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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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Winter activities for those with dementia

When winter arrives, it can be easy to fall into the habit of staying indoors and lounging about. However, for those with dementia, staying active both mentally and physically is crucial for slowing down the development of dementia and remaining positive and stimulated. Below are our top tips for keep …

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6 ways to improve your communication with people who have dementia

Relationships are a fundamental aspect of everyone’s lives, and are especially significant for people who are suffering from dementia. Caring and communicating for a loved one who has dementia can be difficult and poses many challenges – but it’s worth making the effort to stay engaged and keep communicating. An …

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Technology meets animal therapy

Animals have a positive effect on us (which is probably why we enjoy watching cat videos so much). Turns out that apart from giving us the giggles or the warm and fuzzies having a pet may improve your overall physical and mental health. According to the US’s National Centre for …

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Tracking movements

For many, having a GPS tracker tracking your every movements would feel like a loss of independence and a major invasion of privacy. I mean, it could mean that people could find out you were doing something you shouldn’t have, like going through the drive through instead of going to …

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