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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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Going out or Staying in – activity ideas when caring for someone living with dementia

Below are a few activity ideas to help keep someone living with dementia active and engaged with the world. These are just simple everyday activities, but sometimes seeing a list and planning in advance can turn the ordinary into something a bit special. These ideas could be spread out across …

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I Wish I Could Remember, When I Could Remember

I wish I could remember, when I could remember, may seem a funny heading, but for those of us who have problems with recall, it is for the most part “no laughing matter”. As people experience the upper side of the ageing process, for some, little things are suddenly harder …

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People with dementia need special care at Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, most people are spending December preparing themselves for the holiday rush. But according to Dementia Auckland CEO Rod Perkins, people with dementia have special needs at this busy time of year. “Family members or friends with dementia often require a “less is more” approach …

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Spotting the signs of dementia during the holiday season

It’s that time of year again—the weather is getting warmer, Christmas music starts to play at the supermarket, and you begin to anticipate finally seeing the extended family again (whether in a positive way or negative!). But then you notice it—something about one of your relatives seems a bit different, …

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Spotting the Difference: Common Forms of Dementia

You may be familiar with Alzheimer’s – but did you know that there are over a hundred different types of dementia that people can have? Each one results in a variety of behaviours and symptoms, making dementia a bit tricky to describe or identify quickly. While ‘dementia’ as un umbrella …

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Artificial Intelligence joins the fight against Alzheimer’s disease

Some incredible breakthrough’s in regards to the detection and prevention of Alzheimer’s have been announced this Alzheimer’s Awareness month. The most notable being that it appears that Artificial Intelligence can identify Alzheimer’s disease 10 years before doctors can discover the symptoms. The breakthrough was made by Marianna La Rocca, of the …

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Colour their world

Sight is arguably our most developed ‘sense’ which makes us very visual creatures. Our ability to distinguish between different hues, tones and saturation was once necessary for our survival, now-days we use colour for anything from visual pleasure, to express ourselves and to even try an alter our mood. It …

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World Alzheimer’s Day

Today (21st September) marks the 6th global World Alzheimer’s Day. This year’s theme of ‘Remember me’ highlights the importance of early detection and diagnosis of dementia. 2 out of every 3 people globally believe there is little or no understanding of dementia in their countries. The impact of World Alzheimer’s …

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