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Feb 19

25th

The Power of Music – How Music Can Help People with Dementia

By 2021, the total number of people with dementia is predicted to reach in excess of 1 million. In the later stages of dementia, people often lose the ability to share emotions with their loved ones. This can be one of the hardest parts of loving someone with memory loss. Whilst there are still no … Continue reading

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Feb 19

15th

The Importance Of Eating Healthy As You Get Older

Maintaining a healthy balanced diet is important throughout our lives. But as we get older, it is not uncommon for out diets to change. Medical conditions, lifestyle changes and taste can all lead to adjustments in our eating habits. As we age, health concerns begin to revolve around memory, quality of life and our ability … Continue reading

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Feb 19

10th

Dementia Health Check: Your Guide

Last year, NHS England reported that less than half of over-40s had taken a free national health check which could reduce the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s, which remain the leading causes of death in England and Wales. Alzheimer Research UK, along with Public Health England and Alzheimer’s Society, initially worked together to launch the … Continue reading

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Feb 19

3rd

Exercise Ideas for the Early, Middle and Later Stages of Dementia

Keeping active and exercising is an excellent way to improve well-being and reduce health complications as you get older. It can help improve sleep, strength, flexibility, circulation and improve mood and self-esteem. Recent studies have also found how frequent exercise can reduce challenging behaviours in older people with dementia. In most cases, regular exercise has … Continue reading

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Feb 19

1st

The Strain of Caring for Both Children & Older Relatives

It is not uncommon nowadays for parents to find themselves in a situation where they are caring not only for their own children, but who also have parents or older relatives who rely on them for care and support. Not only can this apply a huge amount of strain, leaving parents struggling to prioritise their … Continue reading

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Feb 19

1st

Should families pay care home ‘top-up’ fees?

Researching and then finding the ideal care home placement for your relative or loved one is not always a straightforward process. If your loved one has specific needs or personal requirements, the challenge is heightened. However the added layer of complexity comes in when your loved one cannot afford to pay or contribute towards their … Continue reading

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Feb 19

1st

Understanding the Benefits of Dementia Dolls

Dementia dolls are a widely used resource for those working with dementia sufferers. Typically a baby doll or a teddy bear, the doll is used to help those suffering with Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia to continue having responsibilities, feel calm and have an element of structure in their day. Usage of Dementia Dolls … Continue reading

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Jan 19

31st

One Leading Piece of Advice to Protect the Brain from Dementia

Researchers from the U.S have revealed the results of their recent study around the link between physical activity and memory – specifically in terms of the memory loss experienced through Dementia. They believe that older adults who are more physically fit and active during their later life are shown to have much better thinking skills … Continue reading

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Dec 18

28th

The Effects Loneliness Can Have On Your Health

Loneliness can commonly make people feel miserable, but in some more extreme cases, can also lead to serious problems such as alcoholism, depression and malnutrition. Alcoholism As a result of loneliness, some people can turn to alcohol as a way to escape the feeling of loneliness or to help ease their pain. If you notice … Continue reading

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Dec 18

16th

Recognising the Signs of Swallowing Difficulties

Swallowing difficulties can be linked to getting older or may be a symptom of another health issue. Swallowing food and drink is something most people take for granted, as it’s part of your everyday life. If you begin to recognise the signs of swallowing difficulties in your relative or loved one, it is wise to … Continue reading

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