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Feb 14, 2017 3 min

Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. It is believed to account for at least half of all individuals affected, with some studies suggesting that seventy percent of all cases may be caused by Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease vs dementia The words Alzheimer’s and dementia are often used interchangeably and it can be confusing to understand the distinction. So, what is the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia? The Alzheimer’s Society defines dementia as a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. The word dementia refers to the signs and symptoms, rather than the specific causes of the condition. The symptoms include difficulties with memory, reasoning, communication and behaviour. The changes can often be very subtle in the beginning, the sort of problems that all of us may suffer occasionally, but with time they can progress to affect personality, function and…

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Jan 9, 2017 3 min
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Stroke Treatment At Home

When someone who has suffered a stroke is ready to be discharged from hospital, the team will work with you as a family to plan the process, so your loved one can continue to have safe stroke treatment at home.…

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Dec 6, 2016 2 min
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Dementia and the importance of meaningful activities

Meaningful activities are of the utmost importance to those living with dementia. Dementia can cause people to withdraw from activities and enjoyable interaction with family and friends so it’s important to try and maintain those relationships and interests to help…

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Nov 28, 2016 3 min

Hip Replacement Recovery

Our hip replacement recovery tips will help make your life a lot easier post-surgery.  Hip Replacement Recovery Tips A staggering 160,000 total knee and hip replacement surgical procedures are performed each year in England and Wales. The hip replacement surgery can…

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Oct 26, 2016 3 min
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Living with someone with dementia

Guest blog from Dr Jamie Wilson in Over50choices Living With Someone With Dementia When someone you live with and love is diagnosed with dementia, the effects can be devastating.  As they struggle to deal with the confusion and memory loss characteristic…

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Sep 27, 2016 3 min
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What Is Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, which is characterised by difficulties with memory, thinking, problem solving, communication and behaviour. What is Alzheimer’s disease? September is World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, helping to raise awareness and challenge the stigma…

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Sep 22, 2016 4 min
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Keeping A Wandering Parent Safe

You can prevent wandering by keeping to regular routines, taking a note of irregular behaviour, preparing properly for the night, and wander-proofing their home. Keeping A Wandering Parent Safe Confusion, frustration and loneliness can all cause someone with dementia to…

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Sep 6, 2016 4 min

How to cope with denial in dementia

It can be difficult to know how to cope with denial in dementia, but there are things you can do to help your loved one to understand, accept, and live with dignity. How to cope with denial in dementia The…

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Aug 31, 2016 3 min
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How to Communicate With a Parent With Dementia

It can be difficult to know how to cope with denial in dementia, but there are things you can do to help your loved one to understand, accept, and live with dignity. How to communicate with a parent with dementia…

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Aug 11, 2016 3 min

How To Care For Someone With Multiple Sclerosis

If you’re caring for someone with multiple sclerosis, you will need to help with movement and mobility, frequency, and pain relief. How to care for someone with multiple sclerosis Caring for someone with multiple sclerosis can be demanding physically, mentally and emotionally. However, with support you can meet the challenges and help your loved one manage the stress and symptoms of the disease. A diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) can be devastating for the individual and frightening for family and friends. The disease can be unpredictable, so it can be difficult to predict care needs. Your loved one may have dramatic mood swings and may become depressed as they grieve for the life they had planned or anxious about an uncertain future. With a little help and guidance, you can support your loved one and help them adjust to the physical and emotional challenges ahead. Movement and mobility Weakness, muscle…

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