Jun 18, 2018

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Social networks

Social networks

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

Self-care support system for carers We are social beings. Our connections and interactions with others contribute significantly to how we feel on a day-to-day basis. As one wise man once said, we are the average of the five people we ..

Jun 11, 2018

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Dementia in Western culture

Dementia in Western culture

Although it is very difficult to measure how culture impacts dementia, it is very likely that cultural factors influence how dementia is understood and treated. In Western cultures there is a relatively consistent view of dementia as a medical condition ..

Jun 6, 2018

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Self-care sanctuary

Self-care sanctuary

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

The term ’safe space’ tends to be used with slightly varying meanings. In the context of our self-care series, it refers to a space where you feel most comfortable and safe from day-to-day stress; a space where you can relax ..

May 28, 2018

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How our culture affects the way we experience dementia

How our culture affects the way we experience dementia

Posted in : All, Culture & Dementia, Dementia Care on by : Giulia Melchiorre

Dementia does not discriminate. It can be found anywhere in the world. However, the way dementia is viewed differs between communities, because dementia itself is in part a culturally determined phenomena. It relies on our ability to name and give ..

May 23, 2018

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Self-care box

Self-care box

Posted in : All, 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

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 sure we don’t ..