Is being old a mental health problem?8 October 2013,
There is a still a strong tendency among many people to associate old age very negatively, with a sense of it being a ‘burden on society’, something to be feared, and consisting primarily of an unpleasant combination of health conditions and problems.
Happy Dementia Awareness Day20 September 2013, Guest Blogger
Norman McNamara has been living with dementia for the last five years. He talks about what Dementia Awareness Day means to him.
The dilemma of old age becomes more prevalent than ever8 August 2013, Guest Blogger
Natalija Webb, Development and Later Life intern at the Mental Health Foundation, explains how the public can help in giving older people a better quality of life.
Seven tips to avoid losing things18 July 2013, Guest Blogger
A dementia self-help group discusses 'losing things'.
Dementia and GPS tracking9 May 2013,
The central ethical issue concerning the use of GPS for people with dementia is when it is used in people who lack the mental capacity to consent to it. To view it as a substitute for good care and support is missing the point completely.
For people with dementia (and everyone else) there needs to be such a thing as society19 April 2013,
Nearly 2/3 of people with dementia who live on their own experience feelings of loneliness, according to a report by the Alzheimer’s Society. We need to do more to reduce the social isolation of people with dementia.
Ten-year-old self?26 March 2013, Guest Blogger
A dementia self-help group reflects on its school days
Depression, dementia and placebos â not such a bitter pill11 March 2013,
Maybe placebos are a form of anti-depressant but psychological factors in the interaction is more important than what’s in the pill.
Dementia: whose quality of life?4 March 2013,
The latest Alzheimer’s Society report on the care of people with dementia in care homes estimates 80% of those people have either dementia or severe memory problems and that less than 50 per cent have a good quality of life.