What is Dementia? Dementia is a complex, often misunderstood condition that causes great distress to families. Roughly 850,000 people suffer from dementia in the UK, with 1 in 6 people over the age of 80 suffering from some form of the condition. These numbers are expected to rise to over 1 million people with the … Continue reading “What is dementia?”
With 850,000 people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in the UK, and a significant number of the rest of the aging population suffering from dementia from other causes, it is likely that many families will find themselves trying to make the home safe for individuals with dementia. The following is a list of proactive steps you can … Continue reading “Home Safety for Dementia and Alzheimer Sufferers”
Dementia affects millions of people worldwide each year. It is believed that over 18 percent of all men and women over the age of 75 experience some degree of dementia. Annually this figure is rising with many younger people, sometimes as young as 40 developing symptoms. While genetics and other factors play a part, research … Continue reading “Dementia: how you may be able to reduce the risk”
As the population ages, many more people must deal with diminishing cognitive abilities that signal the onset of dementia. More help is available for dementia than ever before in terms of medication, social services and specialized care. Aging is the greatest single risk factor for dementia, but genetics and lifestyle also play a part. The … Continue reading “6 Tips For Reducing Your Risk of Dementia”
Reactive arthritis is a condition that affects children, young people, adults, and older people. In addition to causing inflammation and joint pains, reactive arthritis has its own set of symptoms. This article will examine the symptoms, causes, and possible treatments for this type of arthritis.