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Increasingly the terms ‘Alzheimer’s’ and ‘dementia’ seem to be used interchangeably, but this can be confusing as the two are not the same thing. Dementia is not a disease in its own right, but is an umbrella term for a number of symptoms that affect the way the brain works. It can be caused by […]Continue reading
Recent global research has highlighted a link between hearing loss and dementia. Even mild hearing loss is now believed to double your risk of developing dementia and the risk level increases the more severe your hearing loss. The signs and symptoms of the 2 conditions are very similar. Not responding when asked a question, or […]Continue reading
Falls are the number one reason that people are taken to A&E hospital departments. Most falls don’t cause serious injury but can leave you feeling distressed, and over the long term can lead to a loss of self-confidence and independence. What causes falls in the elderly? As we grow older, changes in our bodies such […]Continue reading
Gardening is something that can bring great comfort and pleasure to people of all ages and abilities, and people living with dementia are no exception. Whether they were keen gardeners or not before diagnosis, connecting with the outdoors offers activities which can distract, engage, add to routines and be a meaningful focus for physical and […]Continue reading
Pets make people happy, which is why so many of us choose to keep a pet at home. But as well as making us smile, the health benefits of engaging with a pet are numerous. Playing with a friendly animal, be it a dog, cat, rabbit, guinea rabbit, or any other friendly four legged friend […]Continue reading