I have been travelling through Bolivia for the past month, and before coming here, I knew very little about this South American country. It is not a country that is much discussed in Europe, yet, I think the case study ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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, ..
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 ..
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 ..