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
They say word puzzles help keep the brain active in our later years, but researchers at the University College London and Kings College London have found compelling evidence that our daily crossword may have more benefits than previously thought. Cognitive tests In one of the largest of its kind, researchers
Many Australians, including the elderly, identify as LGTBI; people who are either lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or intersex. While it is often believed only a very small number of elderly people are LGBTI, The Department of Health reports that approximately 11% of older Australians identify as LGTBI. Although the majority
Tasmania will soon be home to what is known as a dementia village; a specially designed village exclusively for people living with dementia. The $25 million project will be built upon an old derelict site located at Glenorchy in Hobart’s North. The village is estimated to house approximately 90 residents,
Your mental health is just as important as your physical health, and this is perhaps even more so true for people in their later years. While remaining physically active is not such a simple task as you get older, keeping your brain active and healthy doesn’t need to be difficult