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  • Interesting article I Found on Twitter today and thought I would share with you all

    Posted on October 13, 2011 by Sarah

    After spending much time conferring with the general public I have come to the conclusion that a large percentage of people have a hard time understanding the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia.
    Recently, I was thrilled to read an article by Dr. Robert Stern, Director of the Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Center. Stern simply explained that [...]

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  • Make Meal times more pleasurable

    Posted on August 2, 2011 by Sarah

    Make sure your residents can express their preferences, use pictures and images
    Serve meals in a quiet environment with no distractions.
    Clear the table of everything but basic utensils and dishes; keep dishes plain use one colour.
    Make sure the food isn't too hot.
    Serve only one or two foods at a time, and make every effort to serve [...]

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  • Offering those living with dementia food choices using images

    Posted on July 27, 2011 by Sarah

    Often people living with dementia are not asked what their preference is regarding food and drink.
    Research conducted by Kings University London, show that 80% of people with dementia are able to make choices when prompted by pictures, words or the real thing.
    There is evidence offering people choice enhances their dignity, don’t just give them a [...]

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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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  • Untreated poor vision in elderly linked to dementia

    Posted on May 17, 2011 by Sarah

    Untreated poor vision in elderly linked to dementia, a  University  of Michagan study shows
    Early treatment of visual problems may delay development of dementia, but many elderly lack adequate vision coverage.
    Elderly people with visual disorders that are left untreated are significantly more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease -- the most common form of dementia, according to [...]

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  • Join the Big Walk so the Alzheimer's team can take bigger strides reported by Jennie Baker

    Posted on March 31, 2011 by Sarah

    Although no treatments are available yet to halt the progression of Alzheimer’s, if more funding is poured into research the future will be brighter, say experts ahead of a charity walk.
    Alzheimer’s Research UK, based in Great Shelford, funds projects investigating the debilitating condition, which affects 6,000 people in Cambridgeshire alone.
    Dr Simon Ridley, head of research [...]

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  • Alzheimer’s drugs to be made available to all

    Posted on March 24, 2011 by Sarah

    The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) today released its final guidance on four Alzheimer’s drugs.
    The guidance means the drugs Aricept, Exelon and Reminyl will be available on prescription to people in the early and moderate stages of Alzheimer's and Ebixa will be available to people in the late stages. PCTs must now [...]

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  • New Technique Could Help Those With Alzheimer's

    Posted on March 21, 2011 by Sarah

    A new technique for penetrating the blood-brain barrier could lead to therapies for neurodegenerative diseases, researchers have indicated.
    A new way of delivering drugs to the brain could lead to new treatments for people with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, motor neurone disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.
    Researchers at the University of Oxford found that exosomes, which are tiny particles [...]

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  • Dementia Sufferers Need Help With Orientation

    Posted on March 16, 2011 by Sarah

    Sensory impairment has a big impact on those people suffering from Dementia. This can in turn lead to stress, agitation & behavioural problems.
    Care & Nursing Homes need to create a positive environment, so a person suffering from Dementia can see where they need to go and what is around them. One solution is good [...]

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  • Groundbreaking technique to treat dementia patients has been developed by a care home

    Posted on December 16, 2010 by Sarah

    I found this interesting news paper article  and thought I would share it with you.

    groundbreaking technique to treat dementia patients has been developed by a care home.
    The technique, which includes a time warp room, has dramatically improved the health of dementia patients by reminding them of happier days.
    Featuring a gramophone, wireless, Bakelite [...]

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