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Reminiscence Therapy Benefits and Nostalgia Products in Dementia Care

What is Reminiscence therapy? Reminiscence Therapy (RT) involves the discussion of past activities, events and experiences with another person or group of people. Usually this would be with the aid of physical prompts such as photographs, household and other familiar items from the past, including music and old sound recordings, etc. According to the research, […]

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Create a Comfortable Environment for Dementia Patients

The living environment for someone with Dementia is crucial. If it is poor, then it may cause a rapid deterioration of their mental state due to stress and confusion, for example. The negative effects of stress and confusion are further explained in one of our previous blogs: How stress and confusion affects dementia patients; however […]

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How a Healthy Lifestyle Can Help Prevent Dementia

With more and more people developing dementia worldwide, and with no current medical solution, one wonders if there is anything that can be done to prevent developing it. According to recent research from Cambridge University 1 in 3 cases of Alzheimer’s disease (the main form of dementia) could be prevented by modifying lifestyle factors. So what […]

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How Stress & Confusion Affects Dementia Patients

The effects of stress can be very damaging to anyone; however in dementia patients the effects can be profound. Reactions to stress are different in persons with Alzheimer’s than in folks with different types of dementia such as Frontal Lobe or a vascular dementia though. The latter two entities can cause a more aggressive reaction […]

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Storytelling and Dementia

Care homes across the UK will be taking part in National Storytelling Week next week as it celebrates it’s 14th year.  Storytelling is usually associated with adults reading to children, but this rich part of our heritage has a lot to offer people of all ages.  Oral storytelling plays an important role in almost every […]

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Common Memory Issues not a Sign of Dementia

“Oh, it’s on the tip of my tongue” We have all had that feeling from time to time, where we can’t quite remember something… a name, a favourite singer, a book title.  We know that we know it, but it remains tantalizingly out of reach.  As Dementia awareness grows, so too does our fear that […]

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Free Guide to Dementia-Friendly Environments

Scottish University collaborates with signage company to create a free guide to creating Dementia-friendly care environments. A new set of resources to help carers create Dementia-friendly environments is to be released free of charge later this year.  The guides and fact sheets will summarise the most common challenges faced, and offer simple tips to making […]

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Is Social Media Damaging Your Short Term Memory?

A recent study by Stockholm’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology has shown that social media can overload the area of our brain that deals with short term memory. This part of the brain needs regular “downtime” in order to efficiently process information, and the study highlighted that this is one time when the adage of “use […]

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Alcohol in Teens Can Put You At Risk of Dementia

A study carried out by Swedish researchers has identified nine risk factors which are believed to be linked to Early Onset Dementia (EOD), many of which occur in adolescence. The study, carried out on around 500,000 Swedish males, identified alcohol intoxication, in the teenage years, as the most serious of the nine factors outlined. Other […]

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Famous Face Test Used in US Dementia Research

Research carried out at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, in Chicago, has suggested that middle aged individuals who fail to recognise or name famous faces, may suffer from a type of early onset dementia.   The study was carried out on 57 participants; 30 of whom had already been diagnosed with primary progressive […]

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Health Secretary Allocates £50m to Dementia-Friendly Projects

Over 100 care homes and hospitals have had their bids accepted for a share of a new £50m dementia fund, the aim of which is to create pioneering care environments for those living with dementia. The projects will form part of a national pilot; showcasing the best dementia-friendly environment examples and identifying the physical changes […]

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Cognitive Stimulation Therapy for Dementia

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy is an evidence based treatment for people with mild to moderate dementia. The idea was devised by Dr Aimee Spector and a team of researchers at University College London. The therapy involves 14 or more sessions of themed, group activities to help people to strengthen their cognitive capacity. The aims of the […]

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Pet Therapy for Dementia

Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) or pet therapy has received increased attention recently having been linked with the improvement of quality of life for dementia patients. With the first trained ‘Dementia Dogs’ in the UK, improving the lives of those with dementia, we take a look at some of the benefits that pet therapy can offer individuals […]

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End of Life Care No Worse For Dementia Patients

Statistics published by the Office for National Statistics, show that relatives of those with dementia stated on their death certificate, rated end of life care as positively as those without dementia mentioned.; with 46% rating overall care in the last three months of life as outstanding or excellent. The figures were published in the Department […]

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‘Digital Dementia’

We have all heard of dementia, with over 800,000 people in the UK living with it, it is hard not to have. But what about the term ‘Digital Dementia’, a relatively new phrase used to describe the early onset of the disease caused by a reliance on digital devices? The term ‘Digital Dementia’ was first […]

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Can students design a breakthrough Dementia app?

Finding ways to improve the lives of those living with Dementia is a goal that spans multiple fields and generations.  In recent weeks, Glasgow Caledonia University hosted a 48-hour “jamming session” for young video game designers with the challenge to create software that could solve problems and make life easier for Dementia patients and their […]

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