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Playing Video Games Could Stave Off Alzheimer’s


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You can stave off the effects of Alzheimer’s disease by enjoying some of the active video games so popular with the youngsters. So says new research into this activity and the disease. According to scientists, games that involve you getting physical exercise, like those available for Xbox Kinect and the Wii boost your brain as …

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5 Things You Should Know About Dementia


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5 Things You Should Know About Dementia Dementia is very often associated with Alzheimer’s disease. They are not the same, though. Dementia is a term that describes a set of symptoms out of which memory loss is the most common one. It is not a disease, but rather a condition that affects the way people …

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7 Reasons why it is so important to talk to kids about dementia


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7 Reasons why it is so important to talk to kids about dementia   “Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children” Walt Disney My mother’s early onset dementia, at the age of 62, affected our whole family; not only the adults, but the children too. There was no escaping it. Everyone was …

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8 things to think about when you’ve had a dementia diagnosis


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A dementia diagnosis – 8 important things to think about  A dementia diagnosis can lead to a range of thoughts and feelings going through your mind, from shock and sadness to practical concerns about money or work. Here are 8 things you should consider…….. 1. Who have you got to talk to? It’s vital that you …

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Dementia care in hospitals


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Dementia care at meal times in acute hospitals Almost a year on from my last post here on dementia care in hospitals, and I’ve done a lot of work on my developing my research proposal – reading, learning, literature reviewing – but sadly not a lot has changed for people with dementia in acute hospitals! …

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Dementia helpline 24/7


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24/7 National dementia helpline – The case for… Is there a call for a 24/7 dementia helpline or not? There are those who say that the demand is not there and there would be a cost implication if one was set up. On the first point I have to disagree totally. I have recently run …

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Living with Dementia – A positive personal experience


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Life with dementia and other illnesses This is a blog post by Ken Clasper, a prominent campaigner on dementia. My background When I was originally diagnosed, I was not sure to expect from life, because life as I knew it, was about to change completely. It was no good worrying about it, I just had …

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How should dementia care be provided in the home?


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How should dementia care be provided in the home? The Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU), at The University of Manchester, has been funded to research ways to improve dementia home care and really need your help. Please do read on. The PSSRU received this funding from the National Institute for Health Research. As part …

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Dementia and the importance of memories


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Dementia inspired children’s author Mike Revell to write, and now he hopes that his book will help other people deal with the “light-fingered dementor” of a disease The dementia statistics are scary. According to the Alzheimer’s Society, 850,000 people suffer with the disease in the UK. It’s responsible for 60,000 deaths every year and costs …

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Dementia care on hospital wards – A blog by Naomi Gallant


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Dementia care in hospitals My personal experience of dementia care in hospitals I am passionate about the quality of care for people with dementia in acute hospitals. From the moment I stepped into an older persons medical ward I could tell it was not the right environment for somebody with dementia. As an Occupational Therapist my previous …

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