Tag Archives: alzheimers

Can risks of dementia be avoided?

For more than 12 years author Angela Caughey took care of her husband, who had dementia. Following on the international success of Dealing Daily with Dementia, and How to Communicate with Someone Who Has Dementia, she turns her focus to the wider questions of the brain’s development in her latest book A Better …

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New Zealand academics team up to develop book series for people with dementia: PLUS WIN ALL FIVE BOOKS

Dr Sally Rimkeit (a psychogeriatrician) and Dr Gillian Claridge (an applied linguist) discuss the research that led them to develop the Dovetale Press books – a series of classic tales that have been adapted specifically for people with dementia.

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World failing to address dementia challenge: World Health Organization

Only a quarter of countries worldwide have a national policy, strategy, or plan for supporting people with dementia and their families. That is according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) ‘Global status report on the public health response to dementia’ which was released earlier this month, coinciding with World Alzheimers Month.

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Modifying your risk of dementia

Think of your brain as `Headquarters’ – the control room where all the core functions for your body and mind come from. It doesn’t get a holiday or take time out, it’s always “on”, working 24/7, taking care of your thoughts, breathing, movement and senses even while you’re asleep.

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Q&A: Dr Matthew Croucher on dementia test

New Zealand has switched from one dementia screening test to another, from the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA©) to the Mini-Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination (Mini-ACE). The new cognitive screening test evaluates four main areas – orientation, memory, language and visuospatial function. It is now the recommended screening tool for use by primary …

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Chef raises the bar on texture-modified food

Chef Terence Austin is on a mission – to ensure those with the eating condition dysphagia get presented with meals that look, smell and taste just as good as those served to people without the condition. People with dysphagia have difficulty swallowing liquids and solids. It’s a growing problem among …

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