The 7 biggest risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease
New 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 of medical dementia could be prevented if people led different lifestyles.
Although there is no cure for Alzheimer’s or some of the many other kinds of dementia at the moment we can cut down our risk by trying to lead healthier lifestyles.
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ITV’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
A dementia friends video made by the brilliant people over at Dementiafriends.org.uk was 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 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. » Read more
Do you want to know how do you make a memory book and what is a memory book for? What can be put in a memory book & how they can help a family member or a friend remember their life stories?
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. » Read more
Dementia training courses online
Have you ever wanted to learn more about dementia? Why not take a dementia training course
The are dementia training courses can be studied online. They are provided by the Skills Network where 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