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This week in health – 09/03/2018

9Mar

This week in health

Bringing together some of the biggest news stories in the world of health, this week’s talkhealth news roundup will focus on some wide-ranging topics. Obesity has been one of the biggest health topics of the week, with many papers and … Continue reading

  

This Week in Health News: Treatment for Skin Cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease; The Junior Doctors Dispute Wares On

19Apr

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Over the last few weeks, we’ve covered a number of positive health stories about potential breakthroughs in the treatment of deadly diseases including cancer. The potential good news continues this week, with the announcement of a new combination of drugs … Continue reading

  

God, Please Help My Mother Die

31Jul

I am not a religious person.  I’m not even sure I believe in a higher power, let alone one true God.  Even so, for the past several years I often find myself praying. When I do pray, it is always … Continue reading

  

The Alzheimer’s Person and Baby Doll Therapy

10Jun

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Those of us who are Alzheimer’s caregivers are used to seeing abilities ebb away. My mom — whom we call Mummy — was once a highly social person who always had to stay busy. Cooking and baking were her passions, … Continue reading

  

Alzheimers leaves clues in blood

4Jun

Blood test for Alzheimers

With approximately 75% of the estimated 36 million Alzheimer’s sufferers worldwide yet to receive a reliable diagnosis, the potential impact on the lives of possible sufferers, present and future, could be huge. Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease most frequently … Continue reading

  

Talking about dementia still too tough for half of us

21May

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Almost half of UK adults would find it difficult to tell their own family if they thought they had dementia according to a poll commissioned by Alzheimer’s Society published today (Tuesday 21 May).     The YouGov survey – released … Continue reading

  

How one picture can be worth a thousand words

10Apr

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Written by Darren Gormley A few years ago I was contacted by a speech therapist who asked if I would visit Mark, an 82 year old man diagnosed with mixed dementia. The speech therapist had been working with Mark as part of … Continue reading

  

When it’s no longer safe to drive

3Apr

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Many people will spend decades behind the wheel of a car. For some this is a lifelong passion and a symbol of independence, while for others it’s just a necessary part of modern life. However, there comes a time when we … Continue reading

  

Repetitive Questions: Facing The Many Different Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

1Apr

When you are caring for someone with memory loss, the days all run together.  Indeed, it may often seem as though you are living in a remake of the movie Groundhog Day, where nothing ever changes. Life is like a … Continue reading

  

Finding the Humor in Dementia

12Mar

Alzheimer’s disease is the pits.  Yet, even in the midst of all the pain, frustration and anger, there is sometimes the funny. Oh sure, the humor isn’t the hilarious, laugh-out-loud kind, but it certainly can make you smile or relieve … Continue reading

  

Talking to the family about Alzheimer’s

8Mar

Many people are afraid to talk about mental health. In many ways, it is one of the last great taboos in modern society. But talking is very important. When a loved one begins to lose their mental faculties, they may … Continue reading

  

Pioneering dementia research projects receive £22m Government boost

21Dec

Twenty one pioneering research projects to boost dementia diagnosis rates and trial ground breaking treatments have been selected to receive a share of £22million of Government funding, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced today. Visiting pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly’s UK dementia … Continue reading

  

Behaviour that might challenge

22Oct

Behaviours that need special skills and understanding within the care home setting-Wandering The wandering resident needs specific understanding. The prevalence of wandering behaviour is difficult to assess but estimates suggest that it will occur in up to 25% of people … Continue reading

  

Department of Health launches dementia awareness campaign

25Sep

The Department of Health, in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Society has launched a brand new campaign aimed at helping to assist with early diagnosis of dementia. The campaign was launched last week to coincide with World Alzheimer’s Day (September 21). … Continue reading

  

Is your life affected by acne, eczema or psoriasis?

24Feb

IWC Media make intelligent and thoughtful documentaries including Terry Pratchett: Living with Alzheimer’s and The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive with Stephen Fry, as well as blue chip science programmes such as Brave New World and Stephen Hawking – … Continue reading

  

Maggie – A lifetime defined by dementia – I don’t think so….

23Jan

I have been looking forward to seeing the film ‘The Iron Lady’ due to all the hype and in particular to see how the aspect of dementia has been depicted, so Sunday afternoon saw my daughter who is 19 and … Continue reading

  

My first blog – vascular dementia

30Dec

Hi – I’m Catriona and part of the talkhealth team……I’ve had Deborah on my case since we started getting serious about our talkhealth blog to share with you my experiences of having an elderly parent in the advanced stages of … Continue reading

  

Sweetie, If it’s Not Natural – It’s Not Natural

24Oct

I wish I had a pound/dollar/euro/escudo for every time I have mentioned the dangers of sugar substitutes because I could have retired to Cancun years ago – but stick with me because recent news makes it worth repeating. Three key … Continue reading

  

Science shows a jog a day keeps the doctor away

13Oct

Exercise could be used to prevent or even treat a whole range of physical and mental health conditions, according to research revealed by eminent scientists at a London conference today. The findings of scientific research were presented to a packed … Continue reading

  

Big Head May Protect Against Dementia

13Jul

According to research carried out at Munich University, having a big head may help protect against the worst ravages of dementia. Researchers found that people with Alzheimer’s with the largest craniums had better memory and thinking skills than patients with … Continue reading