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Dementia in Western culture

Dementia in Western culture

Posted in : Culture & Dementia on by : Giulia Melchiorre
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  • Culture and Dementia It is difficult to measure how culture impacts dementia. However, 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 ..

    Jun 6, 2018

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    Self-care sanctuary

    Self-care sanctuary

    Posted in : 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. It’s a space where you can ..

    May 28, 2018

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    Cultural experiences and dementia

    Cultural experiences and dementia

    Posted in : Culture & Dementia on by : Giulia Melchiorre

    In this blog we explore the link between culture and dementia. 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 ..

    May 23, 2018

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    Self-care box

    Self-care box

    Posted in : Treatment & Therapies 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

    The healing power of sleep

    Posted in : Treatment & Therapies on by : Giulia Melchiorre

    When the brain renews itself 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 ..

    Apr 30, 2018

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    Genetics and dementia risk: ApoE4

    Genetics and dementia risk: ApoE4

    How is our genetic make-up linked to the risk of developing dementia? And how does it affect disease progression? Answering these questions could be key to developing new treatments. However, the diseases that cause dementia are extremely complex. To date ..

    Apr 23, 2018

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    Self-care: Grounding practices

    Self-care: Grounding practices

    Posted in : Dementia Care on by : Kinga Antal

    In our self care as a carer series, we look at how carers of people with dementia can best look after themselves. What are grounding practices? – re-charging throughout the day – A grounding practice in its essence is an ..

    Apr 16, 2018

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    Vitamin D: the brain’s Wunderkind

    Vitamin D: the brain’s Wunderkind

    We have been exploring environmental risk factors in dementia. One factor we discussed in a previous blog is air pollution. In this blog, we explore the link between Vitamin D and dementia risk. In recent years a lot of research ..

    Apr 10, 2018

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    Self-care as a carer

    Self-care as a carer

    Posted in : 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 ..

    Apr 2, 2018

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    Air pollution and dementia

    Air pollution and dementia

    Posted in : Treatment & Therapies on by : Giulia Melchiorre

    Clean air, clean brain? 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. These include diabetes, ..