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Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
10th July 2017
Music is a useful tool in psychotherapy, due to the way that it changes and deepens feelings. That is according to Dr Stella Compton-Dickinson, a music therapist, who has outlined how it can be used to treat certain conditions, many of which affect the elderly. In her article for the Daily Mail, she highlights the elements in different types of music that work for common complaints. By following...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
6th July 2017
Elderly people who start to walk at a slower pace could be showing early signs of dementia, it has been confirmed. Experts have believed it could be an indicator for a long time, but now research has corroborated the observation with evidence and explained the reasons behind it. Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public health discovered that a slow walking pace can be...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
3rd July 2017
People exhibiting the early symptoms of dementia have been given hope  in the form of a special app. Game Show helps to slow memory loss in the elderly through brain training and could make a huge difference to many sufferers.   It works by tasking users with associating various geometric patterns with different locations. Game Show was developed by experts at the University of Cambridge, who...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
28th June 2017
Dementia is a condition that affects different people at different rates and, as such, it can be difficult to find things for patients to do that will keep them mentally stimulated. Antipsychotic medications are obviously a last resort and set programmes such as music therapy can prove tricky to implement on an ongoing basis, but failing to provide activities at all can lead to boredom and...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
28th June 2017
Dementia is a condition that affects different people at different rates and, as such, it can be difficult to find things for patients to do that will keep them mentally stimulated. Antipsychotic medications are obviously a last resort and set programmes such as music therapy can prove tricky to implement on an ongoing basis, but failing to provide activities at all can lead to boredom and...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
28th June 2017
Dementia is a condition that affects different people at different rates and, as such, it can be difficult to find things for patients to do that will keep them mentally stimulated. Antipsychotic medications are obviously a last resort and set programmes such as music therapy can prove tricky to implement on an ongoing basis, but failing to provide activities at all can lead to boredom and...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
28th June 2017
Dementia is a condition that affects different people at different rates and, as such, it can be difficult to find things for patients to do that will keep them mentally stimulated. Antipsychotic medications are obviously a last resort and set programmes such as music therapy can prove tricky to implement on an ongoing basis, but failing to provide activities at all can lead to boredom and...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
23rd June 2017
Evidence that the immune system attacks the brain in Parkinson's disease has finally been discovered. Scientists have believed for many years that a malfunctioning immune system contributes to the condition, but have been unable to find conclusive proof until now. Researchers at Columbia University examined the immune cells from 67 people with Parkinson's and 36 people in perfect health. The...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
22nd June 2017
Consuming extra virgin olive oil could help a person stave off dementia, a new study has found. According to researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM), the Mediterranean diet has long been associated with various health benefits. This is widely believed to be partly down to the common use of extra virgin olive oil in this part of the world, with scientists...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
20th June 2017
People who are caring for somebody with dementia must be mindful of how the person's home is decorated, an expert has stated. According to Barbara Clarke, chief officer at Bolton Dementia Support, dark patches or patterns on rugs and floors can cause problems for people with the degenerative condition. This, she said, is because dementia sufferers often try to avoid walking on the black parts, as...

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