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Does my aunt need to be in a care home or not?

... in a care home or not? CARE HOME, MEMORY, COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT, SOCIAL CARE Dear Lesley My elderly aunt is currently living ... a care home. She moved there following several near accidents with hot saucepans and irons and some very bad falls. At the time ...

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

... dementia, both with their own symptoms and treatments.Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment are not the sameGetting forgetful happens to us all. We ... to lose the ability to instantly recall people's names as early as our 30s. And it is perfectly normal to experience embarrassing incidents such ...

How speech therapy can improve communication

... their ability to understand a written or spoken message is affected their cognition (attention/memory) is impaired the voice itself has deteriorated ... could be a number of causes: their actual speech has become impaired (i.e. the sounds that come out of their mouth) ...

Age and swallowing problems - how speech therapy helps

... problems. What causes swallowing difficulties? Difficulties in swallowing can be cognitive and/or physical. Cognitive. Swallowing is almost involuntary. ... is governed by our cognition and that's why someone with a cognitive impairment may have difficulty swallowing. Given this knowledge it's clear that the ...

Designing activities for people with dementia and their families

... stimulated as the disease progresses. It has also been demonstrated that cognitive stimulation is the best tool for reducing a number of symptoms that ... them to complete the jigsaw unassisted. Dexterity and cognitive and visual impairment challenges are also important. Images with a high colour contrast help ...

Is there a "how to" on preventing and diagnosing dementia?

... that we: Watch out for any very mild sign of "cognitive impairment" memory loss, depression, unusual behaviour, inappropriate behaviour ... . Try to help our parent to not be afraid to visit their GP with mild memory loss symptoms Be aware that right now GPs ...

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

... world.Re:Cognition Health is a UK-based healthcare company with expert doctors in mild cognitive impairment and dementia and conditions affecting the brain. Its Central London ... is one of a small number of centres in the UK which is undertaking final- phase international clinical trials for new drugs designed to ...

How to cope when your parent has a stroke

... there are a few that are common for most stroke victims: Cognitive problems (issues with thinking, memory and learning) Vision problems ... one sided) Tiring quickly Depression Anxiety disorders These physical and neurological impairments are usually addressed in your parent's rehabilitation process. The two psychological ...

Treatment and care to slow the progress of dementia

... . Psychologically, dementia can also greatly affect a person's wellbeing and cognitive therapies may also be used to improve mental health. Psychological treatments ... carried out on those who have early signs of dementia or mild impairments. A FINGER study conducted in Finland was found to have a ...

A quick guide to the Senior Railcard and Disabled Persons Railcard

... options. Governments have also provided discounts for specific rail users who may depend on public transport for financial reasons or because they are physically impaired. Two of those discount cards are: Senior Railcard which gives seniors access to rail travel discounts Disabled Person Railcard which gives train ...