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Foods preventing dementia

We are inundated with information on how diet is the main deal-breaker when it comes to staying healthy.

While physical health is widely-known to be influenced by what we eat, researchers are now pointing out foods that may help prevent cognitive diseases, such as dementia and Alzheimer's.

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Vascular dementia

A recent study commissioned by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) revealed that stroke survivors are twice as likely to develop dementia later in life. According to the analysis, 8.6% of stroke survivors in the UK are presently living with dementia, with almost three quarters of them being diagnosed with vascular dementia.Read more...

Exercises for people with dementia

Regular physical activity is the most effective way to maintain and improve both an individual's physical and mental health. Keeping physically fit and healthy can drastically reduce people's risk of serious conditions such as diabetes and heart failure. However, when affected by a disease such as dementia, it can become increasingly difficult to maintain keeping active.Read more...

Signs of Alzheimer's

According to the Alzheimer's Society, there are over 850,000 with Alzheimer's disease (DA), and although it mostly affects adults 65 and above, over 42,000 under 65 are affected by Alzheimer's. This means that the average age to get diagnosed is between 40 to 50.

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help a lost or confused stranger.

It's common to find people out in public who are asking for help perhaps for directions, or for change. It's almost a daily occurrence that a stranger will approach you or someone next to you on the street. While it is easy and often the case to ignore these people, especially if you have a busy schedule, you never know what their background could be.

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Games for dementia patients to play

It's important for patients living with dementia to keep an active mind and continue to have a sense of fun. Keeping the patient focused on a task for an extended period of time means that they will engage and enjoy the interaction with carers, family, or friends, something they may be missing out on. One of the best ways to maintain these meaningful relationships and to keep an active mind is to play games.

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Animal therapy

Living with dementia can be difficult, but there is research to suggest that animal therapies can help those with the condition. Here, Sean Whiting from pet and equestrian supplies specialist Houghton Country explains the benefits that animals can have for people with dementia.

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People living with dementia can sometimes exhibit behaviour in ways that can be aggressive. Whether that’s physical or verbal, the actions of the person can be distressing for them and those around them. The nature of the behaviour can lead to friends and family agreeing that their loved one would benefit from professional support such as home care or dementia care.

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Elderly parent refusing help

It’s hard to take when an elderly parent refuses help. You love your parents very much and you would do anything for them. For many years they look after you, even when you move out from the family home. No matter where you are in the world, your parents will always look out for you but there comes a time when the situation turns.

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Elderly people in hot weather

We’re in the middle of a heatwave and the UK is enjoying some of the hottest weather we’ve ever experienced. From the sunbathing to the barbecues, this beautiful weather offers a lot of positives, but not everyone enjoys it. Whilst the hot weather is putting the majority of the UK in a great mood, the rising temperatures can lead to a long list of health problems, especially for the elderly.

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