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Music has the amazing capacity to alter for the better the way we are feeling at any given time. Familiar tunes can bring cheer, evoke memories, and provide comfort – all of which can contribute to a positive sense of well-being. For older people living with dementia the effects of music can be profound. Recent […]Continue reading
Christmas is a great time to catch up with family and friends and is an occasion everyone wants to enjoy. But for people living with Alzheimer’s or dementia, the break in routine and unfamiliar faces and surroundings that festive celebrations often bring may prove stressful. Noisy, large gatherings that are too bright, too crowded and […]Continue reading
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