What you need to know about dementia and diabetes

What you need to know about dementia and diabetes

While there is no proven direct link between diabetes being a direct causal factor of dementia, the number of type 2 diabetes and dementia is rising. Diagnosis of type 2 diabetes is increasing due to multiple reasons. Sugary and fatty diets, little exercise and...
Do you understand the different stages of dementia?

Do you understand the different stages of dementia?

The word ‘dementia’ describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving, language and other cognitive impairments. The Alzheimer’s Society has explained that these changes are often small to start with, but...
Could COVID-19 increase your risk of dementia?

Could COVID-19 increase your risk of dementia?

The SARS-CoV-2 virus brought with it a flurry of panic in the early days of the pandemic. As South Africa and the world have moved through a first wave, a resurgence and a second wave, epidemiologists have churned out as much information about the virus to help keep...
Memory care activities for the holiday season

Memory care activities for the holiday season

For many people, the holidays are a joyful time of year. But for people with dementia, their families, and their caregivers, the holidays can pose special challenges. Family members want to enjoy the festivities, decorate their homes, spend time doing activities,...
Tips and holiday help ideas for dementia carers

Tips and holiday help ideas for dementia carers

The end-of-year holidays are sometimes called the “silly season”, but they could just as easily be called the “stressful season”. As joyful as it can be to bring the family together to celebrate, or just relax, this is also a time when people report experiencing...