Fear of ageing increases your risk of dementia, and other stories…

We’ve selected a few recent dementia-related stories that we think may be of interest to you, including a man who has shared his wife’s struggle with Alzheimer’s to help others…

 

Worried about getting older? Fear of ageing increases your risk of dementia

Dementia symptoms include memory loss and confusion. You could prevent developing a neurodegenerative condition, including Alzheimer’s disease, by having a positive outlook on life, research has claimed.

You could lower your risk of developing a neurodegenerative condition by having a positive outlook on life, scientists have claimed.

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Man shares wife’s struggle with Alzheimer’s to help others

Imagine not recognizing your grown children, or caring for a loved one who doesn’t know who you are.

Both are very real scenarios when talking about Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia.

Doctor Faffer of the Naples Senior Center says it’s not unlikely for you to be a caregiver.

“Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are right here in our community,” Faffer said. “One in nine individuals will be diagnosed in the state of Florida.”

Many groups and organizations dedicated to memory care services wants family members to make sure you are educated on the disease, and prepared to face the future, no matter how hard it might be.

And one man is sharing his experience as a caregiver in hopes of making others’ journey easier.

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Daily chats improve lives of people with dementia, study says

Spending just 10 minutes a day talking to people with dementia about their interests or family could help improve their quality of life, according to a study.

Researchers carried out a nine-month trial in 69 care homes in England.

One-to-one interaction, combined with personalised care, significantly reduced the residents’ anger and agitation, the study found.

The authors said other homes should try taking a more “personal” approach.

Read the full story here.