Articles by Dr Jamie Wilson

Dr Jamie Wilson is hometouch’s founder and Chief Medical Officer. Jamie’s creation of hometouch was inspired by his work as a dementia psychiatrist in the NHS, and he has written about healthcare issues in The Times and the Evening Standard. Jamie has a MBBS from the University of Leeds and has spent a decade in the NHS, working as a Psychiatric Registrar and Memory Specialist at Imperial College Hospital.

Jan 11, 2019 2 min
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7 easy ways to make your home dementia friendly

Take a look at our simple tips on making a home safer for someone with dementia. Whether you’ve got a loved one with dementia staying with you, or you’re looking for ways to help someone in their own home, these…

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Jan 11, 2019 1 min
Adjustable bed rail

The 4 best bed rails for adults

When someone close to you becomes frail or develops dementia, it can be hard to know how to keep them safe. Bed rails can be an important safety feature, as they can prevent nighttime falls, provide support when getting in…

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Jan 9, 2019 1 min

The 6 top bathing aids for elderly and disabled people

Stepping in the shower before work or enjoying a relaxing soak are things we take for granted – but for people with mobility difficulties, basic tasks such as bathing can be difficult or even dangerous. Here are our top picks…

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Jan 3, 2019 2 min
Music therapy and dementia

Music therapy and dementia

You may have seen videos of people in care homes listening to music and being temporarily transformed – previously uncommunicative people start to sing and clap, people with dementia can answer questions they couldn’t before. Clearly there’s something about music…

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Dec 19, 2018 2 min
Brain health food books

Top five brain food books

A healthy diet is one of the key pillars of brain health – the food we eat fuels our bodies, and that includes the brain. Take a look at our five top picks for brain health focused food and diet…

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Dec 10, 2018 3 min
How to reduce your dementia risk

How to reduce your dementia risk

We’re increasingly aware that we can impact our chances of developing dementia. It doesn’t have to be an ominous and inevitable part of ageing. There are some factors that are out of our control – for example, whether you carry…

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Dec 5, 2018 2 min
Dr Jamie from hometouch care miles

‘Care Miles can put us back on track’

As we enter into the winter months, when social care is at its most pressured and we await a drastically overdue Social Care Green Paper from the Government, the debate around how best to secure the future of our care…

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Dec 3, 2018 3 min
Memory assessment service

What is a memory assessment service?

At the moment, there’s no cure for dementia – that makes catching it early all the more important. But where does ordinary forgetfulness end and dementia begin? That’s where a memory assessment service or a memory clinic comes in. What…

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Nov 29, 2018 2 min
The limitations to dementia testing

The limitations of dementia testing

The recent study published in the BMJ, led by the University of Exeter, has highlighted shortcomings in the tests most commonly used by GPs to diagnose dementia – the Mini-Mental State Examination, Memory Impairment Screen and the Animal Naming test.…

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