This week at Unforgettable we looked at some interesting coverage of dementia on TV, a new app that puts you in the shoes of someone with the condition and provided tips on lifting and transferring someone with limited mobility

We published our Father’s Day Gift Guide

Ever struggle to buy gifts for someone with dementia? Here at Unforgettable we’re determined that people with dementia should still receive enjoyable, thoughtful and yet suitable gifts despite their condition. That’s why we’ve created gift guides – our latest is one for Father’s Day.

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Lack of community support is damaging life chances of carers

People who care for someone are not receiving enough community support and face a lack of understanding and awareness.

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The changing face of dementia on TV

Two very different TV shows tackled the subject of dementia last week – both were compelling complex and ultimately inspiring, says Kate Corr. Read her reviews of Living with dementia: Chris’ story and the final episode of Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh.

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Walk Through Dementia – new app uses virtual reality to show symptoms

A free Android-exclusive app has been created to recreate the world of someone living with dementia, using the exciting new technological development of virtual reality.

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The sensor that alerts dementia carers when a loved one wanders

Proximity is a simple, yet effective product that will message your phone if someone you care for leaves your side, and it’s currently looking for funding to develop it. We find out more about it.

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How libraries in care homes are improving mood and memory

The power of a good book, or a moving piece of poetry, is being demonstrated for people with dementia who are living in care homes.

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Craig’s dementia story: ‘Cherish each moment you have’

TV personality and builder Craig Phillips reveals his experiences of caring for his mum, who has dementia, and why he’s determined to stay positive.

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5 tips when lifting or transferring a person with dementia

Professional carer Daphne Simpson gives her advice on moving and transferring a person with limited mobility so it’s safe for them and you.

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