Dementia and Diabetes : This is what you need to know

Dementia and Diabetes : This is what you need to know

The number of people with both type 2 diabetes and dementia is rising. It is important to know that diabetes being a direct causal factor of dementia remains unproven. The diagnosis of type 2 diabetes is rising because of changing lifestyles and contributory factors...
Why is dementia more likely to affect women?

Why is dementia more likely to affect women?

It is unfortunate but it is a widely known fact that dementia is more likely to affect women than it does men. This is not to say that men are not affected by dementia but there is a higher chance of your mum being diagnosed with dementia as opposed to your dad for...
What to know before caregiving for a parent with dementia

What to know before caregiving for a parent with dementia

Choosing to care for your parents or loved ones with dementia is a very difficult and emotional decision to make. Dementia care facilities such as Livewell offer fantastic support, care and assistance to those living with dementia but unfortunately not all families...
Why speaking about dementia is so important

Why speaking about dementia is so important

We are certain that it comes as no surprise that there is a specific stigma associated with dementia. It is not something that families want to openly talk about to their friends or sometimes even admit to themselves. We’re here to tell you that not only is it...
How loved ones with dementia benefit from your visits

How loved ones with dementia benefit from your visits

Visiting your loved ones who are living with dementia, especially in a long term care facility, can elicit a variety of emotions. It can be a very rewarding and joyful experience, or it may sadden or frustrate you, depending on the response of your loved one, and...