Dementia Awareness Week (18th – 24th May 2014)

  • On May 14, 2014
Next week is Dementia Awareness Week (18th – 24th May 2014). The last 12 months has seen increasing awareness of this condition thanks to increased media coverage. The Alzheimer’s Society are working hard to support those living with the condition and their carers. They are also trying to educate people about the causes and symptoms […]
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Dementia Carers given little information about managing incontinence

  • On September 23, 2013
A recent study, commissioned by the Carers trust has revealed that more than 50% of carers looking after those with dementia have not been given relevant information about incontinence as well as other issues such as correct management or medicines or legal issues. The study also showed that more than half of these  carers had problems […]
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New Study shows the high impact of dementia on Incontinence.

  • On September 4, 2013
A new study proves the expected link between dementia and incontinence but more importantly shows that patients with dementia are three times more likely to be diagnosed with urinary incontinence, and four times more likely to be diagnosed with faecal incontinence. The new study in PLOS Medicine by Robert Grant (Kingston University and St. George’s, […]
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Caffeine may provide some Parkinson’s relief

  • On August 4, 2012
In a small new study, Parkinson’s disease patients who took caffeine pills had slight but noticeable improvements in movement problems. The findings warrant further study, Canadian researchers said. And there are still questions – such as whether patients would develop a caffeine tolerance, eventually blunting the benefits of coffee or caffeine pills. For the new […]
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Link between Incontinence and Alzheimers to be investigated

  • On July 23, 2012
Does Alzheimer’s disease lead to incontinence? Not necessarily, asserts a University of Virginia researcher in the USA.  A new grant from the National Institutes of Health will help professor Karen Rose determine whether people living with Alzheimer’s are incontinent because of the disease, or whether their incontinence and night time agitation – common symptoms of […]
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Dementia going undiagnosed

  • On February 27, 2012
The country is facing a dementia time-bomb with many cases going undiagnosed. Alzheimer’s charities are saying that many people living with dementia don’t have a diagnosis and so aren’t receiving the support, benefits and the medical treatments that are often available. Although everyone is a little bit forgetful now and again, but when memory loss […]
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Tips to managing Incontinence with Alzheimers

  • On January 27, 2012
With Alzheimer’s receiving increasing focus in the media recently more people are vecoming aware of this condition and the impact it has on the daily lives of many people, especially carers. Incontinence is often a symptom of Alzheimer’s but there are steps that can be taken to help manage the condition and remove it’s impact. […]
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