In our article “What to Expect when Being Assessed”, we discuss important information used by consultants when considering a diagnosis of dementia. Everyone’s experience will be different, however, below we share John’s path to a diagnosis of dementia. Here is ..
Receiving a diagnosis of dementia can be a frightening experience. It is, therefore, important that the diagnosis takes place in a timely manner that is correct for you, in the right place, by the right person, and that you are ..
Have you or your loved one noticed changes that affect daily life and want to find out if the reason is dementia or something else? This article outlines the diagnostic criteria for dementia and how doctors approach, assess and investigate ..
The benefits of spending time in nature have been well documented. Interacting with natural environments (i.e. parks, forests and beaches) is associated with better health and wellbeing – from reducing the possibilities of heart disease and diabetes to mental distress ..
Accessing professional Support When you start to notice that the person with dementia is having problems with their vision, it is important to first rule out other conditions. As mentioned in the previous blog, Causes of sight loss in Dementia, ..
Sight loss when coupled with dementia isn’t just about not being able to see things around you. These conditions can lead to disorientation, problems with mobility, increased risk of falls, and difficulties communicating, understanding and learning new tasks. In this ..
Age is a risk factor for developing both dementia and sight loss. It is therefore not surprising that many people living with dementia also have difficulty seeing. The onset of both these conditions can make living with dementia even harder. ..