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How do you keep someone with dementia feeling included?

When someone in the family is diagnosed with dementia, it affects everyone. It’s a difficult and demanding time and it’s easy to fall in the trap of focusing on health, safety and care needs and forgetting about your loved one’s role as a member of the family. Because of their mental decline and problems with …

/ 15 Oct, 2018

Could an eye test spot early signs of dementia?

Eye tests can pick up whether you’re long or short-sighted, identify glaucoma and monitor your eye health – and recent research suggests that your optician could also predict whether you are at risk of developing dementia. The brain damage of dementia begins many years before any symptoms become apparent. A recent study suggests that there …

/ 9 Oct, 2018

Hearing loss and dementia

There is an increasing body of evidence suggesting a link between dementia and hearing loss. A number of scientific papers have found a significant association between age-related hearing loss, cognitive decline and dementia. Action on Hearing Loss says that: ‘There is strong evidence that mild hearing loss doubles the risk of developing dementia, with moderate …

/ / 1 Oct, 2018

Brain health food – effect of diet on dementia

The food we eat is more than just fuel, it’s essential for the healthy function of our hearts, our bodies and our brains – so what is brain food? The Greek philosopher Hippocrates said ‘let food be our medicine’ and modern medical research is proving him right. There’s increasing awareness that the development of vascular …

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