Study: Exercise Can Prevent Dementia

Exercising Keeps Your Mind Strong – Here’s Why “Why Is This Important? Because this is the first comprehensive study to show environmental factors can affect dementia. Long Story Short A report by British health charity Age UK has stated that some basic lifestyle changes can help prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, something which has…

Dementia in the acute setting

Sadly, I have yet another horror story of our acute sector in Australia, and their mistreatment of people with dementia. Obviously I had hoped the experiences I wrote of three years ago had not continued, and that care for this very marginalised group might have improved. But alas, it seems not. When I wrote about…

Dementia Is Not Dementia Is Not Dementia

I’ve been away for a week, and almost every day someone has asked me is Alzheimer’s Disease the same as dementia, even a registered nurse working in aged care. One taxi driver said he thought his mum was ‘soooooo lucky’ to have Alzhiemer’s Disease and not dementia like his father, although then went into a…

Glenn Campbell lives well with dementia

Glenn Campbell has not allowed Alzheimer’s Disease to stop him from living his pre-diagnosis life. His wife Kim and family have supported and enabled him to continue singing and recording, and Glenn is living well with dementia. His wife Kim said that his doctors are convinced his continuing to be physically active and remaining meaningfully…

Dementia and the downhill slide

The last two weeks we have faced the deaths of two friends, both with younger onset dementia although my dear friend Michael had so many other serious illnesses, thankfully it was right down at the bottom of the ladder of his life. However, for the last few days we have been waiting on the phone call to…

Euthanasia vs no Euthanasia: the debate continues

Three thought provoking articles to continue this growing debate…   A matter of life and death Saturday 1 June 2013 5:o5 pm; Repeated: Wednesday 1pm Presented by David Rutledge Despite considerable advances in end-of-life care, the push to legalise voluntary euthanasia seems to be growing in intensity and desperation. For those who want to see…

Dementia and aluminium

There have been a number of emails flying around for some time regarding the risk of aluminium and dementia. Here is the latest on the topic. In terms of aluminium and dementia risk, very high levels of aluminium in the brain are toxic and can cause cognitive impairment, but the evidence is now fairly conclusively…