Fronto-temporal dementia is a rare form of dementia it is a relentless condition and affects 800,000 of us here in the UK. And is the result of damage to the areas of the brain responsible for behaviour, emotions and language.
A fairly new treatment called Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) was developed in 2003 by a team at University College London. CST is a programme of structured activity sessions for small groups of dementia sufferers, recommended by the National Inst
How to install a Grab Bar
Grab bars are especially manufactured to hold at least 250 lbs. Towel bars and other light-duty bars are not strong enough to be used as a grab bar and withstand weight being applied. Therefore, Grab bars provide extra security in the bathroom for that first, perhaps, slippery step. Based on some customers asking us on how they are installed I have spoken with one of our partners and asked him to list some instructions that maybe useful. Ensuring t
Different Approaches to Dementia Care Globally
According to a report by Alzheimer’s Disease International, nearly 36 million people across the globe have Alzheimer’s disease. And without a cure found, the likelihood is that this number will surely increase to 115 million people by 2050. Given this increase more and more countries are recognising Alzheimer’s disease as a health crisis, and from some research here follows some findings on how some countries are approaching de
What is Dementia?
Dementia refers to a decline in cognitive capacities to such an extent that the daily living is greatly affected. Dementia includes, but not restricted to, memory loss.
Other capacities that are compromised are language, communication skills, perception, judgement and reasoning. Dementia can be reversible or irreversible - reversible dementia has an acute onset and can be cured by treating the 'cause'. Irreversible dementia has a more prolonged onset and
Social Care Reform: Pensioners with £123,000 assets to get Government help
Old age pensioners and those approaching retirement have according to reports been sold worthless ‘trust’ schemes that apparently promise to protect their home if they were to go into care.
Whitehall guidelines and a tough new approach by local authorities mean that any ‘asset-protection trust’ that has been created to spare people having to sell their home should long-term care be needed will be d