What You Can Do About Dementia

Research based tips on fighting dementia Your doctor’s voice drops to that tone we all save for delivering bad news. “The test results are back and you have dementia.” Questions swirl around your head and you struggle to voice them. How can you fight dementia? What...

How to Protect Your Brain from Sugar Damage

Protect your brain from sugar damage by cutting the toxic white powder from your diet. High blood sugar levels may cause brain damage. When you eat a diet high in simple sugars and carbohydrates you are putting your brain at risk for damage. Chronic high blood sugar...

How to help older adults stave off depression

When taking care of an ageing loved one, most carers focus on the senior’s physical health. However, it’s also important to focus on emotional well-being. Due to shifting brain chemistry, decreased independence, and other factors, seniors have a high risk of...

What is Sundown Syndrome?

Sundown Syndrome is when people with dementia may become more confused, restless or insecure late in the afternoon or early evening. It can be worse after a move or a change in their routine. They may become more demanding, restless, upset, suspicious, disoriented and...

Fall Prevention and Safeguarding

Reduce your risk by helping you to feel safe Between one third and half of people aged over 65 suffer a fall in any given year. Apart from the pain , discomfort and inconvenience, the after effects of a fall can be life changing. Most of these falls are minor, but...

Can Dementia Come and Go?

Nearly everyone who cares for someone with dementia has a story like this: “Just yesterday, mum spent most of the day sitting quietly and barely said a word. When I brought her lunch, she looked at me like I was a stranger. This morning, she greeted me cheerfully and...