Do at Home Dementia Test

A pen and paper can be used to carry out a simple do at Home Dementia Test

A simple do at Home Dementia Test. The clock drawing test can be used for detecting early signs of dementia

If you suspect a relative or friend is suffering from memory loss that cannot be explained and they are reluctant to go to their doctors for a check up you may want to try to encourage them to take a simple do at home dementia test.

Simple clock drawing tests and word association tests can be used to show an individual that they have a problem with their memory and encourage them to go to see their GP for further investigation.

It is crucial that the symptoms of memory loss are diagnosed as early as possible to get the best treatment possible. A do at home dementia test can help a person come to terms with the fact that they may be suffering from memory loss. » Read more

Jigsaw Puzzles. A simple, old fashioned way to exercise the mind

Jigsaw puzzles can be a great way to help fight dementia

A jigsaw is a great way to stimulate the memory and help fight off dementia

Jigsaw puzzles are an excellent way to exercise the memory.

They seem a bit old-fashioned and dull to most people but the good old-fashioned jigsaw puzzle could be a great way to help fight off early onset dementia and other forms of dementia’s as we grow older research has suggested.

If you know or care for a person who has a memory loss condition,  it may well help them to exercise their memory by using this old-fashioned jigsaw puzzle.

They can be done at leisure, they are cheap to buy and can be easily saved. » Read more

Clock for Person with Dementia

Large display clock for people with dementia. Ideal for care homes and dementia daycare centres

There are many clocks available to buy for a person with dementia. If you are looking for a special timepiece with an easy to read clock face to make it easier for someone to tell the time have a look at a few of the available clocks to buy » Read more

7 risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease

Risk factors for Alzheimer's diseaseNew research carried out by the University of Cambridge has revealed the seven most risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease.

With the research suggesting that up to one-in-three cases could be prevented if people led different lifestyles.

The seven risk factors for developing Alzheimer’s disease are: » Read more

Living with dementia. ITV tonight programme.

Watch the ITV onight programme on living with dementia on ITV playerITV’s popular current affairs programme called ‘Tonight’ broadcast a programme last night on living with dementia.

Fiona Foster meets experts and carers who help those individuals with the illness cope with the condition and she also meets people who are trying to make a difference to the lives of the people with dementia. » Read more

Dementia Friends Video

Become a dementia Friend. Watch the dementia friends videoThe brilliant people over at had a dementia friends video shown on TV last night giving a little more insight into becoming a dementia friend. You may have seen it on ITV, as I did.

The aim is to train 1 million people by 2015 to gain a better understanding and ways to help people living with dementia. This knowledge is then turned into action by any way you feel could benefit somebody with dementia.

This could include volunteering, fundraising, creating more dementia friendly environments or simply just spreading the word of dementia friends via social media. » Read more

How to make a memory book

Help a family member or a friend remember their life stories with the aid of a memory book. We take a look at how to make a memory book and how it can help people with memory loss, dementia and disease such as Alzheimer’s.

How to make a memory book

 What is a memory book?

A memory book contains a collection of photographs, pictures and descriptions placed in a book to help the person or others to remember a persons life’s activities or intersests. Photos of friends and family members, events in their life or work can all be included in a memory book. » Read more

Dementia Training Courses

dementia training courses

Learn about dementia with do at home dementia training coursesHave you ever wanted to learn more about dementia? With dementia training courses online provided by the Skills Network you can learn about dementia awareness and dementia care. With an NCFE Level 2 certificate in the principles of dementia care.

The dementia training courses are ‘Learn from home dementia training courses’. There is no exam at the end and the course last 10-16 weeks.

The NCFE Level 2 certificate dementia training course online will help those in the caring profession, home carers of somebody with the condition as well as those people who are looking at furthering their qualifications and knowledge of dementia care. » Read more

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