More is known about preventing dementia than ever before. It includes taking care of mental health.
Researchers found that most middle aged people said they would not take part in a test of an Alzheimer’s drug, fearing the side effects. From those reported in recent years, it is understandable.
Helping elderly relatives can be difficult, especially when they want to maintain their independence, including those living with dementia, so a light bulb that sees and monitors is a boon.
The most important aspect of dementia care is helping to hold intact the identity of the person with dementia (Kitwood, 2010) As the disease progresses it can seem that the person has changed and is not recognisable as who he/she used to be. But changed behaviour does not mean that the person has disappeared.
A councillor in North Yorkshire County Council has warned that cost cutting has left older people without transport and at risk of loneliness. Shelagh Marshall,