Category Archives for "Information and Advice"
When someone has dementia the parts of their brain used for telling the time begin to deteriorate and eventually stop functioning. When they look at a clock face they might not be able to understand what the hands are pointing at, and they may easily lose track of what time of day it is – […]Continue reading
At Northfield House we understand the importance of how we can help our NH family with dementia to feel. We have learned from our specialist training based on the philosophy of the Butterfly Approach, that “Feelings Matter Most”! 💜Continue reading
Robotic pets are becoming a more and more common sight in care homes across the country as evidence mounts that these furry companions really do have the capacity to improve the wellbeing of people living with dementia. Research studies at several universities in the UK have produced encouraging results with the robotic pets being proven […]Continue reading
Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia are the two most common causes of dementia in the UK. Together they make up over 75% of all dementia diagnoses in the over 65s. Whilst they share many of the same symptoms, the progression and treatment of the 2 conditions can be very different so it’s worth knowing the […]Continue reading
Recent global research has highlighted a link between hearing loss and dementia. Even mild hearing loss is now believed to double your risk of developing dementia and the risk level increases the more severe your hearing loss. The signs and symptoms of the 2 conditions are very similar. Not responding when asked a question, or […]Continue reading