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  • Using Visual Aids Can Help Promote Independence For Those With Dementia

    Posted on January 17, 2012 by Sarah

    Two thirds of Care Home residents in the UK have some sort of cognitive impairment. The quality of Care ranges from excellent to poor. It’s a well known fact that only about 60% of people in Care with dementia are in dementia registered beds.
    The design of a care environment directly impacts on a resident's ability [...]

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  • Posted on July 5, 2011 by Sarah

    ALZHEIMER’S disease has to be one of the most feared of the modern generation.
    It was not so long ago that the dreaded “C” word would strike fear into most people. But medical advances have meant there is a cure or at least hope for most sufferers.
    Sadly, not for dementia. It is a disease that chooses [...]

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  • Providing Real Choices For Dementia Sufferers

    Posted on July 20, 2009 by Sarah

    Dementia sufferers and people who have difficulty expressing themselves are sometimes treated as if they are invisible people. I know that unusual behaviour and problems with communication are common place in the Care Sector and dealing with these issues can be both challenging and stressful.
    We at vca strongly believe that this ever growing group of [...]

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  • A Mediterranean diet can reduce our chances of developing dementia, but can it help those already diagnosed with dementia?

    Posted on July 9, 2009 by Sarah

    An article from the group, Alzheimer Scotland  shows that scientists have more evidence that a diet rich in oily fish, fruit and vegetables and olive oil can reduce the risk of dementia by as much as 66% in a study carried out in France. A Mediterranean diet is good for us.  Eating foods rich in Omega [...]

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  • Images used as visual communication aids are improving dementia residents' well being

    Posted on July 3, 2009 by Sarah

    A recent article in the Nursing Times showed that a specialist day centre in Manchester found the introduction to menu cards two years ago has significantly improved the wellbeing of the older people with dementia. Before the introduction of the visual aids, those with dementia were not interested in food and now they have a [...]

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