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A basic ‘primer’ on biological aspects of a dementia – pt. three

A basic ‘primer’ on biological aspects of a dementia – pt. three ›

1st October 2014 | Categories: Dementia

A few weeks ago we began to look at some of the biological causes of dementia. In particular we singled out the primary dementias and concentrated on DAT, and then upon vascular causes. The week before we looked at memory, memory systems and the processes by which memories are made – and lost. This week…

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Dementia Care: A Basic ‘Primer’ on Biological Aspects of a Dementia – pt. two

Dementia Care: A Basic ‘Primer’ on Biological Aspects of a Dementia – pt. two ›

4th August 2014 | Categories: Dementia

Last week we began to look at some of the biological causes of dementia, in particular we singled out the primary dementias and concentrated on DAT. The week before we looked at memory, memory systems and the processes by which memories are made – and lost. This week we look at the second most common…

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Dementia Care: A Basic ‘Primer’ on the Symptoms of Dementia

Dementia Care: A Basic ‘Primer’ on the Symptoms of Dementia ›

25th July 2014 | Categories: Dementia

Last week we began to look at some of the biological aspects of a dementia. In particular we singled out the primary dementias and looked at memory; memory systems and the processes by which memories are made – and lost. This week we look at some of the other distinguishing features of the primary dementias….

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Dementia Care: A Brief Look at Memory

Dementia Care: A Brief Look at Memory ›

21st July 2014 | Categories: Dementia

The content of our last three blogs, and the theme running through the last six months, has been that people living with a dementia, at all stages of the major known dementias, retain many abilities commonly thought lost, and that even at the very end of life there is a very real ‘self’ residing within….

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Dementia Care: Can the ‘arts’ prove successful as part of caring for someone living with a dementia? Part 3

Dementia Care: Can the ‘arts’ prove successful as part of caring for someone living with a dementia? Part 3 ›

11th July 2014 | Categories: Dementia

Last week we looked at a theory, based in the biological realm, that suggests at certain ‘stages’ within the more destructive dementias, the person would indeed receive none too little benefit from the presentation of such therapeutic use of ‘art’. This week we present a very different, more humanistic model which views the inner world…

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Dementia Care: Can the ‘Arts’ Prove Successful as Part of Caring for Someone Living With a Dementia?

Dementia Care: Can the ‘Arts’ Prove Successful as Part of Caring for Someone Living With a Dementia? ›

27th June 2014 | Categories: Dementia

This week we begin to take a look at the controversy that arises when we discuss the creative art, and higher arts the great works of classical music, painting, literature etc. The areas of the brain which are designed to allow us to comprehend and make sense of these arts, and to interpret their ‘meaning’…

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Dementia Care: Stress and Dementia – Consolidating Our Learning in Practice

Dementia Care: Stress and Dementia – Consolidating Our Learning in Practice ›

23rd June 2014 | Categories: Dementia

Dementia acts as a stressor to the internal system of an affected individual by its alteration in perceptions of the external environment and therefore the individual’s reactions to it. External stimuli from the environment create the opportunity for appraisal. This refers to the person’s inner resources and their ability to cope with the presented challenges….

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Dementia Care: Stress and Dementia: A Balancing Act: Good and Bad Stress

Dementia Care: Stress and Dementia: A Balancing Act: Good and Bad Stress ›

13th June 2014 | Categories: Dementia

We all think we know a little about stress. We have all been stressed and many of us will have experienced distress, but if you are reading this blog it is likely at this point you have managed to return to a normal state of arousal – you have achieved a sense of homeostasis. Life…

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Dementia Care: The Little Known ‘Secret’ To Successful Care of Someone Living With a Dementia pt. 2

Dementia Care: The Little Known ‘Secret’ To Successful Care of Someone Living With a Dementia pt. 2 ›

9th June 2014 | Categories: Dementia

This week we take a second look at a concept introduced during the past series of blogs and pursued more deeply in last week’s blog. We have asked you to seriously consider environmental pressure – both built and social and to consider these as stressors. In today’s blog, which is deliberately short as it is…

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Dementia Care: The Three Tier Prosthetic Environment

Dementia Care: The Three Tier Prosthetic Environment ›

23rd May 2014 | Categories: Dementia

To recap from last week’s blog and to summarise thoughts expressed over the last three environment specific blogs: If each area of the care environment is designed to compensate for the degree of strengths and abilities of its residents, allowing a smooth transition to the next, more care- dependent zone with the onset of increasing…

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