Healthcare Advice

Young-Onset Dementia Explained

Dementia affects 850,000 people in the UK and around 42,325 young people have been diagnosed with this disease. Those who show symptoms of dementia before the age of 65 are classified as having early-onset dementia. However, symptoms can start to show from as young as 30 years old. Both young-onset dementia and dementia are caused by a …

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Why Do More Women Get Alzheimer’s?

There are over 47 million people worldwide suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. In the UK alone, 1 million are living with dementia, with over 65% being women. As researchers continue to explore the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, gender disparity has become a complex topic. We take a look at some of the underlying factors, and why women are …

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When Will People Receiving Home Care Get COVID Vaccinations?

The question currently on everyone’s lips is when will they be vaccinated? COVID-19 and the global pandemic it caused has left many feeling isolated, scared and alone. But with the announcement made first by Pfizer/BioNTech, then Oxford/AstraZeneca, and with more being made each week, there is an end in sight. Latest COVID-19 Updates COVID-19 Testing …

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Valentine’s Day & Dementia: What to Consider When Your Partner Has Dementia

Taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia can severely test the vows you made to one another many moons ago. It is a very difficult and strenuous job that inevitably causes pain and grief for the person you once knew – before dementia came crashing into your lives. However, whilst loving and caring for …

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What is Home Care?

Healthcare and nursing care providers often talk about ‘home care’ and ‘domiciliary care’, but what are they exactly, and how to the various services differ? In short, home care is all about enabling your loved ones to remain in their homes instead of moving into a nursing home, by having professional carers and nurses visit them …

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What Foods Help With 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. But which foods are actually effective and which ones should …

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What Does the UK’s Roadmap out of lockdown mean for those receiving care?

As the UK moves towards the government’s irreversible end of lockdown there are plenty of questions left unanswered or unclear. This is the case in particular when looking at the care sector. After a tough 12 months, it’s important that those receiving care and their families are clear on how the next few months will …

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