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Importance of Power of Attorney for Dementia Patients

According to data published by the Alzheimer’s Society, nearly 850,000 people in the UK are suffering from dementia. What’s worse is that this number is all set to rise to 2 million by 2025 and 2 million by 2051. Dementia is a highly distressing state for anyone. Not only does it lead to confusion and […]

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Assistive Technology for Dementia

The cost of dementia to the UK economy in 2014 was £26 Billion, that’s more than cancer and heart diseases, which sat at £18.3 billion and £15 Billion respectively; let’s just digest that for a second. And while we are at it, let’s also digest the fact that the number of sufferers is predicted to […]

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Recognize the Signs: Spotting the Red Flags of Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Dementia and Alzheimer’s are conditions that are generally associated with old age but can also be triggered by factors such as stress or depression. Whatever the reason for the onset of this worrying and sometimes distressing condition, the main point to remember is that early detection is critical in order to obtain the best possible […]

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How care homes work for identifying and managing pain in dementia patients

Knowing how to help patients in pain is one of the most important functions in a care home, and it is not always easy. This can be difficult at any time, and it is even more so when patients are suffering from dementia. They may not always be able to communicate how they are feeling […]

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6 Ways to Prevent Alzheimer’s and Dementia

As someone grows older, there is an obvious physical wear down. A person who is 82 is not going to be able to move as well as someone who is 28. We all know this and expect our elderly relatives to suffer from physical ailments and limitations. What we sometimes do not expect is when […]

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Bilingualism Could Delay The Onset Of Dementia

There are many benefits cited about being a bilingual speaker, not least being able to communicate in another language, however being bilingual now appears to offer health benefits too. This latest revelation relates to a mental disease that is increasing in prevalence and causes much anguish both to the sufferer and their friends and families […]

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What’s the difference between dementia and alzheimers?

Many people confuse both dementia and Alzheimer’s disease for the symptoms, making it difficult to know the difference and how it can affect an individual when the two are closely related. Although they are commonly confused, there are significant traits that cause each one to differ greatly than the other and with treatment options available. […]

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Defining Dementia

Defining dementia is not an easy task to do.  There are so many different forms of diseases, syndromes or disorders that can fall under the heading of dementia.  The literal definition of dementia is—according to Wikipedia—without mind.  Normally when people think of dementia they think of the normal forgetfulness attached to aging; but it really […]

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Midlife Exercises Hamper Dementia Later on

Being on your 40’s exposes you to the risk for cognitive decline, a condition called dementia. This condition involves a decline in the mental ability of an individual which affects one’s capacity to process thoughts resulting in memory loss. Dementia represents a condition involving various cognitive symptoms involving memory loss, judgment ability, reasoning, visual perception, […]

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