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How to help someone with dementia have a happy holiday

How to help someone with dementia have a happy holiday

August 9 2016

Everyone needs a break. A change of scenery or environment can do a world of good and that applies to people who are living with dementia too. However, holidays can be a stressful time for someone with the condition – and for those caring for them.

Green space and gardens are good for our health

Green space and gardens are good for our health

July 28 2016

A report produced by the Kings Fund on behalf of the National Gardens Scheme has found that gardens and gardening are very good for us.

How technology is aiding dementia care in remote areas

How technology is aiding dementia care in remote areas

July 25 2016

Assistive technology is the name given to gadgets and pieces of equipment that help vulnerable people or people with disabilities to live their daily lives.

Research links smoking to dementia

Research links smoking to dementia

July 6 2016

Research shows that smoking could be bad for our minds as well as our health, with the Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC), saying that smoking causes conditions which can lead to dementia in later life.

BBC treasure trove helps spark memories and conversations

BBC treasure trove helps spark memories and conversations

June 17 2016

As we all know, reminiscence is a powerful tool for enhancing and increasing wellbeing in people living with dementia. Things that re-awaken memories give us insights into a person’s interests and, in the case of loved ones, enable us to reconnect with a lost part of our shared history.

Don’t panic – five things to do if you think you have dementia

Don’t panic – five things to do if you think you have dementia

May 17 2016

A new survey suggests there’s widespread concern about receiving a diagnosis of dementia – a condition that’s forecast to affect two million Britons by 2030.

Keeping dementia at bay

Keeping dementia at bay

May 10 2016

Educating people about the risks of developing dementia is now to be a part of the NHS health check programme. Everyone between the ages of 40 and 74 is invited by their GP to have an annual health check – which is in effect an MOT for people.

Drop in dementia numbers gives hope the disease is preventable

Drop in dementia numbers gives hope the disease is preventable

April 27 2016

News that the number of dementia cases has dropped by one-fifth since the 1990s has been universally welcomed. But what do the latest statistics tell us about a condition that’s estimated to affect 850,000 people nationally?

Nutrition and hydration week sees launch of new booklet on older people and eating

Nutrition and hydration week sees launch of new booklet on older people and eating

March 14 2016

Care UK has chosen nutrition and hydration week to launch a new advice booklet which will give families, neighbours and friends the knowledge they need to help frail, older people that they may know to avoid developing health-threatening malnutrition and dehydration.

Report suggests pollution in the UK kills more than 40,000 people each year

Report suggests pollution in the UK kills more than 40,000 people each year

February 25 2016

A shocking report, published this week, reveals that 40,000 deaths can be attributed annually in the UK to exposure to outdoor air pollution, with further deaths linked to exposure to indoor pollutants such as radon gas, second-hand smoke and the use of air fresheners.

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