Dementia

Research into the effects of cataract eye surgery on dementia patients

New clinical trial results from the US, reported at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® in July, suggest that cataract surgery for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias not only improves vision but can also slow down decline in cognition. The clinical trials, currently being undertaken in Cleveland, Ohio, were set up to determine the(…)

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How useful are complimentary therapies in the treatment of dementia?

The Alzheimer’s Society reported in 2013 that 1 in 4 individuals coping with dementia had made use of complimentary or alternative therapies in the previous year. With the possible side effects of conventional medications well documented, and individuals wanting to find any effective method to deal with the results of their dementia, it is easy(…)

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Terry Pratchett: Those of us with dementia need a little help from our friends

Terry Pratchett –  OBE, best selling author, campaigner and fund raiser-  has been tireless in his quest to raise awareness about dementia since his diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease back in December 2007. Suffering from a rare form of the disease, posterior cortical atrophy, which affects his motor skills in particular, he has never stopped(…)

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New Book – Dementia Express – Could Help Slow Memory Loss for Military Veterans

A new study has suggested that military veterans who have suffered a traumatic brain injury are around 60% more likely to be diagnosed with dementia earlier in their lives than those who have never experienced such an injury. Ace Medical Group practicing physician explains how everyone can keep one’s brain at its toe. Rock Hill,(…)

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People should ‘get control’ of their dementia by finding someone to love them, a Government adviser has said

Here’s an interesting article from the Telegraph reporting the comments of Dr Charles Alessi who is the leading advisor for preventable dementia Public Health England. We’re not sure we really agree with Doctor Alessi, particularly with his assertion that “Actually it’s terribly easy to get control over your condition”. At Compassionate Care For All we recognise(…)

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