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What is Korsakoff Syndrome?

Named after its discoverer, the Russian neuropsychiatrist Sergie Korsakoff, Korsakoff is a relatively unknown form of dementia. The syndrome accounts for roughly 10% of dementia cases in people aged between 45 – 65, affecting more men than women. It is a form of Alcohol-Related Brain Damage (ARBD) and is often developed as part of a […]

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Caring for A Pet When You Have Dementia

It is well-known that animals make perfect companions. They are affectionate, offer you unconditional love (even on your worst days), can bring a smile to your face with just one doe-eyed expression and will give you endless cuddles whenever you need them. But their benefits are so much more than just the affection.  Caring for […]

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Can Being Overweight Increase the Risk of Dementia?

In recent years there have a been a number of studies that have looked at the relationship between weight and a dementia diagnosis. Whilst previous research has shown huge disparity, with some studies seemingly proving that increased weight gain poses higher dementia risk, and others showing a link towards lower weight increasing dementia diagnosis, more […]

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Involving the Family and Friends of People with Dementia

When a loved one or family member is diagnosed with dementia it can, understandably, be a difficult time for their family and close friends.  Not only do they need to adjust to the new diagnosis, but they also may struggle to find a place to fit within their loved one’s dementia journey. This is especially […]

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How to Notice the Early Warning Signs of Dementia

As we start to age it is natural that we begin to become more aware of our, and our loved ones, physical and mental health. We may start attempting to spot signs of aging and illness, and, as one of the fastest growing diseases in the elderly, the most common concern is dementia. So, what […]

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Download our free PDF: Spring Activity Ideas

As a new season approaches, we are incredibly proud to launch our next free, downloadable Activity Guide. This edition is crammed full of fantastic spring-related and easy-to-do activities that you can enjoy with a loved one who has dementia. All our activities focus on spending quality time with your loved one, as well as including […]

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What is Young Onset Dementia?

Young onset dementia is defined by the age at which someone develops the disease, with people younger than 65 being classed as young onset dementia patients. However, this age is merely a marker, and bears no biological significance. It essentially means a person has developed the disease prior to retirement, thus being termed as ‘young […]

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Can Alcohol Consumption Increase Dementia Risk?

We all know that drinking too much alcohol has a detrimental effect on our health, causing issues ranging from liver disease to depression. So, whilst cutting alcohol out of your life is not necessary, keeping consumption to a minimum is recommended. The current NHS guidelines state that you should not drink more than 14 units […]

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3 Ways to Spend Mother’s Day with A Loved One with Dementia

Mother’s Day is a special time for families to spend time with their mother’s (or grandmothers). However, if your loved one is living with dementia then Mother’s Day can become a difficult occasion. Your mother may be confused, or seem disengaged and uninterested in the celebration, which can have an impact on the family around […]

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The Importance of Memories for People with Dementia

Memories play an important role in the journey of a person living with dementia. They can be beneficial within dementia therapy and associated activities, and can help those caring for people with dementia understand their loved ones better; their likes and dislikes, as well as their history. Therapy Memory and reminiscence are an incredibly powerful […]

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