Tag Archives: dementia care

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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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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Ombudsman’s dementia unit visits bring fresh eyes to aged care sector

The decision by the Ombudsman, Peter Boshier, to visit dementia units to “shine a light” on conditions there during the COVID-19 lockdown also means he will bring a fresh perspective to an aged care sector that can only benefit from his independent eyes. While some in the sector may bridle …

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