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Timothy West On Coping With Dementia

Timothy West, husband to well-loved ‘Fawlty Towers’ actress Prunella Scales has spoken candidly about how her dementia has affected their lives on a daily basis. He admitted that he is having to adjust to her rapidly deteriorating memory and often finds himself having to repeat sentences to Prunella...

Perfect Christmas Gifts For Older People

Many people find it difficult buying for older relatives, often because their choices are often narrowed to the old tried and trusted slippers, gloves or cardigan for fear of getting it wrong. This year, why not give them something to make them really smile and even give them some much needed fun! 

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A Jolie - Alzheimer's Cure

An American research team has found that people who develop a dementia like Alzheimer’s may have lower levels of a particular protein in their bodies. The gene that makes the protein is also linked with breast and ovarian cancer; Miss Jolie’s discovery that she had this gene – and was eight times mo...

Loss Of Smell Linked To Dementia

 

A simple sniff test may determine if people are at risk of developing dementia, researchers claim. Studies have found that a failing sense of smell may be an early warning sign of the disease, with those showing the worst symptoms being more likely to get a dementia like Alzheimer’s. 

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Change In Humour Could Be Linked To Dementia

 

Have you noticed a change in a loved one’s sense of humour recently? Do they prefer to watch Mr Bean over more satirical comedy shows like Yes Minister these days? This could be an early warning sign of developing a dementia such as Alzheimer’s, experts warn. 

These personality changes can be qu...

Brain Training For The Elderly | Proof It Really Works

Just 60-75 minutes of brain training a day makes all the difference to cognitive abilities, according to a US Government study. Even people aged over 74 found an improvement in their reasoning and processing skills – up on a period of 10 years.

Participants who were given around 10-12 sessions, were ...

The Decades Quiz Mat is Here!

Yes, it’s true!  A great new addition to our very popular range of quiz mats is now here!  We know how you all love our Target Mat range so we are very excited to launch our newest Decades Quiz Mat that combines gentle exercise with 150 reminiscence question cards to jog treasured memories and encou...

Cuddling May Counteract Dementia Symptoms

New studies are finding that cuddling may actually do more for us than we think. Doctors working on trials in Canada have identified a specific hormone that is released during close contact with loved ones (especially prevalent in mothers with infants) called Oxytocin. The hormone has been found to ...

Colour Each Day to Keep Stress Away

It’s official! Adult colouring books are the new phenomenon sweeping not only the UK but now in many other parts of the world. Seen as a way to ‘switch off’ from an increasingly electronic world, people from all walks of life are taking up colouring not only as an individual pastime, but as a group ...

Libraries - A New Source for Reminiscence Collections

Your local library may now be able to offer a range of resources to assist with reminiscence in the elderly and for anyone with a dementia like Alzheimer’s. These are in the form of Reminiscence/Memory Boxes that are available on loan and are filled with an assortment of items such as scrapbooks, po...