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Diagnosing changes in a love one

When is it time to seek help when a loved one is not quite themself? During the holiday season you may have gotten together to celebrate the year with your friends and family. One of the great joys of this time is spending time with people you haven’t seen all …

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It’s not just the elderly: Understanding younger onset dementia

For most of us, when we think about people living with dementia we think about the older members of our community. And while most people with dementia only begin to develop symptoms after they reach the age of 65, for some people the signs begin much earlier. Younger onset dementia …

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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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Dementia & The Magic of Words

“What I Speak is What I Create” “Abracadabra” is a very old word and there is some debate about where it came from. A widely accepted view is it is from the ancient Aramaic language and means “What I speak is what I create”. I’ll let the debate go on …

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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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