Is there a difference between Alzheimers and Dementia?
Dementia is not a disease but an umbrella term to cover a set of symptoms such as:
Memory loss, Personality change, and impaired intellectual functions because of disease or trauma to the brain.
It has many possible causes. There are diseases that progressively attack brain cells and connections, notably Alzheimers, Parkinsons or Huntingdons disease. It can also be caused by conditions such as a stroke, that can dis
Exercise gets the heart pumping and cuts your Dementia risk
Any exercise that gets the heart pumping may reduce the risk of Dementia and slow the condition's progression once it starts, according to a Mayo Clinic study published in September 2011 by the Mayo Clinic. Researchers examined the role of aerobic exercise in preserving cognitive abilities and concluded that it should not be overlooked as an important therapy against Dementia.
Examples include walking, gym workou
Dehydration symptoms in the Elderly It’s essential to keep hydrated but when the weather heats up, it’s easy to forget to drink enough . People often think they’re hungry and eat, when in fact they’re thirsty and need to sip still water (not fizzy drinks). It may seem trivial, but dehydration can lead to distressing symptoms, and can seriously impair physical and mental capacity. If untreated, it can lead to heat exhaustion, which may need hospital treatment. And above all it
Changes in your lifestyle could help reduce the risk of developing Alzheimers. Half of all Alzheimers disease cases could possibly be prevented by lifestyle changes such as exercise , eating healthily and not smoking.
They say hundreds of thousands of patients could potentially avoid the hard hitting illness simply by changing their bad habits.
Around 820,000 people in the UK suffer from Dementia, of which half have Alzheimers, and this is expected to rise to 1 million
Bake a cake or do some gardening to help delay Alzheimers
As you would expect given that I work in the Mobility Aids sector, I take an active interest in reading about all the Health issues that the elderly face. After all, one day I will also be elderly and in need of various types of support and help – not just Mobility Aids.
Apparently, according to new research conducted by a UK university, there are steps you can take in order to help reduce your chances of developing
Carers Allowance Information. And who can get help?
A Carers Allowance of £58.45 is available to anyone over 16 who cares for someone for at least 35 hours a week. To qualify for this, the person being looked after must be receiving Disability Living Allowance at the highest or middle rate.
Young Carers cannot get Carers Allowance if earning more than £95.00 a week, or if they are at school or college for more than 21 hours a week. Those over 16 who want to stay in educat