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Taking care of the carers

When you’re the carer for someone who has dementia, it can sometimes feel like your whole world revolves around them. When you’re also related to or married to the person you’re caring for, this is perhaps even more true. Naturally, you want them to have the best life possible, especially …

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Brain Health

As public awareness of dementia grows, more people are keen to find out what they can do to reduce their risk of developing dementia.  According to a growing body of evidence there are practical steps we CAN take NOW to reduce our risk, no matter what age we are.  Alzheimers …

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The power of music

We all have that one song that takes us back to a significant time in our lives. For some it might be the song they sung to their children when they were young, others it might be the song that reminds them of when they first met their partner, or …

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The Power of Positive

People who have a positive view of old age are 44 per cent less likely to develop dementia – even if you carry a gene that put you at a higher risk for it. New research released this week shows that older adults who have acquired positive beliefs about old age from …

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Opening up about dementia

Dementia is something that affects so many of us – in fact, research shows that two out of three Kiwis will be affected by dementia in their lifetimes. And yet, so often, we’re afraid to talk about it. People in the early stages of dementia don’t want to tell others …

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Dementia, dining with dignity

Author: The Pure Food Co Most would agree that food and mealtimes are deeply social experiences, which are embedded at the core of many religions and belief systems. They are part of our daily living and we simply couldn’t survive without them. Dementia is one of many degenerative neurological conditions …

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