What are the different kinds of dementia? Why might a person develop the condition? Here we take a look at some of the most common forms of dementia.
What Are The Different kinds of Dementia?
Some dementias can be reversed. An example could be a head injury that recover naturally or treated with medication.
Other types of dementia cannot be treated and are classed as progressive dementias (where there is no cure and the person worsens with time). These conditions are caused by having a disease that affects how the brain functions.
What is dementia? It is a question that is often asked.
Dementia is an umbrella term for memory loss. That could be with diseases like Alzheimer’s which is the most common ‘disease of the brain’ that causes dementia in the UK and is said to affect over 60% of all diagnosed cases of dementia.
But there are other forms of dementia. You can find a list of other dementia here » Read more
Playing games is one way to help improve your memory
How can you help to improve your memory as we get older? What are the things we should be doing to help improve your memory. Are there ways we can exercise our brains to help us better remember?
It is thought that we can help fight off memory loss and diseases such as Alzheimer’s if we not only look after ourselves but also stimulate our memory.
Help Find a Person Missing with Dementia if They Wander
Help find a person missing with dementia if they have a tendency to wander.
If you are caring for a person with dementia one of the constant worries is if the person gets lost.
It can be very difficult for you if you have to constantly watch the person because they have a tendency to wander off.
One recent case of a person with dementia wandering away from their carer resulted in a major sea rescue operation when a passer-by wrongly suggested that the sufferer had entered the sea.
To make matters worse, the people were on holiday in Spain at the time. Thankfully the person was found in local shops but it highlighted how distressing it can be if a person you are caring for has dementia and wanders away from you. » Read more
Facebook good for the brain keeping the mind active
Facebook good for the brain? A new study suggests it might.
Elderly people might stave off memory loss by using Facebook, the new study suggests. So is Facebook good for the brain?
The social networking site is just what the doctor ordered says the study. It is ideal for older people who are like-minded and can find enjoyment in photo sharing. Discussions about such topics as family life. Health. Retirement, nutrition and fitness.
It has long been reported that sites like Facebook can actually reduce stress, anxiety and depression but now researchers have added brain flexibility to the list.
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