Shocking headline UK, 2008
I don’t know about you but I had not given a nanosecond’s thought to dementia – in fact, I wasn’t even certain what dementia was, exactly. Something to do with being demented or crazy, maybe …..
So I wasn’t exactly ready for being told that some of the odd things my mother was doing were actually the first signs of Alzheimer’s disease, a kind of dementia.
Like she was thinking it was night time and putting herself to bed in the afternoon. Or forgetting that she had just had lunch and wondering when lunch would be ready …. that sort of thing. What’s really scary, though, is that I’ve caught myself out being a bit forgetful as well and I’m just a baby-boomer. So, being anxious to make sure that I wasn’t on a fast-track to dementia, myself, I’ve done some research. Read more…
Have you been forgetting a few things lately?
Had trouble remembering passwords?
Forgotten if you’d taken your medication or turned off the oven?
So, what’s happening?
Are you losing your edge?
Or getting Alzheimer’s?
It’s NOT a ‘senior moment’
It’s NOT the loss of brain cells
It’s NOT your brain shutting down
Your memory is still all there!
But you do need to learn the ways to find it. Read more…
Did you know that there is a connection between how well your memory operates, and how much you weigh?
While there is no way that you can change your family history, age and genetics, there are a number of lifestyle factors that are under your control. To help support your memory, do a quick scan of your own profile regarding smoking, blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, physical activity levels and your weight. Read more…
Have you had trouble remembering passwords or the time and location of an appointment you made a week ago?
Or forgotten an important birthdays? Been out and worried about whether you’d taken your medication, turned out the light, turned off the oven?
So, what’s happening? Read more…