Dementia / Stroke 22 Nov, 2017

Stroke and Dementia

For an average of 1 in 3 people, stroke and dementia are linked. The symptoms of dementia are caused by the injury to the brain, which happens during a stroke. Many people instantly think of Alzheimer’s disease when they consider dementia, but Alzheimer’s is not the only cause of the condition. In around 20% of …
Dementia 17 Nov, 2017

Dementia Tax Explained

The ‘dementia tax’ refers to the added expense for dementia patients and their families, who are often required to pay for long-term care with little or no support from the government. What is dementia tax? The term “dementia tax” was coined long before the Tory manifesto was released to the public this year. The Alzheimer’s Society …
Dementia 28 Apr, 2017

Vascular Dementia

Vascular dementia is caused by an interruption to the blood supply to the brain, usually caused by a number of small strokes, not by Alzheimer’s disease. Vascular dementia Many people use the terms dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease interchangeably, but Alzheimer’s is not the only cause of dementia. As many as one in five people affected …
Dementia 20 Apr, 2017

The Early Signs of Dementia

The early signs of dementia include forgetfulness, misplacing of objects, struggling to find the right words, personality changes, and confusion. Find out more… Dementia – the early signs We all walk into the kitchen and forget what we came for, or misplace our keys every now and then. So, what is normal forgetfulness and what …
Dementia 13 Apr, 2017

Exercise and Dementia

Exercise helps with almost every long term condition; it can reduce the likelihood of developing dementia and the progress of Alzheimer’s. Exercise and dementia Physical activity can improve the health of mind, body and spirit, and there’s evidence that exercise can protect against dementia. Research is confirming that staying active may help those affected by dementia …
Dementia 24 Feb, 2017

Alzheimer’s Treatment

There is no single Alzheimer’s treatment, but regular brain training, social stimulation, keeping to regular routines, and maintaining a healthy diet can all help to slow the decline. Alzheimer’s Treatment Sadly, there is still no known cure for Alzheimer’s Disease, but scientific advances have improved our understanding of the condition. New Alzheimer’s treatments are being developed, and …
Dementia 14 Feb, 2017

Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. It is believed to account for at least half of all individuals affected, with some studies suggesting that seventy percent of all cases may be caused by Alzheimer’s disease. What is the difference between Dementia and Alzheimer’s? The words Alzheimer’s and dementia are often used interchangeably …
Dementia 6 Dec, 2016

Dementia and the importance of meaningful activities

Active Minds Guest Blog – Dementia and the importance of meaningful activities  Meaningful activities are of the utmost importance to those living with dementia. Dementia can cause people to withdraw from activities and enjoyable interaction with family and friends so it’s important to try and maintain those relationships and interests to help people living with dementia …