May 23, 2018

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Self-care box

Self-care box

Posted in : Dementia Care on by : Kinga Antal

As in the previous part of our Self-Care for Carers series, we will continue to explore practices that support our overall well-being. A self-care box is a little treasure-chest for your mind and spirit.  It contains items that as per ..

May 14, 2018

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The healing power of sleep: When the brain renews itself

The healing power of sleep: When the brain renews itself

Posted in : All, Research on by : Giulia Melchiorre

What is sleep Sleep a fundamental part of human existence. Yet, is has been very difficult to pin down an exact definition of sleep itself. Sleep can be defined as a naturally recurring state of mind and body. Our nerve ..

Apr 30, 2018

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Genetics and dementia risk: ApoE4

Genetics and dementia risk: ApoE4

Understanding how our genetic make-up is linked to our risk of developing a neurodegenerative disorder such as dementia, and how it influences disease progression, could be key to developing new treatments. However, the diseases that cause dementia are extremely complex, ..

Apr 23, 2018

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Self-care: Grounding practices

Self-care: Grounding practices

Posted in : All, Dementia Care on by : Kinga Antal

Self-care as a carer series Grounding practices – re-charging throughout the day – A grounding practice in its essence is an activity we can implement on a regular basis to keep calm and collected throughout the day. Its main purpose ..

Apr 16, 2018

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Vitamin D: The Brain’s Wunderkind

Vitamin D: The Brain’s Wunderkind

In recent years there has been an increasing number of studies pointing towards the importance of Vitamin D in human health. Many conditions have been linked to Vitamin D deficiency, including neurodegenerative diseases such as Multiple sclerosis and Dementia. Vitamin ..

Apr 10, 2018

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Self-care as a carer

Self-care as a carer

Posted in : All, Dementia Care on by : Kinga Antal

By Kinga Antal The state of our mental health directly affects our overall well-being. Being a carer it is just as if not more important to be actively thinking about our mental and emotional self-care. Caring for others while making ..

Apr 2, 2018

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Air pollution and dementia: Clean air, clean brain?

Air pollution and dementia: Clean air, clean brain?

Posted in : All, Research, Treatment & Therapies on by : Giulia Melchiorre

The causes of dementia are complex and often not well-understood. Only a small percentage of dementia cases can be explained by genetic mutations. In addition, 7 potentially modifiable risk factors have been identified: diabetes, midlife hypertension and obesity, smoking, depression, ..

Mar 26, 2018

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The Brain Prize 2018: Back to the roots

The Brain Prize 2018: Back to the roots

Posted in : All, Research on by : Giulia Melchiorre
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  • “At a time when there is disappointment about the lack of an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, it seems clear that we need to have a more detailed understanding of the mechanisms of disease” – Professor Michel Goedert   The ..

    Mar 19, 2018

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    Film review: Wrinkles (2011)

    Film review: Wrinkles (2011)

    Posted in : All, Film Reviews on by : Kinga Antal

    „The long goodbye” Wrinkles (2011) The film opens with a strong scene encompassing the frustration and despair that many families arrive to when caring for a loved one with dementia. Rearranging our own life to suit that of an ill ..

    Mar 15, 2018

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    Happy heart, Happy brain

    Happy heart, Happy brain

    Age has long been identified as the biggest risk factor for dementia, i.e. the older we get, the higher our chances of getting dementia. However, there are other risk factors that influence how likely it is that a person gets ..