Depending on the stage of dementia, you may discover that your loved one experiences some difficulties with personal hygiene (stages are better explained on a previous blog post). There can be a few reasons as to why do people with Alzheimer’s stop bathing and how to help: Not having any motivation to shower (this can… Read more »
There are early signs of dementia though do bear in mind that they can differ on every individual. The chances of an individual getting dementia seem to be at an all-time high, so it is understandable that there are growing concerns amongst elderly people or families of the elderly individual. So, this leads to the… Read more »
The Alzheimer’s Show takes place every year in London and it is usually in June. It also takes place in Manchester but as I have not attended that one I cannot really comment, but it might be fair to say that you can expect similar things to what I have described. My experience: I attended… Read more »
Anyone who lives with someone who has dementia or cares for someone who has dementia might ask how can we make things easier around the house with a dementia friendly home? There is no clear-cut answer to this or any guarantees that this is actually possible, however there are things that you can do to… Read more »
There has been a lot of talk and research that has become available testing the impact of cognitive training for dementia and healthy older people. I do not want this blog post to be all about the research, the number of participants each study used and the flaws of each study. Instead I would prefer… Read more »
When someone ages, there is a chance that they may begin to feel lonely. Being lonely or bored for majority of the day can lead to mental health problems, lack of confidence and has also been connected to an increased risk of physical ill health. An older person may take it upon themselves to try… Read more »
Some individuals who are living with dementia can experience problems with their sleep. This has a significant effect on their own quality of life as well as difficulties for those caring for them. You may experience that they sleep during the day and are unable to sleep at night or countless waking during the night. … Read more »
Dr Danny Allen, Consultant Adult Psychiatrist, is now seeing patients at the 999 Medical Centre, Finchley Road, London. Dr Danny Allen treats a wide range of disorders. He has special interests in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, resistant depression, anxiety disorders, borderline personality disorder and adult ADHD.
We are happy to announce that our Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (r-TMS) for the treatment of depression performed by Dr Allen is covered by Aviva. All claims must be authorised by the Aviva Claims Department prior to treatment.
Kirsten Heynisch, an experienced Clinical Psychologist & Group Therapist, gives us a glimpse into the workings of group therapy. Group therapy is alive and well and just about everywhere these days – universities, hospitals, psychology departments, rehab clinics, private practice etc. However, I sometimes feel that group therapy is still one of the most misunderstood… Read more »