Dementia DiagnosisThe Facts About… Dementia Diagnosis In the UK it is estimated that 800,000 individuals are living with dementia, yet fewer than 50% of that number are ever formally diagnosed. Belief that dementia is part of normal ageing and that nothing can be done contribute to the low diagnosis rate. The Department of […]
We often hear about older people suffering from urinary tract infections [UTIs] and the serious effects these can have on their mental as well as physical health. We thought it would be helpful to put together some information about this painful and distressing issue.
DON’T Don’t reason Don’t argue Don’t confront Don’t remind them they forgot Don’t question recent memory Don’t take it personally DO Give short, 1-sentence explanations Allow plenty of time for comprehension, then triple it Repeat sentences or instructions exactly the same way Eliminate “but” from your vocabulary; substitute “nevertheless” Avoid insistence. Try again later Agree […]
This recent article from the Guardian is interesting and helpful… https://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network/social-life-blog/2017/aug/09/losing-marbles-what-not-say-people-dementia
What are your memories of your childhood holidays? Mine are as clear as if it had been yesterday – the smell of the sea, sound of the waves breaking on the beach, begging to be allowed to buy flags to fly on our sandcastles, burying each other in the sand. The agony of having to […]
Today on the BBC programme “Right on the Money” there was a lovely piece about Doreen and Anouck who are Homesharing together. The Homeshare concept is for, two people who would not normally meet each other are helped to get to know each other and become housemates. Usually an older person who has a spare room […]
It’s that time of year; exams are over, sports day is coming up and the summer holidays are looming. As we think about dusting off the suitcases, buying the sun cream and finding the passports, we thought this would be a good opportunity to look at the history of holidays. And our next article will […]
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Listen to Dr Bill Franklin, born in 1912, talking about continuing to work and the daily routines that keep him going… http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05213b7#play
Dementia is an umbrella term for a progressive neuro-degenerative illness. Here we look at different forms of dementia, identifying those that may occur early (before the age of 65) and describe the symptoms of each.