Asking the same question over and over again. It’s not called getting old, it’s called getting ill. Dementia affects people of all ages, from childhood to old age, but it is possible to live well with dementia. What makes the difference is people like you and me knowing how to make the world more friendly for people with dementia. So why not sign up to become a Dementia Friend today?
Category: Thing of the Day
A round-up of the bizarre and brilliant of the web corralled by the University of Portsmouth Library.
What’s stopping you from getting started? Do you start your day anxious and struggle to limber up, focus, and get going? Does your workload feel like an unstructured edifice that threatens to collapse and crush you?
It might surprise you to learn that a more chilled, relaxed, happy and in-control you might be a simple habit change away and it all starts with how you start your day and structure your time to stay calm and achieve a productive flow. Once you manage to establish a healthy routine for yourself, motivation, creativity, and finally success will follow. It’s never too late to start a good habit, so try it today!
Join other students and staff across the university for a picnic in the park to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee. Bring your own picnic or order a jubilee special from Café Coco and the university will provide all manner of entertainments and treats. There’s even a fancy dress competition!
Just as resting your eyelids makes you feel sleepy, opening your eyes wide and looking upwards sends signals from the muscles around your eyes to your brain telling it to wake up, making you feel almost instantly energised. Like most behavioural techniques, it sounds laughably simple but works almost instantly like some kind of black magic.
The University supports the Sunflower lanyard scheme that allows anyone with a hidden disability, including cognitive differences that under some circumstances present communication difficulties, to signal discreetly to others that they might need a little more time or assistance. The Library is proud to join this scheme and you can now pick up your sunflower lanyard from the Library.
Thompson Reuters are looking to begin their student rep recruitment process for next academic year (2022/23).
Talking things out with your friends and coursemates can really help but sometimes there are things troubling you that you don’t want to talk to your friends about or you find yourself surrounded by people who want to offer you well-meaning advice but who don’t seem to really listen to you. That’s when you might want to reach out for some extra support.