The Key to Maintaining Brain Health Late in Life

A Complex Organ When it comes to exploring the brain, it would seem that with each breakthrough the scientific community makes, new unprecedented questions arise. While this is certainly positive in that it allows research to become more focused, it also illuminates the fact that the brain is vastly and endlessly complex. In spite of [...]

July 20th, 2017|

Dementia Checklist

7 Early Signs of Dementia Checklist One in three people in the UK will develop dementia, 66% of them women. If the symptoms of dementia are detected early enough, they can be controlled and the person can continue to enjoy a good quality of life. Keep an ‘early signs of dementia’ checklist close to hand [...]

May 9th, 2017|

Wandering in the Elderly

Wandering in the Elderly; Tips to Prevent Unwanted Elderly Wandering Due to growing numbers of seniors, many of whom are afflicted with Alzheimer’s and dementia, wandering is increasing. Even in familiar places, a person with Alzheimer's may not remember his or her name or address and can become disoriented. Wandering with dementia is dangerous, but there are [...]

April 20th, 2017|

Common Ailments in the Elderly

5 Common Ailments that Affect the Elderly & How to Spot the Signs As we get older, the risk of us being affected by certain health conditions increases. If you have an elderly relative or friend who you help to look after, it's a good idea to be alert to the signs of the most [...]

February 14th, 2017|

Cope with Memory Loss

How to help an elderly relative cope with memory loss If you care for an elderly relative, you may notice that they start to forget words or the names of places. For most people, this is just part of the ageing process, and it is nothing more than a frustration. However, sometimes it can be [...]

August 24th, 2016|

Exercises for Dementia

Exercises for Dementia: What You Can Do to Help When someone you love suffers from dementia, providing them with care and support can be a challenge. One of the things you may be keen to know more about is the types of exercises – both mental and physical – that could help them in their [...]

August 1st, 2015|

How to Improve Memory in Old Age 

Mind Over Matter: How to Improve Memory in Old Age One of the most frustrating changes that many elderly people experience as the years go by is deterioration in their memory. When a person's memory begins to suffer, it can affect their quality of life and cause them distress. Fortunately, there are many ways that [...]

July 6th, 2015|

Head Along to the Dementia Carers Group

Forget-Me-Not Tuesdays: Head Along to the Dementia Carers Group If you care for a loved one with dementia, you will know about all of the challenges this entails. Sometimes it can feel lonely to be the primary carer, and it is often important to meet other carers to get support or simply to talk to [...]

June 4th, 2015|

Dementia Awareness Week 2015

Dementia Awareness Week - Support for Dementia sufferers We seem to hear about Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease more and more frequently. A sobering thought is that figures tend to show an increase in the levels of people in our communities who are suffering from this debilitating condition. But as we become more aware of the [...]

May 6th, 2015|

Understanding dementia care

Understanding dementia care For many, it is a privilege and joy to be able to provide dementia care for their loved one. However, looking after older people with dementia can be draining on the entire family. If someone close to you has been diagnosed with dementia it can have an impact on the whole family. [...]

June 4th, 2014|