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Dance away dementia

Laugh, sleep, dance and socialise your way to a happier and healthier brain

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5th Jun 2018
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Restlessness in people with dementia

Mary Jordan explains why some people with dementia wander and offers tips for carers on how to cope with restlessness.

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5th Jul 2016
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Dementia care - practical daily tips

We’re delighted to continue to have Mary Jordan as our regular Dementia Expert Contributor. This month, practical daily tips for dementia care.

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27th Apr 2016
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Dementia for carers

Mary Jordan, our dementia expert, cautions carers against imposing what they think is best for the person they care for.

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23rd Mar 2016
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Early signs of dementia

How to spot the signs of Alzheimer's and dementia and support your loved ones

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19th Mar 2016
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The future of dementia care

How understanding dementia symptoms and progression can help maintain independence and quality of life.

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4th Dec 2015
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Emotional thinking and dementia

Mary Jordan explains how carers can cope with 'emotional thinking' as dementia progresses.

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25th Aug 2015
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Dementia and communication

50connect's regular dementia columnist Mary Jordan at the communication difficulties faced by dementia sufferers.

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19th Jun 2015
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Dementia support: building a team to help you

Caring for someone with dementia is a massive undertaking and it's important to have the support of friends and family.

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17th Apr 2015
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Problems with vision

Mary Jordan explains how failing eyesight can be an indicator of dementia and the importance of remembering it is our brains that process vision not our eyes.

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2nd Mar 2015
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Winter is a challenge for dementia carers

50connect's regular dementia columnist Mary Jordan looks at the challenges of caring for someone during the winter months.

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5th Jan 2015
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Helping people with dementia enjoy Christmas and other celebrations

Mary Jordan offers tips on how to include a loved one with dementia in your Christmas celebrations

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17th Dec 2014
Mary Jordan
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The importance of dementia prevention

Dr Lynda Shaw continues her look at health issues affecting older people with a look at dementia prevention

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16th Jun 2014
Lynda Shaw
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Never too late to begin a healthy lifestyle

A misspent youth can sometimes lead us to think that there is no point in working on a healthy lifestyle, but research suggests this isn’t the case, particularly when it comes to brain health.

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31st Mar 2014
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What should you do if you think you are developing dementia?

Dr Mary Jordan highlights some key indicators that could help you recognise the early signs of dementia.

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18th Sep 2013
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Dementia facts

42% of people in the UK believe there is no available treatment for dementia. Understand the disease that costs the nation £23 billion a year.

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20th May 2013
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Dementia – a public health perspective

How dementia care and specialist dementia services impact on the NHS

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20th May 2013
Fiona Flaherty
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Dementia - Time to talk

If you're worried that someone close to you is losing their memory, encourage them to see their GP

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4th Dec 2012
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Finding dementia support

Dementia will see your partner or parent’s mental acuity decline as their symptoms advance. As much as the support you offer is important, so too is the support that you need.

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28th Nov 2012
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My dementia experience - Ann's story

Ann Johnson knows first hand how important it is to get the right help and support as soon as possible. Ann from Cheshire was only 52 when she was diagnosed with dementia.

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22nd Nov 2012
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My dementia experience - Yvonne's story

Yvonne Wilson talks about her husband's Alzheimer's and how early diagnosis has helped them lead a normal life for longer.

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22nd Nov 2012
Gareth Hargreaves
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One million ‘Dementia Friends’ will help make life better for people with dementia

The Dementia Friends scheme, launched by Prime Minister David Cameron, is the country’s biggest ever project to change the way people think about dementia.

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19th Nov 2012
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Dementia care: reading stimulates memories and imagination

Staff in care homes have long known of the value of reading aloud to dementia sufferers. Poetry and prose, sometimes accompanied by photographs or illustrations, have been found to stimulate memories and imagination.

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19th Nov 2012
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Government pledge on dementia

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt reveals Government dementia plan on Today.

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19th Nov 2012
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Stars back new campaign to drive awareness for dementia

Sir Michael Parkinson, Fiona Phillips and Gordon Banks support national “A Day to Remember” campaign, calling for the public not to delay talking about dementia

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19th Nov 2012
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Tips for families living with dementia

Understanding dementia and the needs of the person who has the condition.

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19th Nov 2012
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I cared for my Mother through dementia

Michael Fassio’s experiences of caring for his Italian-born mother, Renza, with dementia.

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19th Nov 2012
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Does beetroot juice combat dementia?

Miracle cures and fad remedies, NHS Choices Behind the Headlines examines claims that beetroot can delay onset of dementia.

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19th Nov 2012
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Dementia: reading stimulates memories and imagination

Staff in care homes have long known of the value of reading aloud to dementia sufferers. Poetry and prose, sometimes accompanied by photographs or illustrations, have been found to stimulate memories and imagination.

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7th Oct 2010
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