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Improving the Care of People with Dementia in General Hospitals

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[23/09/2013] Academics and healthcare professionals from across Greater Manchester as well as people with a diagnosis of dementia and family carers have teamed up to devise a new training programme for general hospital staff.Improving the Care of People with Dementia in General Hospitals - Read more

Risk Score Predicts 10-Year Dementia Risk for Type 2 Diabetes Patients

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Photo: Measuring blood sugar [23/08/2013] Researchers at Kaiser Permanente and the University Medical Centre Utrecht in the Netherlands have created the first risk score that predicts the 10-year individualized dementia risk for patients with type 2 diabetes.Risk Score Predicts 10-Year Dementia Risk for Type 2 Diabetes Patients - Read more

Dementia: Caregivers May Benefit from Tailored Interventions

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Photo: Woman caring for her mother [22/07/2013] Researchers have found that multiple factors contribute to the burden felt by caregivers of people living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. These factors include the direct impact of providing care upon the caregivers' lives, guilt, and frustration or embarrassment.Dementia: Caregivers May Benefit from Tailored Interventions - Read more

Dementia: Storytelling Program Helps Change Medical Students' Perspectives

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Photo: Elderly people [15/07/2013] Researchers say that storytelling may be one way to improve medical students' perceptions of people affected by dementia. Participation in a creative storytelling program called TimeSlips creates a substantial improvement in student attitudes. Dementia: Storytelling Program Helps Change Medical Students' Perspectives - Read more

Toolkit to Help People with Dementia Goes Online

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Photo: Old man listening to a woman [12/07/2013] DemTalk, an award-winning toolkit designed by Newcastle University experts to help those coping with dementia, has gone online.Toolkit to Help People with Dementia Goes Online - Read more

Robo-Pets May Contribute to Quality of Life for Those With Dementia

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Photo: Glenda Cook with PARO seal - 1 [26/06/2013] Robotic animals can help to improve the quality of life for people with dementia, according to new research. A study has found that interacting with a therapeutic robot companion made people with mid- to late-stage dementia less anxious and also had a positive influence on their quality of life.Robo-Pets May Contribute to Quality of Life for Those With Dementia - Read more

Dementia: Adult Day Services Provide Stress Relief to Family Caregivers

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Photo: Elderly woman with younger woman [27/05/2013] Family caregivers of older adults with dementia are less stressed and their moods are improved on days when dementia patients receive adult day services (ADS), according to Penn State researchers. Dementia: Adult Day Services Provide Stress Relief to Family Caregivers - Read more

Dementia Care Costs among Highest of all Diseases

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Photo: Dementia patient and nurse [08/04/2013] The costs of caring for people with dementia in the U.S. are comparable to – if not greater than – those for heart disease and cancer, according to new estimates by researchers at the University of Michigan Health System and nonprofit RAND Corporation.Dementia Care Costs among Highest of all Diseases - Read more

Tackling Issues of Sexuality among People with Dementia

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[25/03/2013] Managing the delicate issue of sexual expression amongst people with dementia is the focus of a new education resource produced by Griffith University researcher Cindy Jones.Tackling Issues of Sexuality among People with Dementia - Read more

Dementia: Eating Habits Improve Physical and Mental Health

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Photo: Elderly man eating [08/03/2013] A new analysis has found that a combination of methods that help patients with dementia remember proper eating habits can improve their physical health and lessen symptoms of depression. The study indicates that clinicians should consider using this intervention in individuals with dementia who also have poor nutrition and signs of depression.Dementia: Eating Habits Improve Physical and Mental Health - Read more

 
 

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