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How can we tell if a parent has Alzheimer's disease?

... How can we tell if a parent has Alzheimer's disease? dementia, alzheimer's, mental health, memory Dementia is a frightening prospect. How can we tell if our parents have it? Could we get it? Are there any treatments? We've been talking to ...

How to help your parent prevent heart disease

... How to help your parent prevent heart disease exercise, healthy eating, heart disease Heart disease affects just under 500,000 people aged 75 and over in the UK. We've gathered together some tips to help your parent reduce the risk of heart disease as they ...

How can we tell if a parent has Alzheimer's disease? Part 2

... How can we tell if a parent has Alzheimer's disease? Part 2 dementia, alzheimer's, mental health, memory Alzheimer's disease is hard to diagnose and so far there's no cure. We've been talking to Re:Cognition Health, the "brain health experts", about ...

Treatment and care to slow the progress of dementia

... Treatment and care to slow the progress of dementia DEMENTIA, ALZHEIMERS DISEASE, SOCIAL CARE With escalating demands on the care industry fuelled ... the growth of dementia, Nicola Mewse, Managing Director at Hales Care, summarises current and potential future treatments for this life-limiting disease. ...

Will I inherit mum's Alzheimer's?

... Will I inherit mum's Alzheimer's? DEMENTIA, MENTAL HEALTH, ALZHEIMERS, MEMORY Dear Lesley My mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's a couple ... result in the loss of brain cells. Those factors include Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's, stroke, the environment and our lifestyles- or ...

Designing activities for people with dementia and their families

... Designing activities for people with dementia and their families DEMENTIA, ALZHEIMERS, CREATIVITY, GIFTS It's hard to watch family members lose the ... benefit in keeping someone living with dementia occupied and stimulated as the disease progresses. It has also been demonstrated that cognitive stimulation is the ...

Age and swallowing problems - how speech therapy helps

... swallow we would compromise our nutrition. A swallowing difficulty is not always a normal part of getting older and could be linked to a disease or disorder. If you notice your parent having a problem with swallowing, it's wise to encourage them to contact their doctor and ...

Why we should all have dementia training

... run by local charity Alzheimer's Dementia Support. She shares the practical tips she learnt for dealing with dementia and her new perspective on the disease. According to the Alzheimer's Society there are over 800,000 people with dementia in the UK and a third of those people ...

Why treating varicose veins effectively is vital to leg health

... who have problems walking, properly fitted graduated compression stockings will also help blood return to the heart through the veins. How does vein disease occur? Normally, blood flows back to the heart in the veins when it is pumped by movement. Veins in the legs ...

How to keep your elderly parent cool in hot weather

... How to keep your elderly parent cool in hot weather heatwave, sleep, heart disease You wouldn't think it possible that your parent could be too hot in British weather yet with the rising temperatures we've been experiencing it's good to be aware of the way heat can ...