Most of us take listening to music for granted. We have access practically whenever we want, through our computers, radios and phones, music is only a touch away. But for elderly people, particularly those faced with dementia, music is but a luxury rarely afforded. At a time when music and
The specific type of dementia therapy, known as goal oriented therapy, has over the past few months been looked into by researchers located in England. This week, the results of their work were presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, where they state goal oriented therapy can substantially help people
A new book that aims to give an in-depth look and insight into the home care sector has revealed a workforce that often feels underappreciated and undervalued. The book, which is largely based on interviews with home care staff workers, was put together by socio-legal researcher and author Lydia Hayes.
There are many proposed ways of how best to reduce the risk and delay the onset of dementia, but many of these techniques are often under researched to give conclusive results. Last month, however, in a landmark study, researchers from the Committee on Preventing Dementia and Cognitive Impairment put forward
When we refer to dementia, it commonly refers to one of three types; Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia or frontotemporal dementia. The issue with these three types of dementia is that some symptoms are shared, while others are not. As a result, diagnosing specific types of dementia can sometimes prove difficult.
If you were to enter a care home, respite centre or the like, you often wouldn’t be too surprised to find the vast majority of staff being female. Many men tend not pursue careers in the industry, which is often attributed to a number of social and economic factors and beliefs, such