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.
The Telegraph recently reported on the BBC’s launch of archive materials designed to help people living with dementia to tap into their long-term memories. These materials can be used to stimulate memory, generate conversation and connect generations. Read more here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/12/bbc-launch-archive-memorable-programmes-help-dementia-sufferers/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_tw
One of the most difficult issues for family and carers is the worry that the person living with dementia is going to ‘wander off’ and put themselves at risk of harm. Most families and carers spend a lot of time ensuring that the person living with dementia is kept safe, so it is a particular worry […]
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. Beliefs that dementia is part of normal ageing and that nothing can be done are believed to all contribute to the low diagnosis rate. The Department of Health has […]
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The Royal College of Psychiatrists has identified that depression in the elderly is “the next big public health problem”. New research conducted by the Chinese University of Hong Kong suggests that GPs wrongly assume that being elderly is, in itself, a miserable experience. They do not consider the possibility of depression being an issue for […]
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