Activating Our Minds #40

Anna Callaghan-Leonard & Jessica Hutchinson - 3 mins

Here are three of the stories from across the world that activated our minds and informed our work this week.

Getting Hands-On With Dementia

Care homes have started introducing Lego therapy for elderly people and those living with Alzheimer’s or dementia. The therapy tasks them with working together as a team and challenges them to use their minds to think about what they are creating with the bricks. It is an engaging and fun way to keep their minds active, and can often bring back nostalgic memories of their favourite lego sets from childhood! We love it!


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Let’s Talk More

With 9 million people in the UK feeling lonely, small moments can make a big difference. That’s why comedian Andy Parsons joined forces with Campaign to End Loneliness to encourage local shoppers to get off their smartphones and start a conversation. Making small connections every day is a great way to combat loneliness. So no matter how busy you are, take a moment to connect with someone else, it could be the first interaction they have had in a long time.

See Red

When blood is hidden, it is very easy to ignore. Period poverty is a massive concern all over the world, and not being able to afford tampons or sanitary towels means that a lot of girls and women end up missing school or work once a month.

If faces were bleeding, someone would do something.

Tomorrow on Saturday 19th October 2019, the USA is holding the first-ever National Period Day. The below public service announcement was shared by Period. ahead of the day, and rallies will be held in all states to call for an end to period tax as well as more accessible menstrual hygiene products in schools, shelters and prisons.

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