Aug 11, 2017

Aromatherapy for Sundowning – VIDEO

Aromatherapy has been found to be effective in helping with the agitation, anxiety and irritability that often occurs in people with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.

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Challenging the behavioural paradigm- The right to express yourself

“ People don’t get along because they fear each other. People fear each other because they don’t know each other. They don’t know each other because they have not properly communicated with each other”.  Martin Luther King Stereotypes based on assumptions become part of how we think, how we believe others should act at certain... Read More

Avoidance and exclusion: how people living with dementia are experiencing discrimination

Dementia Australia have released the results of a survey which found that people living with dementia are facing discrimination and exclusion within their communities. It’s a sad finding and one that we should all make a conscious effort to amend, especially during this year’s Dementia Action Week, which has the theme ‘A little support makes a lot of difference’. Read More

People Living With Dementia Lose Their Ability To Daydream, New Research Reveals

Research by neuroscientists at the University of Sydney has shown that people living with frontotemporal dementia ­– a form of younger-onset dementia – lose the ability to daydream and have no inner monologue. It is believed that those with healthy minds spend at least 50% of their waking lives daydreaming and allowing their mind to... Read More
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