smiles ¬– uncontrived, sparked and unplanned – can bring immense joy to someone and be infectious.

Builds pride and purpose

Purpose

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.

Nurtures mind and body

Staying active

Nurturing the mind and body – something different, something new or even a daily ritual – works those muscles to keep a sense of life.

Strengthens connections

Relationships

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.

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

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