Category: Dementia

stigma of dementia 0

Help us end the stigma of dementia

James Ashwell, founder of www.unforgettable.org spent five years caring for his mum who had early onset dementia. They were the hardest years of his life, but they gave James a passion to help others on the dementia journey. Here James explains how Unforgettable might be able to help you....

Talking to a parent with dementia 0

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...

Alzheimers 0

The Signs of Early Stage Dementia

Early stage dementia 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 could indicate that there may be a problem? Dementia is the term for a set of symptoms that include...

elderly exercise 0

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...

what are the treatments for alzheimer's? 0

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...

Difference between Dementia and Alzheimer’s 0

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...

dementia activities 0

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...

living with someone with dementia 0

Living with someone with dementia

Guest blog from Dr Jamie Wilson in Over50choices Living With Someone With Dementia When someone you live with and love is diagnosed with dementia, the effects can be devastating.  As they struggle to deal with the confusion and memory loss characteristic of the disease, you may grieve for the person...

what is Alzheimer's 0

What Is Alzheimer’s Disease?

  Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, which is characterised by difficulties with memory, thinking, problem solving, communication and behaviour. What is Alzheimer’s disease? September is World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, helping to raise awareness and challenge the stigma of this devastating disease. We’re all forgetful every now...

keeping a wandering parent safe 0

Keeping A Wandering Parent Safe

You can prevent wandering by keeping to regular routines, taking a note of irregular behaviour, preparing properly for the night, and wander-proofing their home. Keeping A Wandering Parent Safe Confusion, frustration and loneliness can all cause someone with dementia to wander. A key concern for all families is keeping a...