Providing first aid to someone with dementia

Providing first aid to someone with dementia

According to the World Health Organisation, approximately 47.5 million people worldwide suffer from dementia. This number is set to skyrocket with the increasing elderly population. Providing first aid for patients with dementia can be challenging and it’s important...
What causes wandering in people with dementia?

What causes wandering in people with dementia?

When your loved one has dementia, they may not remember their name or address, and can become disoriented, even in familiar places. Wandering among people with dementia is dangerous and it is one of the biggest concerns for caregivers. As the disease progresses,...
Could boosting cognitive abilities start with your gut?

Could boosting cognitive abilities start with your gut?

New research suggests taking probiotics could be beneficial for memory, particularly for those with dementia. They’re often taken to improve gut health and boost immunity, but researchers from Iran say probiotics could also benefit brain health. In a recent trial of...
How to have the end of life that you want

How to have the end of life that you want

Thinking about death is frightening, but planning ahead is practical and leaves more room for peace of mind in our final days. In a solemn, thoughtful talk, Judy MacDonald Johnston shares 5 practices for planning for a good end of life. Although many people indicate...
The therapeutic role of pets in dementia patients

The therapeutic role of pets in dementia patients

English novelist George Eliot once wrote: ‘Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms’. Researchers have for long observed that the human association with pets is positive for us, and can even have health benefits, including...
Providing first aid to someone with dementia

Getting an accurate diagnosis for dementia related symptoms

Dementia is a specialised area of expertise and requires a specialised, and not general, approach. A visit to the following specialists should achieve an accurate diagnosis: Physician Physicians focus on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases and...